Southwick is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,196 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southwick is the 189th largest community in Massachusetts.
Of important note, Southwick is also a town of artists. Southwick has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Southwick’s character.
Also of interest is that Southwick 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: 9.10% 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.
Because of many things, Southwick 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, Southwick really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Southwick 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.
Southwick is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Southwick are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 35.68% of adults in Southwick have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Southwick in 2018 was $44,361, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $177,444 for a family of four. However, Southwick contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Southwick home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Southwick residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Southwick include Irish, Polish, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Southwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Slavic languages and Spanish.