North Attleborough, MA
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Living in North Attleborough


North Attleborough is a medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 30,834 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, North Attleborough is the 59th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in North Attleborough 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.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, North Attleborough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, North Attleborough is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in North Attleborough who work in management occupations (11.76%), office and administrative support (11.43%), and sales jobs (9.39%).

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

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.47% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

One downside of living in North Attleborough is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In North Attleborough, the average commute to work is 30.59 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the city, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.

Like elsewhere in America, most people in North Attleborough use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of North Attleborough‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the train. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.

The citizens of North Attleborough are among the most well-educated in the nation: 41.74% of adults in North Attleborough have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree, whereas the average US city has 21.84% holding at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in North Attleborough in 2018 was $45,164, which is middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $180,656 for a family of four.

North Attleborough is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call North Attleborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of North Attleborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in North Attleborough include Irish, Italian, English, French, and French Canadian.

The most common language spoken in North Attleborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.