Dudley, MA

Dudley profile

Living in Dudley

Dudley is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,921 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Dudley is the 164th largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Dudley isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Dudley are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dudley is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dudley who work in office and administrative support (12.87%), management occupations (10.34%), and sales jobs (10.23%).

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

Dudley is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Dudley enrolled in college, Dudley has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Dudley’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

In terms of college education, Dudley is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.42% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dudley in 2018 was $31,036, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $124,144 for a family of four. However, Dudley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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