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.

One of the nice things about Danvers 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.

The citizens of Danvers are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.12% of adults in Danvers 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 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.