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 noticeable about Framingham, although not a huge town, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Framingham is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Framingham a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

One downside of living in Framingham, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.57 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

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 education level of Framingham ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Framingham, 47.56% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate 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.

Framingham also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 28.37%.

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