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
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.
In Douglas, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.26 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
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.