Gloucester, Massachusetts

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Population in 2013: 29,393 (89% urban, 11% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.9%
 
Males: 13,613  (46.3%)
Females: 15,780  (53.7%)
Median resident age:  47.2 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01930.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $61,642 (it was $47,722 in 2000)
Gloucester:

$61,642
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $34,496 (it was $25,595 in 2000)

Gloucester city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $361,678 (it was $203,400 in 2000)
Gloucester:

$361,678
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $393,075; Detached houses: $436,926; Townhouses or other attached units: $289,224; In 2-unit structures: $296,633; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $317,900; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $191,779; Mobile homes: $132,803

Median gross rent in 2013: $960.

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  • Races in Gloucester, MA (2013)

    Gloucester races chart
    • 27,44093.0%White alone
    • 8512.9%Hispanic
    • 3711.3%Two or more races
    • 1710.6%Asian alone
    • 1620.5%Black alone
    • 700.2%Other race alone
    • 70.02%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Gloucester: 137.1 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Italian (17.9%), Irish (15.4%), English (13.4%), Portuguese (7.1%), United States (5.1%), French (4.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 26.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,132 people per square mile   (low).

Gloucester,MA real estate house value index trend

Gloucester, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Gloucester:

  • High school or higher: 88.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gloucester city:

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

2,269 residents are foreign born (4.3% Europe, 2.2% Latin America).

This city:

7.7%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,962 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,430 (1.3%)

Gloucester satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynn, MA (17.6 miles , pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (29.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (205.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Rockport, MA (1.9 miles ), Essex, MA (2.3 miles ), Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA (2.4 miles ), Ipswich, MA (3.0 miles ), Hamilton, MA (3.1 miles ), Wenham, MA (3.2 miles ), Beverly, MA (3.3 miles ), Rowley, MA (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $191,900
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $295,100
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $271,700
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2009: 17 buildings, average cost: $419,700
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $376,300
  • 2011: 26 buildings, average cost: $301,500
  • 2012: 35 buildings, average cost: $358,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.62 N, Longitude: 70.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,621 (-5.5%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,300 (50.9%)

Area codes: 978, 508

Gloucester household income distribution Gloucester home values distribution

Crime rates in Gloucester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 96396751020649
per 100,000 29.619.69.829.419.522.716.333.06.50.020.713.730.6
Robberies 97358124184100
per 100,000 29.622.89.816.326.038.813.13.326.113.23.50.00.0
Assaults 46594734332419152128152313
per 100,000 151.2192.5153.1110.9107.477.762.149.568.592.651.878.644.2
Burglaries 15514211311910080821039386824033
per 100,000 509.6463.3368.2388.3325.4258.9268.0339.9303.2284.5283.1136.6112.3
Thefts 499496473525456460445504531557466372345
per 100,000 1,640.51,618.41,541.21,712.91,483.81,488.81,454.41,663.21,731.11,842.81,608.91,270.81,174.1
Auto thefts 482818303525111754545
per 100,000 157.891.458.697.9113.980.936.056.116.313.217.313.717.0
Arson N/A321101113000
per 100,000 N/A9.86.53.33.30.03.33.33.39.90.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 178.0166.7134.4155.2137.1130.4110.0133.0119.3118.0114.388.890.2

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Gloucester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 63 (58 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Gloucester tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.5%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,525 (+5.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

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

Average climate in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gloucester, Massachusetts average temperatures Gloucester, Massachusetts average precipitation Gloucester, Massachusetts humidity Gloucester, Massachusetts wind speed Gloucester, Massachusetts snowfall Gloucester, Massachusetts sunshine Gloucester, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Gloucester-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Gloucester city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 tornado 28.2 miles away from the city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Gloucester-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 76.5 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 206.2 miles away from Gloucester 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 199.6 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 244.0 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 174.0 miles away from Gloucester 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 34.7 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).
Gloucester topographic map

Birthplace of: William Stacy - Continental Army officer, Marc Randazza - Blogger, Alexander Gordon Lyle - Navy Medal of Honor recipient, Benjamin A. Smith II - Politician, Clarence Wilkinson - Politician, Fred Doe - Baseball player, Josh Gates - Explorer, Roger Babson - Entrepreneur and business theorist, Russ Russo - Film actor, Stuffy McInnis - MLB player and manager.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Gloucester: Alexander Gordon Lyle.

