Acushnet, MA
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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.

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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acushnet who work in office and administrative support (12.42%), sales jobs (12.06%), and teaching (10.34%).

Because of many things, Acushnet is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Acushnet a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Acushnet has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Acushnet’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Acushnet is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

As is often the case in a small town, Acushnet doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

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, 23.09% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Acushnet in 2010 was $33,318, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $133,272 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 , Irish, English, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in Acushnet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.

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