Blackstone is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,288 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Blackstone who work in office and administrative support (11.37%), sales jobs (9.77%), and management occupations (8.76%).
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.
Because of many things, Blackstone 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, Blackstone really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Blackstone 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 Blackstone, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.47 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The education level of Blackstone citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.40% of adults in Blackstone have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Blackstone in 2018 was $40,889, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,556 for a family of four.
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 Irish, French, Italian, French Canadian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Blackstone is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.