Amesbury Town, Massachusetts

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Population in 2014: 16,794 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Males: 8,277  (49.3%)
Females: 8,517  (50.7%)
Median resident age:  41.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01913.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $67,522
Amesbury Town:

$67,522
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $33,765

Amesbury Town city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $346,600
Amesbury Town:

$346,600
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $311,788; Detached houses: $346,988; Townhouses or other attached units: $287,966; In 2-unit structures: $268,078; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,067; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $124,957; Mobile homes: $61,094

Median gross rent in 2013: $980.

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  • Races in Amesbury Town, MA (2010)

    Amesbury Town races chart
    • 15,47995.1%White alone
    • 3101.9%Hispanic
    • 2061.3%Two or more races
    • 1080.7%Black alone
    • 1060.7%Asian alone
    • 300.2%American Indian alone
    • 380.2%Other race alone
    • 60.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Amesbury Town detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Amesbury Town: 131.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (18.8%), English (12.0%), French (8.5%), United States (6.6%), German (6.4%), French Canadian (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Amesbury Town,MA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Amesbury Town:

  • High school or higher: 93.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 41.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amesbury Town city:

  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

867 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 1.1% Latin America, 1.0% North America).

This city:

5.2%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $5,767 (1.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $5,735 (1.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (8.3 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (37.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (204.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Amesbury, MA (1.2 miles ), South Hampton, NH (1.4 miles ), Merrimac, MA (1.6 miles ), West Newbury, MA (2.1 miles ), Newburyport, MA (2.2 miles ), Newton, NH (2.2 miles ), Seabrook, NH (2.4 miles ), Kensington, NH (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2010: 22 buildings, average cost: $132,600
  • 2011: 11 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2012: 23 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $156,700
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $157,200

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.85 N, Longitude: 70.96 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

Amesbury Town household income distribution Amesbury Town home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)

Work and jobs in Amesbury Town: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Tornado activity:

Amesbury Town-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 48% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the Amesbury Town city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 20.2 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Amesbury Town-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 55.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 186.4 miles away from Amesbury Town center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 178.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 261.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 174.6 miles away from Amesbury Town center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Hurricanes: 4, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Amesbury Town:

  • EXCELLA HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 1 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY NSG AND REH CTR (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • DSI AMESBURY RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 2 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 2 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • MAPLEWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • GREENLEAF HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; SALISBURY, MA)

Amtrak stations near Amesbury Town:

  • 9 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 9 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Amesbury Town:

  • 6 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amesbury Town:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 7 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 16 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • North Shore Community College (about 18 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 20 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Endicott College (about 22 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 24 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Salem State University (about 25 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)

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Notable locations in Amesbury Town: Amesbury Industrial Park (A), Amesbury Town Landing (B), Atlantic Forest Ski Area (C), Cider Hill Farm (D), Amesbury Country Club (E), Cross Roads Shopping Plaza (F), Carriage Museum (G), Amesbury Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (H), Amesbury Town Hall (I), Cashman Elementary School Library (J), Amesbury High School Library (K), Amesbury Public Library (L), Bartlett Museum (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Amesbury Town: Grace Reform Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Mount Prospect Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3), Salisbury Cemetery (4), Salisbury Plains Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Tuxbury Pond (A), Lake Gardner (B), Bailey Pond (C), Pattens Pond (D), Clarks Pond (E), Great Swamp (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lucy Brook (A), Powwow River (B), Goodwin Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Amesbury Town include: Alliance Park (1), Amesbury and Salisbury Mills Village Historic District (2), Amesbury Town Park (3), Collins Street Playground (4), Batchelder Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Essex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 88.8. This is about average.

City:

88.8
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.195. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.195
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.65
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.919. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.919
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.2. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.2
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.61. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.61
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 5.5%
(5.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Black residents, 6.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 7.8% for other race residents, 2.8% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  8.1%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Amesbury Town in 2010:

  • 199 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 5 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Amesbury Town city (based on Essex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic341,97055
Mainline Protestant33,710140
Evangelical Protestant20,925160
Other15,88263
Orthodox11,59013
Black Protestant3763
None318,706-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 145
Essex County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Essex County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Essex County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

20.7%
State:

16.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$41,113$49,3360$0
Other Government Administration 8$39,609$59,4144$2,289
Police Protection - Officers 31$160,524$62,1380$0
Police - Other 10$33,095$39,7141$2,325
Firefighters 16$63,370$47,5281$25
Fire - Other 2$11,146$66,8760$0
Streets and Highways 25$96,460$46,3010$0
Airports 0$0 2$4,009
Welfare 3$11,257$45,0280$0
Solid Waste Management 3$8,137$32,5480$0
Parks and Recreation 3$11,412$45,6484$1,715
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 258$1,150,118$53,49479$48,522
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 66$192,794$35,05354$47,908
Other and Unallocable 2$5,771$34,6260$0
Totals for Government 437$1,824,806$50,109145$106,793

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($954 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.12%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.31% ($62,521 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.63% ($57,017)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.32% ($44,575)


4.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.10%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.15% ($52,127 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.56% ($50,288)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.40% ($53,749)

Strongest AM radio stations in Amesbury Town:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WNBP (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: RADIO NEWBURYPORT, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Amesbury Town:

  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Amesbury Town:

  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 45m148ftTotal length
  • $11,401,000Total costs
  • 229,474Total average daily traffic
  • 14,728Total average daily truck traffic

Amesbury Town compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
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