Weston, MA
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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 97.10% 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 (23.21%), healthcare (10.93%), and sales jobs (10.26%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Weston telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 11.84% 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.

Because of many things, Weston is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Weston a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Weston has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.25 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.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Weston, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Weston is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 82.95% 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 Weston in 2010 was $95,020, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $380,080 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, Italian, German, and Russian.

Weston also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.49%.

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

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