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 86.39% 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 (12.57%), sales jobs (10.85%), and teaching (9.33%).
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.
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.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Beverly use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Beverly‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
If knowledge is power, Beverly is a pretty powerful place. 50.61% of the adults in Beverly have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Beverly in 2018 was $45,803, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $183,212 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, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Beverly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.