West Boylston, MA


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West Boylston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,894 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, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in West Boylston who work in office and administrative support (15.04%), sales jobs (13.05%), and management occupations (9.07%).

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.

Of important note, West Boylston is also a town of artists. West Boylston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape West Boylston’s character.

In terms of college education, West Boylston 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: 32.35% of adults in West Boylston have a college degree.

The per capita income in West Boylston in 2010 was $27,084, 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 $108,336 for a family of four. However, West Boylston contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

West Boylston is a somewhat 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. Important ancestries of people in West Boylston include Italian, French , English, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in West Boylston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.

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