Westborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,144 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westborough is the 98th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Westborough 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.
Westborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westborough is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westborough who work in management occupations (15.56%), computer science and math (14.59%), and sales jobs (11.41%).
Also of interest is that Westborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Westborough telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.83% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Westborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 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.
Even though Westborough 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.
If knowledge is power, Westborough is a pretty powerful place. 66.69% of the adults in Westborough have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Westborough in 2018 was $55,718, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $222,872 for a family of four.
Westborough is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westborough include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
In addition, Westborough has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (26.66%).
The most common language spoken in Westborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.