Pembroke, MA
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Pembroke is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,273 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.

Pembroke is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pembroke is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pembroke who work in office and administrative support (13.56%), sales jobs (13.50%), and management occupations (9.69%).

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.

One downside of living in Pembroke is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pembroke, the average commute to work is 32.39 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Even though Pembroke is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

In terms of college education, Pembroke is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.62% of adults in Pembroke have a college degree.

The per capita income in Pembroke in 2010 was $37,823, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $151,292 for a family of four. However, Pembroke contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.

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

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