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 89.93% 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 (12.82%), sales jobs (11.78%), and healthcare (10.06%).

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.

Because of many things, Shrewsbury 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, Shrewsbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Shrewsbury 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.

If knowledge is power, Shrewsbury is a pretty powerful place. 55.16% 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 2010 was $41,521, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,084 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: 21.19%.

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