Shrewsbury, MA
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Shrewsbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 36,805 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Shrewsbury is the 43rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Shrewsbury 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.

Shrewsbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Shrewsbury is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shrewsbury who work in management occupations (12.31%), sales jobs (11.11%), and healthcare (10.53%).

Also of interest is that Shrewsbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Shrewsbury 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, Shrewsbury’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Shrewsbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Shrewsbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 54.19% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Shrewsbury in 2010 was $41,985, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,940 for a family of four.

Shrewsbury is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Shrewsbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shrewsbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Shrewsbury include Italian, French , English, and German.

Shrewsbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.72%.

The most common language spoken in Shrewsbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Chinese.