Chelmsford, MA
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Chelmsford is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 35,099 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Chelmsford is the 46th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Chelmsford 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.

Chelmsford is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.43% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Chelmsford is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Chelmsford who work in management occupations (13.83%), office and administrative support (11.77%), and computer science and math (9.28%).

Also of interest is that Chelmsford has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Chelmsford 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, Chelmsford’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Chelmsford, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.25 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Chelmsford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Chelmsford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.11% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Chelmsford in 2010 was $49,564, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,256 for a family of four.

Chelmsford is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Chelmsford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Chelmsford residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Chelmsford include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.

The most common language spoken in Chelmsford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.