Pepperell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,165 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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.36% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (12.26%), sales jobs (11.81%), and management occupations (11.63%).
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.
Because of many things, Pepperell is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Pepperell really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Pepperell perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One downside of living in Pepperell, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.68 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Pepperell citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.97% of adults in Pepperell have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Pepperell in 2010 was $34,826, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $139,304 for a family of four. However, Pepperell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Pepperell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.