Acushnet is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,477 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Acushnet is the 173rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Acushnet 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.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Acushnet is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Acushnet is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acushnet who work in sales jobs (10.59%), office and administrative support (10.36%), and teaching (9.37%).
Also of interest is that Acushnet has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because of many things, Acushnet is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Acushnet really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Acushnet perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Acushnet is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
Acushnet is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Acushnet overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Acushnet, 23.11% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Acushnet in 2010 was $31,634, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $126,536 for a family of four. However, Acushnet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Acushnet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acushnet residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Acushnet include French , English, Irish, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Acushnet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.