Douglas is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,728 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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Douglas a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Douglas has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 34.26 minutes every day commuting to work.
As is often the case in a small town, Douglas doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.