Uxbridge is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,095 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Uxbridge is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 (13.88%), office and administrative support (13.52%), and sales jobs (8.07%).
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.
Because of many things, Uxbridge is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Uxbridge 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, Uxbridge has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Uxbridge’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 Uxbridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.04 minutes every day commuting to work.
The education level of Uxbridge citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.70% of adults in Uxbridge have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Uxbridge in 2010 was $35,830, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,320 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 Irish, Italian, English, French Canadian, and French.
The most common language spoken in Uxbridge is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Arabic.