Monson, MA
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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.

Monson is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 management occupations (12.49%), office and administrative support (10.41%), and sales jobs (10.20%).

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, Monson is worth considering.

One downside of living in Monson, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.82 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Monson does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The overall education level of Monson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 28.60% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Monson in 2010 was $32,481, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,924 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monson include Irish, Italian, English, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Monson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Slavic languages.