Concord is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. The United States Census Bureau considers Concord part of Greater Boston. Concord has a large presence in American history and literature. In 1635, a group of British settlers led by Rev. Peter Bulkley and Simon Willard negotiated a land purchase with the remnants of the local tribe; that six-square-mile purchase formed the basis of the new town, which was called “Concord” in appreciation of the peaceful acquisition. The total area of the town is 25.9 sq mi (67.4 km2).
The population was 17,580 at the 2010 United States Census, among which 90.8% were whites and 2.9% were Asians. The median age of the population is 42.2. For population 25 years and over in Concord, 66.1% has a bachelor’s degree or higher and 34.7% has a graduate or professional degree. The most common occupations for male are computer specialists (8%), other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%), top executives (7%), business operations specialists (6%) and other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%).
The median household income in Concord in 2009 was $123,105, and the median per capita income in 2009 was $65,300. The median Asian household income in Concord was $156,155 in 2009. 10% of Concord families had an annual income above $200,000, and 9% of families had an annual income between $150,000 to $200,000. The estimated median house or condo value in 2009 was $726,605. The criminal index in 2009 Concord was 63.4 (U.S. average: 319.1), which was pretty low.
Concord is also renowned for its public education system, which include three elementary schools (Alcott School, Willard School, and Thoreau School,), one middle school, Concord Middle School, and one high school, Concord Carlisle Regional High School. According to the Massachusetts high school ranking conducted by Boston Magazine, Concord Carlisle Regional High School was ranked 4th within Massachusetts in 2012. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Concord High School is 42 percent.
Commuter rail service to Boston’s North Station is provided by the MBTA with two stops in Concord on its Fitchburg Line.
Please download May 2018 Concord Market Report provided by The Greater Boston Association of Realtors.