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, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Lunenburg who work in management occupations (14.59%), office and administrative support (9.92%), and sales jobs (9.45%).
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.
Lunenburg 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, Lunenburg’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Lunenburg, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.33 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Lunenburg are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.26% of adults in Lunenburg have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Lunenburg in 2010 was $38,443, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,772 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 Black or African-American. 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 French and Spanish.