Townsend, MA
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Townsend is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 9,515 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 188th largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some towns, Townsend isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Townsend are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (11.36%), management occupations (10.48%), and teaching (9.29%).

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

Because of many things, Townsend 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, Townsend really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Townsend 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 Townsend is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Townsend, the average commute to work is 34.67 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The citizens of Townsend are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 34.48% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $37,561, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $150,244 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Miao/Hmong and Portuguese.

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