Belchertown is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 15,098 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Belchertown is the 130th largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Belchertown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Belchertown is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Belchertown who work in teaching (12.20%), office and administrative support (12.13%), and management occupations (11.15%).
Also of interest is that Belchertown has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Belchertown is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Belchertown a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Belchertown has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Belchertown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
The citizens of Belchertown are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.59% of adults in Belchertown have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Belchertown in 2018 was $41,753, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $167,012 for a family of four.
The people who call Belchertown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Belchertown residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Belchertown include Irish, Polish, French, English, and German.
The most common language spoken in Belchertown is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.