Dracut is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 31,634 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dracut is the 54th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Dracut are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Dracut is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Dracut is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dracut who work in office and administrative support (11.30%), management occupations (10.35%), and food service (7.33%).
Also of interest is that Dracut has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Dracut 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, Dracut really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Dracut 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 Dracut is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Dracut, the average commute to work is 31.10 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
In terms of college education, Dracut 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: 31.07% of adults in Dracut have a college degree.
The per capita income in Dracut in 2018 was $38,365, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,460 for a family of four. However, Dracut contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Dracut is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Dracut home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Dracut residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Dracut include Irish, Italian, French, French Canadian, and English.
The most common language spoken in Dracut is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.