Amesbury is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,569 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Amesbury is the 117th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Amesbury 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 cities, Amesbury isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Amesbury are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Amesbury is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Amesbury who work in management occupations (12.67%), office and administrative support (11.81%), and teaching (9.81%).
Also of interest is that Amesbury has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.30% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One downside of living in Amesbury is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Amesbury, the average commute to work is 30.58 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The citizens of Amesbury are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.79% of adults in Amesbury have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Amesbury in 2010 was $38,491, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,964 for a family of four.
The people who call Amesbury home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Amesbury residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Amesbury include Irish, English, Italian, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Amesbury is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.