Weston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,111 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Weston is the 165th largest community in Massachusetts.
Weston home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Weston real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Weston is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Weston is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Weston who work in management occupations (23.85%), healthcare (13.16%), and business and financial occupations (9.88%).
Also of interest is that Weston has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Of important note, Weston is also a town of artists. Weston has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Weston’s character.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 14.42% 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.
Weston 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, Weston’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Weston, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.28 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
In Weston, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Weston is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Weston is a pretty powerful place. 83.93% of the adults in Weston 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 Weston in 2010 was $94,419, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $377,676 for a family of four.
Weston is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Weston home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Weston residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Weston include English, Italian, German, and European.
Weston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.11%.
The most common language spoken in Weston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.