Billerica, MA

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Living in Billerica

Billerica is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 43,367 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Billerica is the 36th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Billerica 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.

Billerica is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Billerica is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Billerica who work in office and administrative support (13.17%), management occupations (12.94%), and sales jobs (7.75%).

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

Because of many things, Billerica 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, Billerica really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Billerica 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 Billerica, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.55 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 Billerica use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Billerica‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The education level of Billerica citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.10% of adults in Billerica have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Billerica in 2018 was $41,174, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $164,696 for a family of four.

Billerica is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Billerica home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Billerica residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Billerica include Irish, Italian, English, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Billerica is English. Other important languages spoken here include Langs. of India and Spanish.