Egremont - Alford is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,013 people and just one neighborhood, Egremont - Alford is the 300th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Egremont - Alford 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.
Unlike some towns, Egremont - Alford isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Egremont - Alford are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Egremont - Alford is a town of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Egremont - Alford who work in management occupations (11.62%), personal care services (9.50%), and sales jobs (7.89%).
Of important note, Egremont - Alford is also a town of artists. Egremont - Alford has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Egremont - Alford’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 16.36% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Another notable thing is that Egremont - Alford is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Egremont - Alford’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
In addition, Egremont - Alford is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Egremont - Alford is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Egremont - Alford 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, Egremont - Alford has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Egremont - Alford’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Egremont - Alford has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Egremont - Alford has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Egremont - Alford than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Egremont - Alford may be for you.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Egremont - Alford, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Egremont - Alford is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 51.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Egremont - Alford in 2018 was $55,078, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $220,312 for a family of four. However, Egremont - Alford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Egremont - Alford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Egremont - Alford residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Egremont - Alford include English, Irish, German, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Egremont - Alford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 91.2% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
In addition, despite all of the residential real estate here in the neighborhood, NeighborhoodScout has discovered that much of it is vacant. In resort or second-home vacation areas, this naturally occurs because homes and apartments are seasonally occupied, and empty for a portion of the year. In non-vacation or resort areas, however, this can be an indicator of property abandonment or a weak real estate market. The vacancy rate here is 41.8%, which is higher than 97.6% of all U.S. neighborhoods.
If you are planning to retire in Massachusetts, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Massachusetts, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 97.5% of neighborhoods in MA. If a Massachusetts retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for urban sophisticates.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Canadian and Eastern European ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.9% of this neighborhood's residents have Canadian ancestry and 4.4% have Eastern European ancestry.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Egremont - Alford are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 72.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.1% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 71.6% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 41.5% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 29.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (21.5%), and 7.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 92.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.9%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Egremont - Alford, MA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (18.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (13.3%), and residents who report German roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Italian ancestry (8.6%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (8.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (71.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (9.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.