Stow is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,234 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 91.18% 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 (17.95%), sales jobs (11.41%), and teaching (10.89%).
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.
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Stow has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
A relatively large number of people in Stow telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.03% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Because of many things, Stow is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Stow really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Stow perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Stow, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.54 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
If knowledge is power, Stow is a pretty powerful place. 73.62% of the adults in Stow have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Stow in 2018 was $60,265, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $241,060 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Stow is English. Other important languages spoken here include German/Yiddish and Langs. of India.