Truro is a very small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,011 people and just one neighborhood, Truro is the 288th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Truro home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Truro real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Truro is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Truro is a town of professionals, service providers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Truro who work in office and administrative support (12.46%), healthcare (9.80%) and management occupations (8.88%).
Of important note, Truro is also a town of artists. Truro has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Truro’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Truro telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.04% 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.
Setting & Lifestyle
Another notable thing is that Truro is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Truro’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
Because of many things, Truro is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Truro 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, Truro has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Truro’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Truro is worth considering.
One of the nice things about Truro is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.