North Andover, MA
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North Andover is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 30,628 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 91.08% 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 (14.92%), office and administrative support (11.38%), and sales jobs (9.64%).

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.

Because of many things, North Andover 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, North Andover really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is North Andover 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.

In North Andover, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.65 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

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

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 59.65% 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 2010 was $48,776, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $195,104 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 Italian, English, French , and German.

The most common language spoken in North Andover is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.