North Andover, MA
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North Andover is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 31,296 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 89.28% 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 (14.75%), office and administrative support (11.03%), and sales jobs (9.83%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in North Andover telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.47% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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 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.

One downside of living in North Andover, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.08 minutes every day commuting to work.

If knowledge is power, North Andover is a pretty powerful place. 61.45% of the adults in North Andover have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in North Andover in 2010 was $54,587, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $218,348 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.