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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Charlton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Charlton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlton who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (10.86%).
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.
In Charlton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.09 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Charlton is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 31.86% of adults in Charlton have a college degree.
The per capita income in Charlton in 2010 was $35,990, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,960 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.