Charlton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,315 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Charlton is the 153rd largest community 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 professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Charlton who work in office and administrative support (12.78%), management occupations (10.62%), and healthcare (9.76%).
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 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, Charlton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Charlton 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.
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 33.45 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Charlton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The education level of Charlton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.14% of adults in Charlton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Charlton in 2018 was $40,606, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,424 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 Irish, French, Polish, Italian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Charlton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.