Whitman, MA
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Whitman is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 14,849 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Whitman is the 132nd largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Whitman was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.

Housing costs in Whitman 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.

Whitman is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Whitman is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitman who work in office and administrative support (13.70%), sales jobs (10.87%), and management occupations (10.82%).

In Whitman, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.50 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.

Despite being a small town, Whitman has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

The overall education level of Whitman is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 26.96% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Whitman in 2010 was $32,052, which is lower middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,208 for a family of four. However, Whitman contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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

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