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.
Southwick is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Southwick is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Southwick who work in sales jobs (14.65%), office and administrative support (13.62%), and management occupations (9.24%).
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.
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.
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.
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: 33.52% of adults in Southwick have a college degree.
The per capita income in Southwick in 2010 was $37,134, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $148,536 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, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Southwick is English. Other important languages spoken here include Persian and Gujarathi.