North Adams, MA
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North Adams is a somewhat small city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,263 people and four constituent neighborhoods, North Adams is the 142nd largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in North Adams was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

North Adams is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, North Adams is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Adams who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), sales jobs (9.67%), and food service (8.91%).

In addition, North Adams is a college town. There are a lot of students in North Adams attending college, and as a result North Adams provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

The education level of North Adams citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.43% of adults in North Adams have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Adams in 2010 was $22,879, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $91,516 for a family of four. However, North Adams contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call North Adams home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Adams residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in North Adams include French , Italian, English, and German.

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