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.

A relatively large number of people in Concord telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 12.45% 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", 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.

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.

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.

If knowledge is power, Concord is a pretty powerful place. 67.90% 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 $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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