Huntington is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,181 people and just one neighborhood, Huntington is the 286th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Huntington was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Huntington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Huntington is a town of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Huntington who work in sales jobs (12.92%), teaching (9.64%) and office and administrative support (8.68%).
Also of interest is that Huntington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Huntington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Huntington’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Huntington is worth considering.
One downside of living in Huntington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.58 minutes every day commuting to work.
Huntington is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.