Chesterfield is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,248 people and just one neighborhood, Chesterfield is the 305th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Chesterfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Chesterfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Chesterfield is a town of professionals, service providers and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Chesterfield who work in teaching (14.46%), office and administrative support (11.48%) and management occupations (9.54%).
Also of interest is that Chesterfield has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
In addition, Chesterfield is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Chesterfield 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, Chesterfield really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Chesterfield 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Chesterfield has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Chesterfield has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Chesterfield than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Chesterfield may be for you.
One downside of living in Chesterfield is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Chesterfield, the average commute to work is 33.25 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Chesterfield does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.