Hamilton, MA
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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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hamilton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hamilton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Hamilton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.92 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

In Hamilton, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hamilton is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hamilton. 67.78% 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 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.