Granby is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,333 people and just one neighborhood, Granby is the 226th largest community in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Granby isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Granby are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Granby is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Granby who work in management occupations (10.15%), healthcare (9.52%) and teaching (9.49%).
A relatively large number of people in Granby telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.27% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Granby 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, Granby’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Granby has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Granby a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.