Princeton is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 3,443 people and just one neighborhood, Princeton is the 266th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Princeton 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Princeton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.90% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Princeton is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in management occupations (15.18%), office and administrative support (9.89%) and healthcare (9.56%).
Also of interest is that Princeton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Princeton is also a town of artists. Princeton has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Princeton’s character.
Setting & Lifestyle
Princeton 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, Princeton’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 Princeton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.29 minutes every day commuting to work.