Main business address for: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Gloucester:

  • ADDISON GILBERT HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 298 WASHINGTON ST)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-GLOUCESTER (272 WASHINGTON STREET)
  • GREYCLIFF AT CAPE ANN CONV CTR (272 WASHINGTON ST)
  • SEACOAST NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER INC (292 WASHINGTON STREET)

Heliports located in Gloucester:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gloucester:

  • Endicott College (about 10 miles; Beverly, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,064)
  • Salem State University (about 14 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)
  • North Shore Community College (about 16 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 23 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 24 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 27 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Suffolk University (about 27 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,982)

Public high school in Gloucester:

Public elementary/middle schools in Gloucester:

Private elementary/middle schools in Gloucester:

  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 125; Location: 60 PROSPECT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 44; Location: 384 WASHINGTON ST; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Gloucester, School District: GLOUCESTER

Library in Gloucester:

  • GLOUCESTER LYCEUM & SAWYER FREE LIB (Operating income: $990,117; Location: 2 DALE AVE.; 120,757 books; 6,663 audio materials; 5,099 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 160 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Addison-Gilbert is another hospital in the City of Gloucester
  • Please add: St. Paul Lutheran Church, Lanesville

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Notable locations in Gloucester: Blackburn Industrial Park (A), Cape Ann Industrial Park (B), Kettle Cove Industrial Park (C), Eastern Point Light (D), Tenpound Island Light (E), West Gloucester Station (F), Gloucester Station (G), YMCA Camp (H), Bass Rocks Country Club (I), Tenpound Island Lighthouse (J), Grant Circle (K), Blackburn Circle (L), Rocky Neck Art Colony (M), Gloucester Fishermens Museum (N), Sargent-Murray-Gilmon-Hough House (O), Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce (P), Fitz Hugh Lane House (Q), North Shore Art Association (R), Beauport Museum (S), Annisquam Historical Society Building (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: East Gloucester Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Gloucester: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Gloucester include: West Gloucester Church (A), Lanesville Congregational Church (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), Gloucester Community Church (D), First Church of Christ Scientist (E), Cape Ann Bible Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Annisquam Village Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Seaside Cemetery (1), Old Bridge Street Burying Ground (2), Cherry Hill Cemetery (3), Oak Hill Cemetery (4), Wesleyan Cemetery (5), Oak Grove Cemetery (6), Calvary Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Niles Pond (A), Langsford Pond (B), Sleepy Hollow Pond (C), Dykes Pond (D), Upper Banjo Pond (E), Wallace Pond (F), West Pond (G), Lily Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Farm Creek (A), Alewife Brook (B), Jones River (C), Little River (D), Lanes Creek (E), Mill River (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Gloucester include: Fishermens Monument (1), Hidden Park (2), Captain Solomon Jacobs Park (3), Central Gloucester Historic District (4), Mount Ann Park (5), Burke Playground (6), Ravenswood Park (7), State Fort Park (8), Gloucester Fisherman Statue (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Wingaersheek Beach (A), Halfmoon Beach (B), Niles Beach (C), Pavilion Beach (D), Cressy Beach (E), Good Harbor Beach (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cape Ann Historical Association (Museums; 27 Pleasant Street) (1), Gloucester Adventure (Museums; 4 Harbor Loop) (2), Gloucester Maritime Heritage Center (Museums; 9 Harbor Loop) (3), Brown Richard K (Museums; 75 Eastern Point Boulevard) (4), Beauport House (Museums; 75 Eastern Point Blvd) (5), Hammond Castle Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 80 Hesperus Avenue) (6), McMullan J A (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 75 Eastern Point Boulevard) (7), 7 Seas Whale Watching (7 Seas Wharf) (8), Gloucester Visitor Information Center (80 Western Avenue) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Gofer Time Services (51 Eastern Point Road) (1), Ocean View Inn (171 Atlantic Road) (2), Inn at Babson Court (53 Western Avenue) (3), Good Harbor Beach Inn Inc (1 Salt Island Road) (4), Julietta House-Bed & Breakfast (84 Prospect Street) (5), Fairview Inn (52 Eastern Point Road) (6), Best Western Bass Rocks Ocean (107 Atlantic Road) (7), Cape Ann Marina - Office (75 Essex Ave) (8), Bed & Breakfast Reservations NORE GRTR Bstn CPE CD (11 Beach Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Rockport-Gloucester District Court (197 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location 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 2012 was 80.1. This is about average.

