Revere, MA
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Revere is a larger medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 53,422 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Revere is the 24th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Revere was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Housing costs in Revere 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, Revere is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Revere is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Revere who work in office and administrative support (14.64%), sales jobs (10.62%), and food service (10.24%).

Revere is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.

One downside of living in Revere is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Revere, the average commute to work is 32.63 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Revere’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Revere is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the subway helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Revere area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

In terms of college education, Revere is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.48% of adults 25 and older in Revere have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Revere in 2010 was $26,746, 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 $106,984 for a family of four. However, Revere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Revere is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Revere home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Revere residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Revere also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 26.36% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Revere include Irish, Moroccan, English, and French .

Revere also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 34.86%.

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