Attleboro, MA
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Attleboro is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 44,284 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Attleboro is the 29th largest community in Massachusetts.

Attleboro is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Attleboro is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Attleboro who work in office and administrative support (12.76%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (11.02%).

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

One downside of living in Attleboro is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Attleboro, the average commute to work is 30.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

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

The overall education level of Attleboro citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.12% of adults in Attleboro have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Attleboro in 2010 was $31,498, 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 $125,992 for a family of four. However, Attleboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Attleboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Mon-Khmer (Cambodian).