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 90.99% 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 (16.15%), healthcare (11.53%), and sales jobs (11.20%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.44% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 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, Longmeadow really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Longmeadow 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.

If knowledge is power, Longmeadow is a pretty powerful place. 65.14% 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 $57,935, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $231,740 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 Chinese.