North Andover, MA
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North Andover is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 29,721 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 91.02% 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 (15.27%), office and administrative support (11.59%), and sales jobs (10.56%).

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 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 31.04 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in North Andover. 58.50% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in North Andover in 2010 was $49,131, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,524 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 Arabic.