Westborough is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 19,144 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Westborough is the 98th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Westborough 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.
Westborough is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Westborough is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Westborough who work in management occupations (15.56%), computer science and math (14.59%), and sales jobs (11.41%).
Also of interest is that Westborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.83% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In Westborough, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.75 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Westborough has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Westborough. 66.69% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Westborough in 2018 was $55,718, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $222,872 for a family of four.
Westborough is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Westborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Westborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Westborough include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
Westborough also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 26.66%.
The most common language spoken in Westborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Other Asian languages.