Beverly is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 42,174 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Beverly is the 38th largest community in Massachusetts. Beverly has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Housing costs in Beverly 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.
Beverly is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.39% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beverly is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beverly who work in management occupations (11.77%), sales jobs (10.85%), and office and administrative support (9.89%).
Of important note, Beverly is also a city of artists. Beverly has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Beverly’s character.
Also of interest is that Beverly has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Beverly, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.
Beverly 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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
For the size of the city, public transportation in Beverly is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Beverly, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of Beverly ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Beverly, 49.50% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Beverly in 2018 was $45,358, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $181,432 for a family of four. However, Beverly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Beverly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beverly residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Beverly include Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.
The most common language spoken in Beverly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.