Longmeadow, MA

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Living in Longmeadow

Longmeadow is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,705 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Longmeadow is the 123rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Longmeadow are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Longmeadow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.10% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Longmeadow is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Longmeadow who work in management occupations (15.89%), sales jobs (12.56%), and healthcare (11.60%).

Also of interest is that Longmeadow 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 Longmeadow telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.01% 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, Longmeadow is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Longmeadow a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Longmeadow has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Longmeadow’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Longmeadow is a pretty powerful place. 65.22% of the adults in Longmeadow 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 Longmeadow in 2018 was $55,457, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,828 for a family of four.

Longmeadow is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Longmeadow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Longmeadow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Longmeadow include Irish, Italian, Polish, English, and German.

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