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Beverly, MA
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Beverly profile


Living in Beverly



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 42,235 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Beverly is the 34th largest community in Massachusetts. Beverly has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 13.42% 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.

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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Beverly is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Beverly area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Beverly. 50.48% 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 Beverly in 2018 was $50,533, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $202,132 for a family of four. However, Beverly contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Beverly is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. 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 Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beverly include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.

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