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 88.21% 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 (16.68%), teaching (10.07%), and business and financial occupations (9.81%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Hamilton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.93% 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.
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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Hamilton, the average commute to work is 32.90 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.
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 69.30% 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 2018 was $49,347, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $197,388 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.