Easton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,247 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 79th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Easton 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.
Easton is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.47% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Easton is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in management occupations (15.73%), sales jobs (10.09%), and office and administrative support (9.03%).
Also of interest is that Easton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Easton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.21% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
One downside of living in Easton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Easton, the average commute to work is 30.29 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Easton is somewhat unusual for a town 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 Easton area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The education level of Easton ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Easton, 49.15% 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 Easton in 2018 was $51,585, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $206,340 for a family of four.
Easton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Easton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Easton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Easton include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.