Northborough, MA
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Northborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,042 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northborough is the 135th 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 90.07% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Northborough is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northborough who work in management occupations (17.99%), sales jobs (13.07%), and office and administrative support (11.58%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.59% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Northborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Northborough perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Northborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Northborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.71% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Northborough in 2010 was $44,516, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $178,064 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 English, Italian, German, and French .

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

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