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. Much of the housing stock in Pittsfield was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Pittsfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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%).

One of the benefits of Pittsfield is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.70 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The percentage of people in Pittsfield who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.83% of adults in Pittsfield 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.