Haverhill, MA
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Haverhill is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 63,639 people and 14 constituent neighborhoods, Haverhill is the 15th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Haverhill was built prior to World War II, 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 (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.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Haverhill use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Haverhill‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The overall education level of Haverhill citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 29.90% of adults in Haverhill have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

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.