City:

80.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.185. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.185
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.65
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.94. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.94
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Gloucester and their reported violations in the past:

GLOUCESTER DPW WATER DEPT. (Population served: 36,267, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-21-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-21-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 76 regular monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 10.7%
(10.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.0% for Black residents, 49.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 50.0% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.9%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

People in group quarters in Gloucester in 2010:

  • 216 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 127 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 41 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 14 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)

People in group quarters in Gloucester in 2000:

  • 265 people in nursing homes
  • 69 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 8 people in other group homes

Gloucester, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Gloucester 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.

Banks with branches in Gloucester (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Gloucester, Main Street Branch at 147 Main Street, branch established on 1796/01/01; Gloucester Stop & Shop Branch at 6 Thatcher Road, branch established on 2004/07/22. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • TD Bank, National Association: Washington Street Branch at 224 Washington Street, branch established on 1999/04/19; Gloucester Bank & Trust Branch at 2 Harbor Loop, branch established on 1987/01/02. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Cape Ann Savings Bank: at 109 Main Street, branch established on 1846/04/15; Gloucester High School Branch at Leslie O. Johnson Road, branch established on 1990/09/13. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $425.4 mil, Deposits: $313.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Gloucester Branch at 154 Main Street, branch established on 1891/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • The First National Bank of Ipswich: Gloucester Branch at 207 Main Street, branch established on 1980/05/01. Info updated 2010/06/01: Bank assets: $282.6 mil, Deposits: $223.7 mil, headquarters in Ipswich, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Brookline Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Rockport National Bank: Parker St. Branch at 4 Parker St., branch established on 2007/06/13. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $178.8 mil, Deposits: $160.2 mil, headquarters in Rockport, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Rockport National Bancorp, Inc.
  • BankGloucester: Bankgloucester at 160 Main Street, branch established on 1887/01/01. Info updated 2009/07/21: Bank assets: $179.6 mil, Deposits: $138.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Gloucester, Massachusetts:

  • Captains Lodge Motel, 237 Eastern Ave, Gloucester, MA 01930 , Phone: (978) 281-2420
  • Cape Ann Motor Inn, 33 Rockport Rd, Gloucester, MA 01930 , Phone: (978) 281-2900
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.0
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Gloucester travel time to work - commute Gloucester mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (37%)
  • Electricity (12%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

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

Neighborhoods in Gloucester:

(Gloucester, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Gloucester 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 25$92,829$44,5584$4,002
Other Government Administration 17$71,322$50,3453$3,080
Judicial and Legal 3$14,596$58,3842$5,529
Police Protection - Officers 64$318,326$59,6860$0
Police - Other 5$21,781$52,2742$1,609
Firefighters 81$345,783$51,2270$0
Fire - Other 1$2,714$32,5681$1,197
Streets and Highways 12$69,217$69,2170$0
Water Transport and Terminals 2$6,880$41,2800$0
Welfare 4$15,435$46,3055$11,136
Health 10$40,641$48,7692$636
Solid Waste Management 2$8,009$48,0540$0
Sewerage 12$44,148$44,1480$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 10$46,146$55,3751$707
Water Supply 15$58,211$46,5690$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 433$2,704,794$74,96081$253,479
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 131$641,620$58,774183$563,991
Local Libraries 16$59,415$44,56113$7,381
Totals for Government 843$4,561,867$64,938297$852,747

