Westborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 21,567 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.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One downside of living in Westborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Westborough, the average commute to work is 30.75 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Westborough is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Westborough, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Westborough, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Westborough is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 66.69% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
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.
Westborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.66%.
The most common language spoken in Westborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.