Middleborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 24,350 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Middleborough is the 81st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Middleborough 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middleborough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middleborough is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middleborough who work in office and administrative support (14.32%), sales jobs (11.10%), and management occupations (8.71%).
Also of interest is that Middleborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
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!) Middleborough 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. Middleborough has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Middleborough than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Middleborough may be for you.
In Middleborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.61 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Middleborough is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.29% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Middleborough in 2010 was $33,204, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,816 for a family of four. However, Middleborough contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Middleborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middleborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middleborough include English, Italian, Portuguese, and German.
The most common language spoken in Middleborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.