Sturbridge, MA

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Living in Sturbridge

Sturbridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,867 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sturbridge is the 185th largest community in Massachusetts.

Sturbridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.83% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sturbridge is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sturbridge who work in management occupations (15.00%), sales jobs (11.21%), and healthcare (10.05%).

Also of interest is that Sturbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.40% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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, Sturbridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sturbridge a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sturbridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sturbridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Sturbridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Sturbridge ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Sturbridge, 42.34% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Sturbridge in 2018 was $43,356, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $173,424 for a family of four.

The people who call Sturbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sturbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sturbridge include Irish, English, Italian, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Sturbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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