Pittsfield, MA
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Pittsfield is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 43,303 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Pittsfield is the 28th largest community in Massachusetts. Pittsfield has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities, Pittsfield isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Pittsfield are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Pittsfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Pittsfield who work in office and administrative support (14.68%), sales jobs (11.22%), and teaching (7.59%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Pittsfield spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 18.70 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The overall education level of Pittsfield is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.83% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Pittsfield in 2010 was $26,583, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,332 for a family of four. However, Pittsfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Pittsfield is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Pittsfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Pittsfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Pittsfield include Italian, French , German, and English.

The most common language spoken in Pittsfield is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Russian.