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Housatonic, a small town in Massachusetts, has a population of slightly less than 1,000. Young adults (15-24) account for a larger portion of the population here (19%) than nationally (14%), meaning they will find a surplus of peers. Overall, the town's residents, at an average age of just over 36, are decidedly younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Renters tend to be in the minority in the town, and 78% of residents own their homes. At $1,197 per month, the average rent is roughly on par with the state average.
With an average commute time of about 23 minutes, faster than most cities in Massachusetts, Housatonic residents have found that traveling to work isn't overly time-consuming. Driving is the typical mode of getting to work, opted for by 37% of commuters, while public transportation is not used. Riding a bike is the second-most preferred way to get to work, selected by 12% of workers. Walking isn't a common means of commuting to work.
Housatonic has a large number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 12% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. In addition, 8% have earned a Bachelor's degree. Many Housatonic residents work in one of five industries: healthcare, entertainment, retail, support, and construction. Together, these industries make up 44% of the labor force in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in food service, as 6% of the town's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. Housatonic workers bring in an average annual income of about $65K, around $19,000 less than those elsewhere in the state. The town's average income also falls below the national average of $73,345.