Gloucester government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $654,000 ($22.25)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $112,000 ($3.81)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $39,766,000 ($1352.91)
    General - Other: $7,010,000 ($238.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $5,001,000 ($170.14)
    Police Protection: $4,802,000 ($163.37)
    Sewerage: $3,178,000 ($108.12)
    Water Utilities: $2,779,000 ($94.55)
    Financial Administration: $1,738,000 ($59.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,699,000 ($57.80)
    Regular Highways: $1,414,000 ($48.11)
    Libraries: $755,000 ($25.69)
    General Public Buildings: $729,000 ($24.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $413,000 ($14.05)
    Health - Other: $365,000 ($12.42)
    Central Staff Services: $332,000 ($11.30)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $217,000 ($7.38)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $195,000 ($6.63)
    Public Welfare - Other: $96,000 ($3.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $39,000 ($1.33)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,858,000 ($97.23)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,569,000 ($121.42)
    Health - Other: $9,000 ($0.31)
    Central Staff Services: $8,000 ($0.27)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,596,000 ($54.30)
    Transit Utilities: $269,000 ($9.15)
    General - Other: $93,000 ($3.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $5,185,000 ($176.40)
    General - Other: $2,220,000 ($75.53)
    Water Utilities: $2,216,000 ($75.39)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $189,000 ($6.43)
    Regular Highways: $185,000 ($6.29)
    Police Protection: $26,000 ($0.88)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $12,000 ($0.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $43,929,000 ($1494.54)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $726,000 ($24.70)

Gloucester government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $3,816,000 ($129.83)
    Sewerage: $2,883,000 ($98.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,569,000 ($53.38)
    Solid Waste Management: $944,000 ($32.12)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $720,000 ($24.50)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $415,000 ($14.12)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $250,000 ($8.51)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $69,000 ($2.35)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,126,000 ($72.33)
    Highways: $169,000 ($5.75)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,647,000 ($56.03)
    Fines and Forfeits: $382,000 ($13.00)
    Interest Earnings: $235,000 ($8.00)
    Donations From Private Sources: $192,000 ($6.53)
    Special Assessments: $3,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,744,000 ($127.38)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $9,713,000 ($330.45)
    General Local Government Support: $4,644,000 ($158.00)
    All Other: $1,758,000 ($59.81)
    Highways: $161,000 ($5.48)
    Public Welfare: $33,000 ($1.12)
  • Tax - Property: $50,527,000 ($1719.01)
    Other License: $914,000 ($31.10)
    Other Selective Sales: $362,000 ($12.32)

Gloucester government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $102,748,000 ($3495.66)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,090,000 ($3269.15)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,072,000 ($478.75)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,414,000 ($252.24)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $18,034,000 ($613.55)
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,993,000 ($203.89)

Gloucester government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,691,000 ($601.88)

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 Gloucester:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • 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)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gloucester:

  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Gloucester:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Gloucester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 47m154ftTotal length
  • $43,020,000Total costs
  • 305,680Total average daily traffic
  • 22,342Total average daily truck traffic
  • 482,760Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 3Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Gloucester, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Gloucester)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Gloucester, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Gloucester)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 13 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Gloucester)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 8 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED54$259,444171$250,526885$265,52180$168,6505$304,600130$338,962
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$240,62516$339,37572$239,0008$27,1250$09$357,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED17$284,64732$252,125223$284,41719$127,8420$026$279,923
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$221,00029$221,828156$278,9294$213,2501$400,00015$199,133
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$201,0007$186,14344$253,0232$137,5000$03$328,333

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2211.00 , 2213.00, 2214.00, 2215.00, 2216.00, 2217.00, 2218.00, 2219.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 7 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$278,8338$301,5002$208,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$06$327,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$263,2864$296,0001$266,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$03$268,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2211.00 , 2213.00, 2214.00, 2215.00, 2216.00, 2217.00, 2218.00, 2219.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 148
  • Hazardous Condition: 193
  • Service Call: 44
  • Good Intent Call: 15

Incident types - Gloucester

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Gloucester, MA
Most common first names in Gloucester, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary40581.7 years
John35374.9 years
Joseph23374.5 years
William20373.5 years
Robert18070.6 years
James16373.7 years
Margaret15981.1 years
Charles15475.7 years
George14676.3 years
Helen14382.1 years
Most common last names in Gloucester, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson8575.3 years
Silva8078.3 years
Brown7878.1 years
Smith7181.6 years
Parsons6878.0 years
Anderson6478.5 years
Perry5579.7 years
Davis5075.3 years
Tarr4878.1 years
Parisi4576.0 years
Businesses in Gloucester, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
Blockbuster1Penske1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
DHL1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Shaw's2
Dunkin Donuts5Sprint Nextel1
FedEx5Stop & Shop1
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS3
Marshalls1Vans1
MasterBrand Cabinets8YMCA1
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