Abington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 16,227 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Abington is the 120th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Abington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
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 a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 85.57% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Abington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Abington who work in office and administrative support (17.79%), sales jobs (10.52%), and management occupations (9.05%).
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.
One downside of living in Abington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Abington, the average commute to work is 31.89 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
In Abington, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Abington is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The overall education level of Abington citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.31% of adults in Abington have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.
The per capita income in Abington in 2010 was $36,071, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,284 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 Italian, English, German, and French .
The most common language spoken in Abington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Portuguese.