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 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 (13.03%), 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.
Because of many things, Uxbridge 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, Uxbridge really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Uxbridge 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 Uxbridge, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.73 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
Even though Uxbridge is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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.