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Stoughton, MA
Real Estate & Demographic Data

Stoughton profile

Living in Stoughton

Stoughton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,969 people and seven associated neighborhoods, Stoughton is the 65th 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.

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.04% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in Stoughton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.35 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 population of Stoughton is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.20% of adults in Stoughton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stoughton in 2018 was $47,082, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $188,328 for a family of four. However, Stoughton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Stoughton is an extremely 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 Irish, Italian, Portuguese, English, and Brazilian.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Stoughton's cultural character, accounting for 24.96% of the town’s population.

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