Southborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,208 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southborough is the 182nd largest community in Massachusetts.
Southborough home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Southborough real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Southborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 90.74% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southborough is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southborough who work in management occupations (18.65%), business and financial occupations (11.07%), and sales jobs (9.83%).
Also of interest is that Southborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.17% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.
In addition, Southborough is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Southborough is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Southborough 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, Southborough has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Southborough’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Southborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.13 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Southborough is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Southborough. 66.54% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Southborough in 2018 was $69,772, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $279,088 for a family of four.
Southborough is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Southborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southborough include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Southborough's cultural character, accounting for 16.64% of the town’s population.
The most common language spoken in Southborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.