Stow is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,125 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Stow is the 220th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Stow 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.
Stow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 93.22% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stow is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stow who work in management occupations (17.57%), office and administrative support (9.68%), and business and financial occupations (9.56%).
Also of interest is that Stow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Stow is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Stow’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Stow is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Stow, the average commute to work is 33.97 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Stow, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Stow is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 65.12% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Stow in 2010 was $51,081, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $204,324 for a family of four.
The people who call Stow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stow include English, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.