Glocester, RI
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Glocester is a somewhat small town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 9,994 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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glocester who work in office and administrative support (12.97%), sales jobs (11.71%), and food service (8.75%).

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.

Because of many things, Glocester 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, Glocester really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Glocester 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 Glocester, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 32.20 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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: 32.45% of adults in Glocester have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glocester in 2010 was $33,584, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,336 for a family of four. However, Glocester contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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 French , English, Italian, and French Canadian.

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

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