Cumberland, RI
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Cumberland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 34,694 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 (13.87%), sales jobs (11.35%), and management occupations (11.02%).

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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the town are by private automobile, Cumberland 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 Cumberland area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Cumberland are very well educated compared to the average community in the nation: 36.87% of adults in Cumberland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2010 was $39,099, 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 $156,396 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 French , Portuguese, Italian, and French Canadian.

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