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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Blackstone is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.53%), sales jobs (12.21%), and business and financial occupations (7.59%).
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.
The overall education level of Blackstone is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.57% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Blackstone in 2010 was $33,897, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,588 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 , French Canadian, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Blackstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.