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.

Unlike some towns, Winchendon isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Winchendon are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winchendon is a town of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winchendon who work in office and administrative support (11.29%), food service (6.92%), and sales jobs (6.79%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Winchendon is worth considering.

One downside of living in Winchendon is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Winchendon, the average commute to work is 32.16 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Winchendon is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Winchendon is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.82% of adults 25 and older in Winchendon have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Winchendon in 2010 was $27,993, 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 $111,972 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, English, Italian, and French Canadian.

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