Taunton is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 57,464 people and 11 constituent neighborhoods, Taunton is the 21st largest community in Massachusetts.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Taunton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Taunton is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Taunton who work in office and administrative support (12.65%), sales jobs (10.24%), and management occupations (9.36%).
One downside of living in Taunton is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Taunton, the average commute to work is 30.66 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Taunton citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.59% of adults in Taunton have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Taunton in 2018 was $32,302, which is low income relative to Massachusetts, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,208 for a family of four. However, Taunton contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Taunton is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Taunton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Taunton residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Taunton include Portuguese, Irish, Italian, English, and French.
The most common language spoken in Taunton is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Spanish.