Everett, MA
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Everett is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 46,050 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Everett is the 31st largest community in Massachusetts. Everett has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Housing costs in Everett 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Everett is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Everett is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Everett who work in office and administrative support (13.81%), maintenance occupations (9.76%), and food service (9.68%).

Everett is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Everett, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.28 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. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Everett is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Everett, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The citizens of Everett are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.76% of adults in Everett have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Everett in 2010 was $23,542, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $94,168 for a family of four. However, Everett contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Everett is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Everett home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Everett residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Everett also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.52% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Everett include Brazilian, Irish, Haitian, and Portuguese.

Everett also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 40.70%.

The most common language spoken in Everett is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.