Weston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 12,134 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 94.61% 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 (22.70%), healthcare (11.46%), and business and financial occupations (10.16%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 14.94% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Weston, the average commute to work is 30.46 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.
Despite being a small town, Weston has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Weston is a pretty powerful place. 82.24% 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 $87,978, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $351,912 for a family of four.
Weston is a very 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 Irish, English, Italian, German, and European.
Weston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 17.94%.
The most common language spoken in Weston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.