Acton is a suburban town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It has about twenty-one miles west-northwest of Boston along Route 2 west of Concord.Acton became an incorporated town in 1735. The town employs the Open Town Meeting form of government with a Town Manager and an elected, 5-member Board of Selectmen. Acton was named the 16th Best Place To Live among small towns in the country by Money Magazine in 2009 and in 2011. The local high school, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School, was named a Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2009. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.3 sq mi (52.5 km2).
The population was 21,234 at the 2010 United States Census, among which 87.2% were whites and 8.6% were Asians. The median age of the population is 37.9. For population 25 years and over in Acton, 69.3% has a bachelor’s degree or higher and 33.9% has a graduate or professional degree. The most common occupations for male are computer specialists (14%), engineers (9%), other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%), top executives (6%) and other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%).
The median household income in Acton in 2009 was $ 117,619, and the median per capita income in 2009 was $ 53,153. The median Asian household income in Acton was $112,029 in 2009. 10% of Acton 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 $ 519,611. The criminal index in 2009 Acton was 89.3 (U.S. average: 319.1), which was pretty low.
According to the Massachusetts high school ranking conducted by Boston Magazine, Acton-Boxborough Regional High School was ranked 9th within Massachusetts in 2012. Students have the opportunity to take Advanced Placement coursework and exams. The AP participation rate at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School is 56 percent.
Please download May 2018 Acton Market Report provided by The Greater Boston Association of Realtors.