North Attleborough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 30,834 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Attleborough is the 59th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in North Attleborough 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.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Attleborough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Attleborough is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Attleborough who work in management occupations (11.76%), office and administrative support (11.43%), and sales jobs (9.39%).
Also of interest is that North Attleborough has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.47% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.
One downside of living in North Attleborough, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.59 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.
For the size of the city, public transportation in North Attleborough is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the train. For North Attleborough, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.
The education level of North Attleborough ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in North Attleborough, 41.74% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in North Attleborough in 2018 was $45,164, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,656 for a family of four.
North Attleborough is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Attleborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Attleborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Attleborough include Irish, Italian, English, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in North Attleborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.