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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Glocester is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Glocester is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Glocester who work in office and administrative support (12.12%), sales jobs (11.78%), and healthcare (7.70%).

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.

One downside of living in Glocester is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Glocester, the average commute to work is 31.75 minutes, which is quite a bit 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: 31.12% of adults in Glocester have a college degree.

The per capita income in Glocester in 2010 was $33,721, which is middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,884 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Glocester include French , Italian, English, and Polish.

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

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