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 92.15% 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 (15.85%), office and administrative support (11.60%), and sales jobs (10.29%).

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.

In North Andover, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.65 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

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 57.52% 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 $49,045, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $196,180 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 Chinese.