Southborough is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,450 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southborough is the 178th 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 91.81% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Southborough is a town of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southborough who work in management occupations (22.08%), sales jobs (10.58%), and business and financial occupations (9.54%).
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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.28% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
Because of many things, Southborough 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, Southborough really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Southborough 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.
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 32.08 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Southborough, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Southborough is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Southborough. 66.45% 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 $78,804, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $315,216 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.
In addition, Southborough has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (18.01%).
The most common language spoken in Southborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Langs. of India.