Weston is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 11,992 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 96.00% 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 (23.96%), healthcare (11.50%) and sales jobs (9.83%).
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.
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: 9.93% 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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Weston really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Weston perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
In Weston, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.54 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.
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 81.43% 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 $102,346, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $409,384 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 Irish, English, German, Italian, Russian and Scottish.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Weston's cultural character, accounting for 15.35% of the town’s population.
The languages spoken by people in Weston are also diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in Weston is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.
|NUMBER OF HOMES AND APARTMENTS||3,768|
|WESTON HOME OWNERSHIP|
|% OWNER OCCUPIED||80.66%|
|% RENTER OCCUPIED||19.34%|
|TYPE OF WESTON HOMES|
|SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED||85.92%|
|ROWHOUSES AND ATTACHED HOMES||1.89%|
|SMALL APARTMENT BUILDINGS||4.18%|
|COMPLEXES OR HIGH RISE APARTMENTS||8.01%|
|SIZE OF WESTON HOMES|
|5 OR MORE BEDROOMS||24.95%|
|AGE OF WESTON HOMES|
|NEWER HOMES (2000 OR LATER)||10.77%|
|ESTABLISHED, BUT NOT OLD HOMES (1970-1999)||28.14%|
|WELL-ESTABLISHED, OLD HOMES (1940-1969)||39.13%|
|HISTORIC (1939 OR BEFORE)||21.96%|
|WESTON REAL ESTATE INFORMATION||DETAILS|
|MEDIAN HOME VALUE||$1,265,810|
|MEDIAN RENTAL PRICE||$1,790|
|HOME VALUE RANGE|
|$0 - $58,000||0.25%|
|$58,001 - $117,000||0.89%|
|$117,001 - $234,000||2.03%|
|$234,001 - $350,000||0.37%|
|$350,001 - $467,000||2.64%|
|$467,001 - $584,000||2.58%|
|$584,001 - $876,000||12.95%|
|$876,001 - $1,168,000||18.90%|
|PEOPLE OF WESTON||DETAILS|
|UNDER 5 YEARS||6.95%|
|5 TO 17||21.69%|
|18 TO 24||8.37%|
|25 TO 34||4.61%|
|35 TO 54||25.91%|
|55 TO 64||14.53%|
|65 YEARS AND OVER||17.93%|
|EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT OF ADULTS|
|HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES||97.71%|
|MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME||$201,200|
|PER CAPITA INCOME||$102,346|
|INDIVIDUALS BELOW POVERTY LEVEL||2.89%|
|INDUSTRIES PEOPLE WORK IN||Professional, scientific, and technical services (18.11%)
Information Technology (3.83%)
Real estate (3.22%)
Public Service (2.06%)
|BLACK OR AFRICAN AMERICAN||2.57%|
|AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE||0.00%|
|NATIVE HAWAIIAN AND OTHER PACIFIC ISLANDERS||0.00%|
|SOME OTHER RACE ALONE||0.56%|
|TWO OR MORE RACES||2.33%|
|HISPANIC OR LATINO (OF ANY RACE)||4.26%|
|ETHNICITIES PRESENT||Irish (15.82%)
Eastern European (2.26%)
|LANGUAGES SPOKEN||English (78.96%)
Indic languages (1.47%)
French Creole (1.00%)
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