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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cumberland is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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.

The population of Cumberland 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: 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.