Harvard is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 6,844 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harvard is the 220th largest community in Massachusetts.
Harvard home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Harvard real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Also of interest is that Harvard 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 Harvard telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 26.68% 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, Harvard 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, Harvard really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Harvard 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 Harvard is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Harvard, the average commute to work is 32.79 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.
In Harvard, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Harvard is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Harvard is a pretty powerful place. 63.10% of the adults in Harvard 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 Harvard in 2018 was $61,897, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $247,588 for a family of four.
Harvard is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Harvard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Harvard residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Harvard include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Haitian.
The most common language spoken in Harvard is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.