Northbridge is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,335 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Northbridge is the 124th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Northbridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Northbridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Northbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Northbridge who work in management occupations (13.14%), sales jobs (13.00%), and office and administrative support (12.43%).
Also of interest is that Northbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.35% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
One downside of living in Northbridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.69 minutes every day commuting to work.
The citizens of Northbridge are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.03% of adults in Northbridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Northbridge in 2018 was $40,503, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $162,012 for a family of four.
Northbridge is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Northbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Northbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Northbridge include Irish, French, Italian, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Northbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.