Taunton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 56,789 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, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Taunton who work in office and administrative support (17.08%), sales jobs (10.82%), and management occupations (7.16%).
Also of interest is that Taunton has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The percentage of adults in Taunton who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.79% of the adults in Taunton have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Taunton in 2010 was $26,816, 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 $107,264 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 Irish, Italian, English, and French .
The most common language spoken in Taunton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.