Haverhill, MA
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Haverhill is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 62,765 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Haverhill is the 15th largest community in Massachusetts. Haverhill 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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Haverhill is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-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 (13.73%), sales jobs (10.81%), and management occupations (10.08%).

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.

The percentage of people in Haverhill who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 28.70% of adults in Haverhill have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Haverhill in 2010 was $30,348, 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 $121,392 for a family of four. However, Haverhill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Haverhill is a somewhat 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 17.44% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Haverhill include Italian, French , English, and German.

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