Dracut, MA
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Dracut is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 31,352 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Dracut is the 54th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Dracut 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.

Dracut is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Dracut is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Dracut who work in office and administrative support (13.47%), management occupations (11.22%), and teaching (6.98%).

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

One downside of living in Dracut, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.85 minutes every day commuting to work.

The population of Dracut overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Dracut, 24.82% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Dracut in 2010 was $33,856, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,424 for a family of four. However, Dracut contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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