Lunenburg is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,107 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Lunenburg is the 179th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Lunenburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Lunenburg are a mix of both white- and blue-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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.27% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Lunenburg is worth considering.
In Lunenburg, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.12 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly 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 Irish, Italian, French, English, French Canadian and German.
The most common language spoken in Lunenburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||4,247|
|LUNENBURG HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.36%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.64%|
|TYPE OF LUNENBURG HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||78.88%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||3.89%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.77%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||6.20%|
|SIZE OF LUNENBURG HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.86%|
|AGE OF LUNENBURG HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||16.20%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||31.39%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||36.15%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||16.26%|
|LUNENBURG REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$299,382|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,343|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $53,000||3.98%|
|$53,001 - $106,000||0.56%|
|$106,001 - $212,000||16.47%|
|$212,001 - $318,000||36.77%|
|$318,001 - $425,000||26.88%|
|$425,001 - $531,000||7.05%|
|$531,001 - $796,000||6.55%|
|$796,001 - $1,061,000||0.88%|
|PEOPLE OF LUNENBURG||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||5.08%|
|5 TO 17||16.86%|
|18 TO 24||7.27%|
|25 TO 34||8.61%|
|35 TO 54||32.18%|
|55 TO 64||14.31%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||15.70%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||93.09%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$71,055|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$36,208|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||9.81%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Healthcare (15.42%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (8.06%)
Public Service (3.13%)
Information Technology (2.71%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||1.61%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||1.13%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.90%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.40%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (22.96%)
French Canadian (8.60%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (91.12%)
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