Easton, MA
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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 87.37% 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 sales jobs (14.15%), office and administrative support (12.49%), and management occupations (12.30%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Easton a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Easton has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Easton’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Easton use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Easton‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Easton is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 49.07% of adults in Easton have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Easton in 2010 was $39,462, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $157,848 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 Portuguese.