Greenfield, MA
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Greenfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 17,450 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Greenfield is the 109th largest community in Massachusetts. Greenfield has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Greenfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Greenfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Greenfield is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenfield who work in office and administrative support (12.24%), management occupations (10.74%), and sales jobs (7.61%).

Of important note, Greenfield is also a city of artists. Greenfield has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Greenfield’s character.

In terms of college education, Greenfield is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 30.89% of adults in Greenfield have a college degree.

The per capita income in Greenfield in 2010 was $28,095, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $112,380 for a family of four. However, Greenfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Greenfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Greenfield include English, French , Polish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Greenfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.