Westborough, MA
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Westborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,934 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 90.33% 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 (13.79%), computer science and math (13.33%), and sales jobs (11.06%).

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 7.55% 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.

Westborough is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Westborough’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

In Westborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.81 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 64.34% 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 2010 was $46,018, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,072 for a family of four.

Westborough is a very 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 Italian, English, German, and French .

Westborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 23.42%.

The most common language spoken in Westborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Other Asian languages and Chinese.

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