Haverhill, MA
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Haverhill is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 64,041 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Haverhill is the 15th largest community in Massachusetts. Haverhill has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Haverhill is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Haverhill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Haverhill who work in office and administrative support (14.15%), sales jobs (10.55%), and management occupations (9.76%).

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

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Haverhill is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Haverhill area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Haverhill 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: 29.90% of adults in Haverhill have a college degree.

The per capita income in Haverhill in 2010 was $32,882, 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 $131,528 for a family of four. However, Haverhill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Haverhill is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Haverhill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Haverhill residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Haverhill also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 21.13% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Haverhill include Irish, Italian, English, French, and French Canadian.

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