Southwick is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,737 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Southwick is the 183rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns, Southwick isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Southwick are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Southwick is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southwick who work in sales jobs (14.04%), office and administrative support (13.25%), and management occupations (8.32%).
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.
Southwick is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Southwick’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Southwick is worth considering.
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.
In terms of college education, Southwick is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.51% of adults in Southwick have a college degree.
The per capita income in Southwick in 2010 was $37,591, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,364 for a family of four.
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 Italian, French , German, and English.
The most common language spoken in Southwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Gujarathi.