Sturbridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,514 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sturbridge is the 184th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Sturbridge 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.
Sturbridge is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.04% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sturbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sturbridge who work in management occupations (13.31%), sales jobs (12.06%), and office and administrative support (11.93%).
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.
A relatively large number of people in Sturbridge telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.35% 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, Sturbridge 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, Sturbridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sturbridge 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.
One downside of living in Sturbridge is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Sturbridge, the average commute to work is 30.77 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Sturbridge is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 45.18% of adults in Sturbridge have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.
The per capita income in Sturbridge in 2010 was $42,003, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,012 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 French , Italian, English, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Sturbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.