Easton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,050 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 86.69% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Easton is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Easton who work in management occupations (13.37%), sales jobs (11.80%), and office and administrative support (11.58%).
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.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Easton, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Easton provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Because of many things, Easton is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Easton really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Easton perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
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 30.44 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 citizens of Easton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 48.71% of adults in Easton 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 Easton in 2018 was $46,618, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $186,472 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 Irish, Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.