Pepperell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,161 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Pepperell is the 162nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Pepperell 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.
Pepperell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Pepperell is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Pepperell who work in office and administrative support (12.96%), management occupations (12.54%), and sales jobs (10.54%).
Also of interest is that Pepperell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Pepperell 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, Pepperell’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 Pepperell is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Pepperell, the average commute to work is 36.60 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Pepperell is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.82% of adults in Pepperell have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Pepperell in 2010 was $43,882, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $175,528 for a family of four.
The people who call Pepperell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pepperell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Pepperell include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Pepperell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.