Framingham, MA
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Living in Framingham


Framingham is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 74,416 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Framingham is the 14th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Framingham 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.

Framingham is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Framingham is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Framingham who work in management occupations (11.33%), sales jobs (10.42%), and office and administrative support (7.97%).

Also of interest is that Framingham has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing that you will notice about Framingham is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Framingham a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

One downside of living in Framingham is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Framingham, the average commute to work is 31.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Framingham use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Framingham‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding taxis. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of Framingham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 47.56% of adults in Framingham 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 Framingham in 2018 was $42,684, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $170,736 for a family of four. However, Framingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Framingham is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Framingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Framingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Framingham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 16.11% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Framingham include Irish, Brazilian, Italian, English, and German.

In addition, Framingham has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (28.37%).

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