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, Wilmington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Wilmington are a mix 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 (12.68%), management occupations (11.37%), and sales jobs (9.69%).

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 31.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Wilmington is somewhat unusual for a town of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the train helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Wilmington area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Wilmington ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Wilmington, 43.02% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Wilmington in 2010 was $47,330, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $189,320 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, Irish, English, French, and French Canadian.

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