Easton is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 25,105 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 86.36% 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 (14.14%), office and administrative support (10.68%), and sales jobs (10.37%).
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 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.
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 30.81 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.
For the size of the town, public transportation in Easton is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For Easton, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The citizens of Easton are among the most well-educated in the nation: 49.11% 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 $49,603, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $198,412 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 French.
The most common language spoken in Easton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.