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 (13.99%), sales jobs (12.59%), and management occupations (10.83%).
Pembroke is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the 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 33.02 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.
Despite being a small town, Pembroke has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Pembroke citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 32.73% of adults in Pembroke have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Pembroke in 2010 was $38,119, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,476 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 .
The most common language spoken in Pembroke is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.