Monson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,789 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monson is the 191st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monson is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Monson who work in sales jobs (12.51%), office and administrative support (11.36%), and management occupations (9.92%).
Monson 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, Monson’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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, Monson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Monson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
One downside of living in Monson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.24 minutes every day commuting to work.
Monson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of people in Monson who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.94% of adults in Monson have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monson in 2010 was $32,780, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,120 for a family of four. However, Monson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Monson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monson residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Monson include French , English, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.