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.
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.
In Weston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.46 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Even though Weston is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding 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 2018 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.