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Northborough, MA
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Living in Northborough


Northborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,741 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northborough is the 130th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Northborough 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.

Northborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.97% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northborough is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northborough who work in management occupations (19.84%), sales jobs (10.91%), and office and administrative support (9.88%).

Also of interest is that Northborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Northborough is also a town of artists. Northborough has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Northborough’s character.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 13.35% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Northborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Northborough a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Northborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Northborough’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

One downside of living in Northborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.56 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, Northborough is a pretty powerful place. 65.77% of the adults in Northborough have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Northborough in 2018 was $70,745, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $282,980 for a family of four.

Northborough is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Northborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northborough include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Northborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.


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