West Boylston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,077 people and two constituent neighborhoods, West Boylston is the 207th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in West Boylston 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.
West Boylston is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, West Boylston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Boylston who work in management occupations (16.07%), sales jobs (12.39%), and healthcare (9.55%).
Also of interest is that West Boylston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The overall education level of West Boylston citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 33.24% of adults in West Boylston have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in West Boylston in 2018 was $34,741, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $138,964 for a family of four. However, West Boylston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
West Boylston is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call West Boylston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of West Boylston residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. West Boylston also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.26% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in West Boylston include Irish, Italian, English, French, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in West Boylston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.