Danvers, MA
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Danvers is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,849 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Danvers is the 71st largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Danvers 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.

Danvers is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.48% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Danvers is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Danvers who work in office and administrative support (14.66%), sales jobs (12.77%), and management occupations (12.69%).

Also of interest is that Danvers has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Danvers 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.

The education level of Danvers ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Danvers, 41.12% 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 Danvers in 2010 was $37,398, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $149,592 for a family of four.

The people who call Danvers home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Danvers residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Danvers include Italian, English, French , and French Canadian.

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