North Andover is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 31,188 people and six constituent neighborhoods, North Andover is the 63rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in North Andover are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
North Andover is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 88.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, North Andover is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Andover who work in management occupations (14.86%), office and administrative support (9.91%), and sales jobs (9.70%).
Also of interest is that North Andover has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.27% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, North Andover is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making North Andover a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, North Andover has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, North Andover’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in North Andover is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Andover, the average commute to work is 32.26 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, North Andover is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the North Andover area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to North Andover, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. North Andover is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 59.71% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in North Andover in 2018 was $54,939, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $219,756 for a family of four.
North Andover is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call North Andover home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Andover residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Andover include Irish, Italian, English, German, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in North Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.