Montague, MA
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Montague is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,272 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Montague is the 194th largest community in Massachusetts. Montague has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns.

Montague is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Montague is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montague who work in office and administrative support (13.38%), management occupations (8.02%), and sales jobs (7.59%).

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, Montague has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Montague a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, Montague is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.58% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Montague in 2010 was $27,214, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,856 for a family of four. However, Montague contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Montague home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montague residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Montague include French , Irish, English, and German.

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