Taunton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 57,296 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Taunton is the 21st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Taunton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Taunton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Taunton who work in office and administrative support (15.23%), sales jobs (10.75%), and management occupations (7.79%).
The percentage of adults in Taunton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.55% of the adults in Taunton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Taunton in 2010 was $29,787, 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 $119,148 for a family of four. However, Taunton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Taunton is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Taunton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Taunton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Taunton include Portuguese, Irish, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Taunton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.