Leicester, MA
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Living in Leicester

Leicester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,087 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Leicester is the 174th largest community in Massachusetts.

Leicester is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Leicester is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Leicester who work in office and administrative support (14.34%), management occupations (10.08%), and teaching (9.21%).

Also of interest is that Leicester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Leicester has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Leicester has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Leicester than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Leicester may be for you.

The overall education level of Leicester is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.30% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Leicester in 2018 was $37,640, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,560 for a family of four.

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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Leicester include Irish, French, Italian, Polish, and English.

The most common language spoken in Leicester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

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