Cumberland, RI
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Cumberland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 34,927 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Cumberland is the eighth largest community in Rhode Island.

Unlike some towns, Cumberland isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cumberland are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cumberland is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cumberland who work in office and administrative support (13.22%), management occupations (12.40%), and sales jobs (11.19%).

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

Because of many things, Cumberland is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Cumberland 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, Cumberland has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Cumberland’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

The education level of Cumberland citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.74% of adults in Cumberland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2010 was $41,513, which is upper middle income relative to Rhode Island, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,052 for a family of four. However, Cumberland contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Cumberland home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cumberland residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cumberland include Irish, French, English, Portuguese, and French Canadian.

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