Lunenburg, MA
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Lunenburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,241 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lunenburg is the 179th largest community in Massachusetts.

Lunenburg is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Lunenburg is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lunenburg who work in office and administrative support (11.12%), management occupations (11.10%), and sales jobs (8.71%).

Also of interest is that Lunenburg 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: 7.27% 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, Lunenburg 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, Lunenburg really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Lunenburg 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.

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!) Lunenburg 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. Lunenburg has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Lunenburg than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Lunenburg may be for you.

One downside of living in Lunenburg is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Lunenburg, the average commute to work is 31.12 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Lunenburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.49% of adults in Lunenburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Lunenburg in 2010 was $36,208, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,832 for a family of four. However, Lunenburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Lunenburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Lunenburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Lunenburg include Italian, French , English, and French Canadian.

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

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