Stockbridge is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 1,950 people and just one neighborhood, Stockbridge is the 289th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Stockbridge was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Stockbridge are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Occupations and Workforce
Stockbridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.88% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stockbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stockbridge who work in management occupations (13.13%), teaching (12.12%) and sales jobs (10.71%).
Of important note, Stockbridge is also a town of artists. Stockbridge has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Stockbridge’s character.
Also of interest is that Stockbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Stockbridge is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
In Stockbridge, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Stockbridge is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.