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 service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Saugus who work in office and administrative support (17.76%), sales jobs (10.70%), and management occupations (9.84%).
Saugus 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.
Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Saugus is somewhat unusual for a town 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 Saugus area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.
The citizens of Saugus are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.85% of adults in Saugus having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Saugus in 2010 was $33,612, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $134,448 for a family of four. However, Saugus contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Polish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Saugus is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.