Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,334 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leicester is the 167th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Leicester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Leicester is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leicester who work in office and administrative support (17.53%), sales jobs (10.49%), and management occupations (8.62%).
In terms of college education, Leicester is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.90% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Leicester in 2010 was $29,901, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $119,604 for a family of four. However, Leicester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Leicester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Leicester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Leicester include French , English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.