Concord is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,809 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 93.60% 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 (21.43%), teaching (12.47%), and business and financial occupations (10.27%).
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: 13.59% 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", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Concord 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, Concord’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Concord is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Concord, the average commute to work is 32.64 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Concord, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Concord is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Concord is a pretty powerful place. 70.20% of the adults in Concord have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Concord in 2010 was $68,032, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,128 for a family of four.
Concord is a somewhat 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, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Concord is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.