Sutton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,272 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Sutton is the 187th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Sutton 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sutton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sutton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sutton who work in management occupations (13.75%), sales jobs (13.73%), and office and administrative support (13.57%).
Because of many things, Sutton 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, Sutton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Sutton 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 Sutton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.89 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
The citizens of Sutton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 42.28% of adults in Sutton have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Sutton in 2010 was $42,050, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,200 for a family of four.
The people who call Sutton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Sutton residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Sutton include French , Italian, English, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Sutton is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and French Creole.