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. Revere has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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, Revere isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Revere are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Revere is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Revere who work in office and administrative support (15.41%), sales jobs (11.34%), and food service (10.27%).

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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.

In Revere, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit. In addition, the city is also quite pedestrian-friendly, because many neighborhoods are very dense and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Revere is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the subway. For Revere, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The percentage of adults in Revere who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.97% of the adults in Revere have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Revere in 2010 was $26,269, 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 $105,076 for a family of four. However, Revere contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Revere is a very 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 26.20% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Revere include Irish, English, Moroccan, and French .

Revere also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 33.10%.

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