Easton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,908 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Easton is the 82nd 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 87.70% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Easton is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in office and administrative support (13.68%), sales jobs (12.99%), and management occupations (12.61%).
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.
In addition, Easton is a college town. There are a lot of students in Easton attending college, and as a result Easton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.
Easton is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Easton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
In Easton, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.67 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.
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, 48.24% 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 2010 was $40,754, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $163,016 for a family of four.
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 Italian, English, German, and Portuguese.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.