Wilmington, MA
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Wilmington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,534 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Wilmington is the 83rd largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Wilmington 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, Wilmington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Wilmington is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Wilmington who work in office and administrative support (16.62%), management occupations (10.80%), and healthcare (8.40%).

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

Wilmington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Wilmington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Wilmington, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 30.40 minutes every day commuting to work.

The education level of Wilmington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.31% of adults in Wilmington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $38,303, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $153,212 for a family of four.

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

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