Stoughton, MA
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Stoughton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,431 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Stoughton is the 68th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Stoughton 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.

Stoughton is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Stoughton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stoughton who work in office and administrative support (15.90%), sales jobs (9.74%), and management occupations (9.20%).

Also of interest is that Stoughton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In Stoughton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.18 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Stoughton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Stoughton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Stoughton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.23% of adults in Stoughton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stoughton in 2010 was $34,568, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,272 for a family of four. However, Stoughton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stoughton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stoughton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stoughton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Stoughton include Italian, Portuguese, English, and Polish.

In addition, Stoughton has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.18%).

The most common language spoken in Stoughton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French Creole.