Upton is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,699 people and just one neighborhood, Upton is the 208th largest community in Massachusetts.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Upton 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.
Occupations and Workforce
Upton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.80% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Upton is a town of professionals, managers and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Upton who work in management occupations (18.92%), office and administrative support (12.31%) and healthcare (9.45%).
Also of interest is that Upton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Upton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Upton’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 Upton, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.47 minutes every day commuting to work.