South Hadley is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,625 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Hadley is the 106th largest community in Massachusetts.
South Hadley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, South Hadley is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Hadley who work in management occupations (11.09%), sales jobs (10.84%), and teaching (10.76%).
Also of interest is that South Hadley has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in South Hadley, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, South Hadley provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
The education level of South Hadley ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in South Hadley, 42.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in South Hadley in 2018 was $35,315, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,260 for a family of four. However, South Hadley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
South Hadley is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call South Hadley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Hadley residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in South Hadley include Irish, French, Polish, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in South Hadley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.