Dalton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,693 people and just one neighborhood, Dalton is the 218th largest community in Massachusetts. Dalton has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dalton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dalton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dalton who work in office and administrative support (13.53%), teaching (11.22%) and management occupations (10.61%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Dalton 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, Dalton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Dalton is worth considering.
Being a small town, Dalton does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.