Douglas is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,681 people and just one neighborhood, Douglas is the 193rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Douglas are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Douglas isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Douglas are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Douglas is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Douglas who work in office and administrative support (10.62%), sales jobs (10.19%) and management occupations (9.89%).
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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Douglas 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, Douglas really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Douglas 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 Douglas, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
Douglas is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.