Glocester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 10,323 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Glocester is the 30th largest community in Rhode Island.
Unlike some towns, Glocester isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Glocester are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glocester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glocester who work in management occupations (11.42%), sales jobs (11.37%), and teaching (10.37%).
Also of interest is that Glocester has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Glocester is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Glocester’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Glocester, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.10 minutes every day commuting to work.
In terms of college education, Glocester is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.18% of adults in Glocester have a college degree.
The per capita income in Glocester in 2018 was $38,174, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $152,696 for a family of four.
The people who call Glocester home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Glocester residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Glocester include Irish, Italian, English, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Glocester is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.