Concord, MA
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Concord is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,830 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 93.10% 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 (21.04%), teaching (13.64%), and business and financial occupations (9.87%).

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: 12.45% 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 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, Concord really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Concord 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 Concord, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.63 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Concord. 67.90% 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 2010 was $66,856, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $267,424 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.

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