Hamilton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,178 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 90.54% 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 (15.95%), business and financial occupations (10.90%), and healthcare (9.72%).
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.74% 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.
Because of many things, Hamilton is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hamilton 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, Hamilton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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.
One downside of living in Hamilton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hamilton, the average commute to work is 30.92 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Even though Hamilton is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
If knowledge is power, Hamilton is a pretty powerful place. 67.78% of the adults in Hamilton have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Hamilton in 2010 was $48,076, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $192,304 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 Korean and Chinese.