Stoughton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,915 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Stoughton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (11.29%), management occupations (10.38%), and sales jobs (9.22%).
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 33.06 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Stoughton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Stoughton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Stoughton citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.56% of adults in Stoughton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Stoughton in 2018 was $38,513, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $154,052 for a family of four. However, Stoughton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Stoughton is a very 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 Haitian.
Stoughton also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 20.75%.
The most common language spoken in Stoughton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.