Shrewsbury, MA
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Shrewsbury profile

Living in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 38,325 people and eight 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 89.62% 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 (13.55%), computer science and math (13.03%), and sales jobs (10.92%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Shrewsbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Because of many things, Shrewsbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Shrewsbury a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Shrewsbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Shrewsbury’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 Shrewsbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Shrewsbury, the average commute to work is 30.38 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

If knowledge is power, Shrewsbury is a pretty powerful place. 62.45% of the adults in Shrewsbury have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Shrewsbury in 2018 was $50,613, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,452 for a family of four.

Shrewsbury is an extremely 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

Shrewsbury also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 25.12%.

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