Winchendon, MA
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Winchendon is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,698 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Winchendon is the 174th largest community in Massachusetts.

Winchendon is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Winchendon is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchendon who work in office and administrative support (11.57%), sales jobs (8.12%), and teaching (6.61%).

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Winchendon has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Winchendon has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Winchendon than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Winchendon may be for you.

In Winchendon, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.84 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Winchendon who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 19.97% of the adults in Winchendon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winchendon in 2010 was $27,793, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $111,172 for a family of four. However, Winchendon contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Winchendon home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winchendon residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Winchendon include Irish, Italian, English, and French Canadian.

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