Cumberland, RI
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Living in Cumberland


Cumberland is a medium-sized town located in the state of Rhode Island. With a population of 34,977 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 sales jobs (11.89%), management occupations (10.95%), and office and administrative support (10.88%).

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 very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Cumberland really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Cumberland perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

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: 38.29% of adults in Cumberland have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cumberland in 2010 was $43,193, 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 $172,772 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, Italian, French Canadian, and English.

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