Charlton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,406 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Charlton is the 151st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Charlton 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.
Charlton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Charlton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlton who work in office and administrative support (15.23%), sales jobs (13.65%), and healthcare (10.81%).
Also of interest is that Charlton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Charlton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Charlton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Charlton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Charlton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Charlton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Charlton, the average commute to work is 30.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Charlton citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.16% of adults in Charlton have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Charlton in 2010 was $34,728, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,912 for a family of four.
The people who call Charlton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Charlton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Charlton include French , English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Charlton is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Polish.