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 (16.86%), management occupations (10.14%), and sales jobs (7.87%).

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.

Because of many things, Wilmington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Wilmington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Wilmington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

One downside of living in Wilmington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Wilmington, the average commute to work is 31.06 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The education level of Wilmington citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.06% of adults in Wilmington have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $38,818, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $155,272 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 Vietnamese.