Andover, MA
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Andover is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 35,299 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Andover is the 47th largest community in Massachusetts.

Andover home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Andover real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Andover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 92.05% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Andover is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Andover who work in management occupations (19.11%), teaching (10.68%), and sales jobs (9.72%).

Also of interest is that Andover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Andover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Andover 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, Andover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Andover’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

For the size of the town, public transportation in Andover is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Andover, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Andover. 71.93% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Andover in 2010 was $57,048, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $228,192 for a family of four.

Andover is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Andover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Andover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Andover include Italian, English, German, and Polish.

Andover also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.59%.

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