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 90.10% 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 (16.19%), sales jobs (13.39%), and office and administrative support (11.01%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Northborough telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.65% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 is lower than average for the country.

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 53.36% 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 $44,362, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,448 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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