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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 42,446 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Beverly is the 34th 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 86.82% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Beverly is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beverly who work in management occupations (12.41%), sales jobs (10.48%), and teaching (10.20%).

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.

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.51% 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.

The education level of Beverly ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Beverly, 49.40% 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 $47,494, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $189,976 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.