This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Northborough has a very low population density. Northborough is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Northborough, MA is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Northborough has a population density of 1,945, with 6,442 current residents.
Out of the 6,442 current residents, 48% are male and 52% are female. 64% of the residents are married and 36% are single.
- 54% Sun
- 46% Rain
- 56% Snow
48°F average temperature
- 43 years Median home age
- $320,460 Median home price
- -4.5% Home appreciation rate
- 13.23% Annual property tax
As for living in Northborough, the air quality is 38% and the weather, on average, is 54% sunny, 46% rainy, and 56% snowy. The average temperature is 48°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Northborough, you should know that 74.5% of homes are owned while 22.8% of homes are rented, and 2.8% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $320,460, the median age of homes is 43 years, the annual home appreciation is -4.50% and the annual property tax is 13.23%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)1
When looking at the community of Northborough, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Northborough’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Northborough is 39 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 55.83% Democratic, 42.10% Republican, and 2.06% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:13
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
92%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
19%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Northborough, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 7.40% of residents are unemployed in Northborough (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Northborough residents: 17.5% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 34.56% are in the arts and sciences field, 10.7% are in the customer service field, 27.4% are in the sales field, 0.00% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 4.7% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 5.1% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:13. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 92.48%, 9.97% of residents have an associate’s degree, 26.56% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 18.78% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Northborough, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Northborough have a few different options. 88% of commuters use their own cars, 6% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.