Blackstone is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,104 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blackstone is the 185th largest community in Massachusetts.
Blackstone is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Blackstone is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blackstone who work in office and administrative support (13.85%), sales jobs (10.88%), and business and financial occupations (7.74%).
Also of interest is that Blackstone has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One downside of living in Blackstone is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Blackstone, the average commute to work is 30.62 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Blackstone is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.63% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Blackstone in 2010 was $32,556, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,224 for a family of four. However, Blackstone contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Blackstone home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blackstone residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blackstone include French , Italian, French Canadian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Blackstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.