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 (15.48%), sales jobs (12.11%), and management occupations (8.01%).
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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Middleborough has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Middleborough a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Middleborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The overall education level of Middleborough citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.74% of adults in Middleborough have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Middleborough in 2010 was $33,810, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,240 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, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Middleborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.