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Douglas, MA
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Douglas is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,983 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Douglas is the 194th largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Douglas is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Douglas is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglas who work in management occupations (13.51%), office and administrative support (9.90%), and sales jobs (8.24%).

Also of interest is that Douglas has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.46% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Douglas 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, Douglas’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 Douglas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.44 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Douglas is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.24% of adults in Douglas have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Douglas in 2018 was $43,316, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,264 for a family of four.

The people who call Douglas home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Douglas residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Douglas include French, Irish, English, Italian, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Douglas is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.


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