Sudbury, MA
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Sudbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,874 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Sudbury is the 104th largest community in Massachusetts.

Sudbury home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Sudbury real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Sudbury is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 95.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sudbury is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sudbury who work in management occupations (24.07%), business and financial occupations (9.87%), and sales jobs (9.12%).

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

Of important note, Sudbury is also a town of artists. Sudbury has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sudbury’s character.

A relatively large number of people in Sudbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.63% 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.

In addition, Sudbury is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Sudbury 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, Sudbury really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sudbury 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 Sudbury, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.29 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Sudbury, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Sudbury is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 78.44% 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 Sudbury in 2010 was $74,556, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $298,224 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Sudbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and French.

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