Framingham, MA
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Framingham is a larger medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 71,209 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Framingham is the 14th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Framingham 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.

Framingham is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.42% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Framingham is a town of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Framingham who work in office and administrative support (11.94%), sales jobs (11.24%), and management occupations (9.61%).

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

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Framingham use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Framingham‘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.

The citizens of Framingham are among the most well-educated in the nation: 46.99% of adults in Framingham 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 Framingham in 2010 was $34,371, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $137,484 for a family of four. However, Framingham contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Framingham is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Framingham home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Framingham residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Framingham also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.46% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Framingham include Italian, Brazilian, English, and German.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Framingham's cultural character, accounting for 26.51% of the town’s population.

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