Winthrop is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,164 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Winthrop is the 107th largest community in Massachusetts. Much of the housing stock in Winthrop was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Housing costs in Winthrop 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 cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Winthrop is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Winthrop is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Winthrop who work in office and administrative support (14.27%), management occupations (13.76%), and sales jobs (9.40%).
Also of interest is that Winthrop has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Winthrop is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
One downside of living in Winthrop is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Winthrop, the average commute to work is 30.44 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative. In addition, it is also a pedestrian-friendly city. Many of Winthrop’s neighborhoods are dense enough and have amenities close enough together that people find it feasible to get around on foot.
In Winthrop, a lot of people use the subway to get to work every day though Winthrop is a relatively small city. Those that ride the subway are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
The population of Winthrop is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.18% of adults in Winthrop have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Winthrop in 2010 was $35,341, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,364 for a family of four. However, Winthrop contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Winthrop home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Winthrop residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Winthrop include Italian, English, German, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Winthrop is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Other Indo-European.