Pembroke is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,377 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pembroke is the 101st largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Pembroke 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pembroke is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pembroke is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pembroke who work in office and administrative support (13.19%), management occupations (12.39%), and sales jobs (12.01%).
Also of interest is that Pembroke has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Pembroke is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Pembroke 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, Pembroke has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Pembroke’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Pembroke, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.92 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Pembroke, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Pembroke is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The education level of Pembroke citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.43% of adults in Pembroke have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pembroke in 2010 was $40,887, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,548 for a family of four.
The people who call Pembroke home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pembroke residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pembroke include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Pembroke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.