Concord is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,237 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 93.89% 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 (20.96%), teaching (11.09%), and computer science and math (9.43%).
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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Concord has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
A relatively large number of people in Concord telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 14.08% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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 32.15 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.
Even though Concord is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Concord. 71.35% 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 $68,012, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $272,048 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, English, German, Italian, and European.
The most common language spoken in Concord is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.