Uxbridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,913 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Uxbridge is the 145th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Uxbridge 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, Uxbridge isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Uxbridge are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Uxbridge is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Uxbridge who work in management occupations (13.03%), office and administrative support (12.97%), and sales jobs (8.24%).
Also of interest is that Uxbridge has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Uxbridge 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, Uxbridge’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Uxbridge, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
In Uxbridge, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Uxbridge is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
In terms of college education, Uxbridge is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 33.48% of adults in Uxbridge have a college degree.
The per capita income in Uxbridge in 2010 was $34,370, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,480 for a family of four. However, Uxbridge contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Uxbridge home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Uxbridge residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Uxbridge include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Uxbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.