Saugus, MA
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Saugus is a medium-sized coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 27,994 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Saugus is the 69th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Saugus 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 towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Saugus is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Saugus is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saugus who work in office and administrative support (18.99%), sales jobs (10.74%), and management occupations (9.66%).

Also of interest is that Saugus has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One of the nice things about Saugus is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Saugus use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Saugus‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the subway. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The percentage of people in Saugus who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 25.01% of adults in Saugus have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Saugus in 2010 was $33,800, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $135,200 for a family of four.

The people who call Saugus home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Saugus residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Saugus include Irish, English, French , and Polish.

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