Southwick is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,689 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 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.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Southwick has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Southwick has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Southwick than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Southwick may be for you.
Being a small town, Southwick does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
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 Irish, Italian, French, German, English and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Southwick is English.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,593|
|SOUTHWICK HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||82.05%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||17.95%|
|TYPE OF SOUTHWICK HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||77.05%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||5.18%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||8.99%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.78%|
|SIZE OF SOUTHWICK HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||2.75%|
|AGE OF SOUTHWICK HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.75%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||46.08%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||29.81%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||13.36%|
|SOUTHWICK REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$263,692|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,163|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $51,000||1.62%|
|$51,001 - $102,000||0.00%|
|$102,001 - $203,000||24.81%|
|$203,001 - $305,000||32.14%|
|$305,001 - $407,000||19.52%|
|$407,001 - $508,000||10.47%|
|$508,001 - $762,000||9.86%|
|$762,001 - $1,017,000||0.71%|
|PEOPLE OF SOUTHWICK||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||3.68%|
|5 TO 17||16.04%|
|18 TO 24||10.20%|
|25 TO 34||8.52%|
|35 TO 54||31.64%|
|55 TO 64||13.81%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||16.11%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||91.21%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$81,967|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$37,591|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.93%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Manufacturing (15.78%)
Professional, scientific, and technical services (5.84%)
Public Service (2.61%)
Information Technology (2.48%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||0.04%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.00%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||1.69%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||0.51%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (22.68%)
French Canadian (8.64%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (96.16%)
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