Huntington is a very small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 2,179 people and just one neighborhood, Huntington is the 286th largest community in Massachusetts. Huntington has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Huntington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Huntington are a mix 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
Because of many things, Huntington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Huntington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Huntington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Huntington has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Huntington a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
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.
Being a small town, Huntington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.