Concord is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,491 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Concord is the 103rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Concord home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Concord real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Concord is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 94.75% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Concord is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Concord who work in management occupations (20.98%), business and financial occupations (11.65%), and teaching (10.80%).
Also of interest is that Concord has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Concord is also a town of artists. Concord has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Concord’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.60% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Concord 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, Concord is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Concord 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, Concord has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Concord’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Concord, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.19 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Concord has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Concord. 74.21% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Concord in 2018 was $72,080, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $288,320 for a family of four.
Concord is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Concord home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Concord residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Concord include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Concord is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.