Monson is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,787 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monson is the 191st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Monson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Monson is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monson who work in office and administrative support (13.69%), sales jobs (10.63%), and management occupations (9.14%).
Also of interest is that Monson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Monson 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, Monson really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Monson 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.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Monson has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Monson a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Monson, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.22 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Monson is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The overall education level of Monson is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.68% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Monson in 2018 was $39,702, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $158,808 for a family of four. However, Monson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Monson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Monson include Irish, Polish, French, English, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Monson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.