Stow is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 7,174 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Stow is the 216th largest community in Massachusetts.
Stow home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Stow real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.
Stow is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.62% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Stow is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Stow who work in management occupations (18.46%), teaching (15.59%), and sales jobs (10.58%).
Stow is home to a number of people employed in the armed forces. When you visit or walk around Stow, some of the people you will bump into will be military people In and out of uniform, jogging, shopping and generally out and about town.
Also of interest is that Stow has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.61% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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 addition, Stow is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Stow is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Stow’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
In Stow, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Stow. 74.97% 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 Stow in 2018 was $59,831, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,324 for a family of four.
Stow is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Stow home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Stow residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Stow include Irish, English, Italian, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Stow is English. Other important languages spoken here include Vietnamese and German/Yiddish.