Hamilton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,051 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 86.05% 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 (15.34%), business and financial occupations (9.62%), and office and administrative support (9.00%).
Of important note, Hamilton is also a town of artists. Hamilton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hamilton’s character.
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: 9.62% 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.
One downside of living in Hamilton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.06 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
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 have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hamilton. 67.53% 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 2018 was $49,763, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $199,052 for a family of four. However, Hamilton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Irish, English, Italian, German, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Hamilton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Korean and Chinese.