Cheshire is a small town in Massachusetts with a population of approximately 1,000. Young adults (15-24) will fit right in, as they make up an above-average percentage of the community, while young professionals are less well-represented. With an average age of just under 38, the town's population is younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Most Cheshire residents own their homes, and 35% of residents rent. With a relatively low average rent of $1,008 per month in the town, renting remains an affordable option, particularly compared to other cities in Massachusetts. Each month, renters in Cheshire will save around $210 compared to the state average.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, faster than most cities in the state, Cheshire residents know that getting to work isn't overly time-consuming. Many residents (48%) commute to work by car, while public transportation is not used. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number surpasses the national average.
Many Cheshire residents work in one of four industries: entertainment, healthcare, retail, and education. Combined, these industries account for 36% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, looking at job function, 14% of the town's population works in sales, making it the top profession in the town. With an average annual income of around $67K, Cheshire workers earn less than their peers elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345. Cheshire has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have an Associate's degree (7%) compared to the national average (5%). Furthermore, 10% possess a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
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