Wilmington, MA

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Living in Wilmington

Wilmington is a medium-sized town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 23,907 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 (15.53%), management occupations (11.97%), and sales jobs (8.46%).

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 great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Wilmington a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Wilmington has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local 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 31.77 minutes every day commuting to work. However, local public transit is widely used. For those who would prefer to avoid driving entirely and leave their car at home, it may be an option to use the transit instead.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in Wilmington use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Wilmington‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

Wilmington is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 40.77% of adults in Wilmington have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $46,239, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,956 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 Irish, Italian, English, French, and German.

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