Longmeadow is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,898 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 92.44% 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 (14.01%), healthcare (13.31%), and sales jobs (12.60%).
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.
In addition, Longmeadow is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Longmeadow is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Longmeadow’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Longmeadow, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Longmeadow is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.29% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Longmeadow in 2010 was $53,904, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $215,616 for a family of four.
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 Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Longmeadow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.