Newton is a town in Massachusetts with slightly more than 88,000 residents. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 40, are younger than most cities in Massachusetts. The majority of Newton residents own their homes, and 29% of residents rent. The average rent for Newton is $442 per month more than the state average.
Newton has a high number of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 24% have earned a Master's or a Doctoral degree. Further, 19% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average. Many Newton residents work in one of three industries: education, healthcare, and scientific. Combined, these industries make up 26% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, many residents work in management, as 11% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any field. With an average annual income of almost $136,000, Newton workers earn more than the average Massachusetts resident. Newton's average income also compares favorably to the national average ($73,345).
Newton has an average commute time of about 31 minutes. Many residents (35%) drive to work, while public transportation is used by only 6% of the city. Walking (3%) isn't a common way to get to work, though the number does exceed the national average.