Brimfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,723 people and just one neighborhood, Brimfield is the 264th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Brimfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Brimfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Brimfield is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brimfield who work in sales jobs (10.99%), office and administrative support (10.10%) and management occupations (8.75%).
Of important note, Brimfield is also a town of artists. Brimfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brimfield’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.24% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Brimfield is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Brimfield’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Brimfield, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.95 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Brimfield doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.