Wilbraham, MA
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Wilbraham is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,638 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Wilbraham is the 133rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Wilbraham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Wilbraham is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilbraham who work in management occupations (13.67%), sales jobs (10.80%), and office and administrative support (10.50%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.31% 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.

Because of many things, Wilbraham is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wilbraham 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, Wilbraham has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Wilbraham’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Wilbraham is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 43.61% of adults in Wilbraham have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wilbraham in 2010 was $39,352, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,408 for a family of four.

The people who call Wilbraham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Wilbraham residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Wilbraham include English, Italian, French , and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Wilbraham is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.

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