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 sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stoughton who work in office and administrative support (15.35%), management occupations (10.08%), and sales jobs (9.55%).

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 downside of living in Stoughton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.91 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 citizens of Stoughton are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.78% of adults in Stoughton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Stoughton in 2010 was $34,018, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $136,072 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 Italian, English, Portuguese, and Polish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Stoughton's cultural character, accounting for 15.84% of the town’s population.

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