Abington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,668 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Abington is the 120th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Abington are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Abington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Abington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abington who work in office and administrative support (14.61%), management occupations (10.76%), and healthcare (9.98%).
Also of interest is that Abington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
In Abington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 35.41 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
Despite being a small town, Abington has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Abington is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 39.13% of adults in Abington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Abington in 2018 was $42,046, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,184 for a family of four.
The people who call Abington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Abington residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Abington include Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Abington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.