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 41,186 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Beverly is the 38th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Beverly was built prior to World War II, 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.
Beverly is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 86.19% 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 (13.21%), office and administrative support (11.71%), and sales jobs (10.52%).
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.
One of the nice things about Beverly is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy 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.
The citizens of Beverly are among the most well-educated in the nation: 45.82% of adults in Beverly 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 Beverly in 2010 was $40,189, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $160,756 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 Italian, English, French , and German.
The most common language spoken in Beverly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.