Billerica is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 42,700 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Billerica is the 36th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Billerica are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Billerica is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Billerica is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Billerica who work in office and administrative support (14.83%), management occupations (11.43%), and sales jobs (9.54%).
Also of interest is that Billerica has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Billerica is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Billerica really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Billerica perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Billerica, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.58 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Billerica is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Billerica, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
In terms of college education, Billerica is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.09% of adults in Billerica have a college degree.
The per capita income in Billerica in 2010 was $38,040, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,160 for a family of four.
Billerica is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Billerica home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Billerica residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Billerica include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Billerica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.