Agawam, MA
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Agawam is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 28,839 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Agawam is the 61st largest community in Massachusetts.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Agawam is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Agawam is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Agawam who work in office and administrative support (17.74%), sales jobs (11.40%), and management occupations (9.38%).

The overall education level of Agawam is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 27.85% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Agawam in 2010 was $30,482, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,928 for a family of four. However, Agawam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Agawam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Agawam residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Agawam include Italian, French , Polish, and English.

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