Woburn, MA


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Woburn is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 39,555 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Woburn is the 40th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Woburn 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, Woburn isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Woburn are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Woburn is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Woburn who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), management occupations (10.05%), and sales jobs (9.27%).

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

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

The population of Woburn 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: 35.26% of adults in Woburn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Woburn in 2010 was $35,767, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $143,068 for a family of four. However, Woburn contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

Woburn also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 15.93%.

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