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.

Woburn is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.74%), management occupations (9.43%), and sales jobs (8.97%).

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 education level of Woburn citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 36.68% of adults in Woburn have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Woburn in 2010 was $35,310, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $141,240 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 Brazilian.

In addition, Woburn has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (16.73%).

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