Framingham is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 71,265 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Framingham is the 14th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Framingham 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.
Also of interest is that Framingham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.80% 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.
One thing noticeable about Framingham, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Framingham is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Framingham a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.
One downside of living in Framingham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Framingham, the average commute to work is 31.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Framingham is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking taxis. For Framingham, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Framingham. 50.65% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Framingham in 2018 was $48,470, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $193,880 for a family of four. However, Framingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Framingham is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Framingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Framingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Framingham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.74% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Framingham include Irish, Brazilian, Italian, English, and German.
Framingham also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 30.97%.
The most common language spoken in Framingham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.