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2019 ACUSHNET PROFILE
LIVING IN ACUSHNET
Acushnet is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 10,544 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Acushnet is the 173rd largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Acushnet 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.
Acushnet is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Acushnet is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Acushnet who work in office and administrative support (10.52%), sales jobs (9.33%), and teaching (8.54%).
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children – all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you’re looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Acushnet is worth considering.
Acushnet is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
Acushnet is a small town, and as such doesn’t have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The percentage of adults in Acushnet who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.73% of the adults in Acushnet have a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Acushnet in 2010 was $32,422, 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 $129,688 for a family of four. However, Acushnet contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Acushnet home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Acushnet residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Acushnet include Portuguese, English, Irish, French, and French Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Acushnet is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and Polish.