Southborough, MA
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Southborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,038 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 94.91% 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 (18.02%), sales jobs (17.31%), and computer science and math (7.96%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Southborough telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.39% 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.

In addition, Southborough is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

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.

One downside of living in Southborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Southborough, the average commute to work is 31.18 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Southborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Southborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 70.24% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Southborough in 2010 was $62,223, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $248,892 for a family of four.

Southborough is a somewhat 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 Italian, English, German, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Southborough's cultural character, accounting for 16.42% of the town’s population.

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

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