Sudbury, MA
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Sudbury is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,627 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 95.75% 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 (21.60%), sales jobs (10.76%), and office and administrative support (9.73%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Sudbury telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.85% 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 people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Sudbury is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sudbury 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, Sudbury has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sudbury’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 Sudbury, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 35.21 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

In Sudbury, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Sudbury is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

If knowledge is power, Sudbury is a pretty powerful place. 78.65% of the adults in Sudbury 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 Sudbury in 2010 was $75,699, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $302,796 for a family of four.

Sudbury is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Scottish.

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


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