Hamilton, MA
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Hamilton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,179 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hamilton is the 205th largest community in Massachusetts.

Hamilton home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Hamilton real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Hamilton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.94% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hamilton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hamilton who work in management occupations (15.77%), sales jobs (10.56%), and office and administrative support (9.91%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.87% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Hamilton 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, Hamilton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

Despite being a small town, Hamilton has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hamilton, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hamilton is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.07% 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 Hamilton in 2010 was $46,592, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,368 for a family of four.

The people who call Hamilton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hamilton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hamilton include English, Italian, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Hamilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Korean.