Fitchburg, MA

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Living in Fitchburg

Fitchburg is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 40,638 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Fitchburg is the 35th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Fitchburg was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Fitchburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Fitchburg are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Fitchburg is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Fitchburg who work in office and administrative support (14.59%), sales jobs (8.43%), and food service (7.34%).

Also of interest is that Fitchburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The education level of Fitchburg citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 20.96% of adults 25 and older in Fitchburg have a college degree.

The per capita income in Fitchburg in 2018 was $27,007, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $108,028 for a family of four. However, Fitchburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Fitchburg is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Fitchburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fitchburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fitchburg also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 28.77% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fitchburg include Irish, Italian, French, French Canadian, and German.

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