South Hadley is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,794 people and four constituent neighborhoods, South Hadley is the 106th largest community in Massachusetts.
South Hadley is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.64% 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 office and administrative support (13.97%), teaching (11.96%), and management occupations (11.17%).
South Hadley is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in South Hadley enrolled in college, South Hadley has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
Even though South Hadley is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the bus for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
The citizens of South Hadley are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 39.86% of adults in South Hadley have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Hadley in 2010 was $30,843, 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 $123,372 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 French , Polish, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in South Hadley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.