Swampscott, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 13,787.
Population change since 2000: -4.3%
Males: 6,387  (46.3%)
Females: 7,400  (53.7%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01907.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $104,037 (it was $71,089 in 2000)
Swampscott:

$104,037
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $53,003 (it was $35,487 in 2000)

Swampscott CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $521,581 (it was $266,000 in 2000)
Swampscott:

$521,581
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $564,266; detached houses: $594,417; townhouses or other attached units: $297,245; in 2-unit structures: $521,687; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $448,490; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $361,087

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,380.

March 2019 cost of living index in Swampscott: 138.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 6.0%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.2% for Black residents, 8.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 63.2% for other race residents, 4.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Swampscott, MA (2010)
    • 12,82493.0%White alone
    • 3552.6%Hispanic
    • 2641.9%Asian alone
    • 1571.1%Black alone
    • 1551.1%Two or more races
    • 210.2%Other race alone
    • 70.05%American Indian alone
    • 40.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Swampscott, Massachusetts as of July 13, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Swampscott is 4,809 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Swampscott by year

Type

2005

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
2
(14.3)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
1
(7.1)
2
(13.7)
2
(13.3)
3
(19.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(27.8)
2
(14.2)
2
(14.3)
4
(28.3)
4
(28.8)
3
(21.6)
5
(35.7)
3
(21.4)
1
(7.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(20.8)
3
(21.3)
10
(71.7)
16
(113.4)
15
(108.0)
9
(64.9)
20
(142.9)
14
(99.8)
16
(113.7)
8
(55.0)
11
(73.3)
5
(32.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(277.9)
28
(198.6)
38
(272.6)
34
(240.9)
44
(316.9)
42
(302.8)
58
(414.4)
36
(256.6)
35
(248.7)
26
(178.7)
17
(113.2)
25
(162.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
230
(1,598)
281
(1,993)
202
(1,449)
235
(1,665)
216
(1,556)
155
(1,117)
204
(1,458)
205
(1,461)
194
(1,379)
154
(1,058)
159
(1,059)
138
(897.3)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(48.6)
9
(63.8)
5
(35.9)
10
(70.9)
9
(64.8)
6
(43.3)
4
(28.6)
8
(57.0)
5
(35.5)
6
(41.2)
5
(33.3)
7
(45.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.2)
1
(7.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(34.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)99.8112.9110.0126.0119.988.8134.6113.1106.080.180.275.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Swampscott, MA

Crime rate in Swampscott detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), Italian (12.2%), Russian (10.2%), American (6.8%), Greek (5.8%), English (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1852

Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 3.05 square miles.

Population density: 4,521 people per square mile   (average).

Swampscott, Massachusetts map

1,782 residents are foreign born (8.8% Europe, 1.3% Latin America).

This place:

12.3%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $7,514 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $6,540 (1.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lynn, MA (2.5 miles , pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (14.1 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (190.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Lynn, MA (1.6 miles ),
Marblehead, MA (1.6 miles ),
Salem, MA (1.7 miles ),
Nahant, MA (1.9 miles ),
Peabody, MA (2.2 miles ),
Saugus, MA (2.3 miles ),
Beverly, MA (2.5 miles ),
Revere, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 70.91 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -4,156 (-28.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,125 (14.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Swampscott, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Swampscott, MA in 2017
Swampscott satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $251,600
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $224,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $332,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $284,000
  • 2006: 3 buildings, average cost: $249,300
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $453,000
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $309,300
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $309,300
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $244,700
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $241,600
  • 2016: 10 buildings, average cost: $242,100
  • 2017: 9 buildings, average cost: $265,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Swampscott, MA residents
Average permit cost in Swampscott, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Swampscott, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.0%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (2.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (14.3%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Health care (7.3%)
  • Public administration (6.3%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.8%)
  • Educational services (15.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.3%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common occupations in Swampscott, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.2%)
  • Engineers (4.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.1%)

Average climate in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Swampscott, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.237. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.237
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.0. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.0
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.527. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.527
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.05. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.05
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Swampscott-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.6 miles away from the Swampscott place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the place center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

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

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 201.1 miles away from Swampscott center
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 79.2 miles away from the city 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 198.2 miles away from Swampscott 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 235.0 miles away from the city 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 49.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.6 miles away from Swampscott 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 (33) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Swampscott topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Swampscott:

  • JEWISH REHAB CENTER FOR AGED (330 PARADISE RD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Swampscott:

  • GROSVENOR PARK (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SALEM, MA)
  • ABBOTT HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LYNN, MA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF THE NORTH SHORE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LYNN, MA)
  • SERAPHIC SPRINGS HEALTHCARE (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; SALEM, MA)
  • CRESTVIEW MANOR NURSING HOME I (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; LYNN, MA)
  • LAFAYETTE CONV HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MARBLEHEAD, MA)
  • LAFAYETTE REHABILITATION AND SKILLED NURSING FACILIT (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MARBLEHEAD, MA)

Amtrak stations near Swampscott:

  • 11 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 12 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

College/University in Swampscott:

  • Marian Court College (Full-time enrollment: 245; Location: 35 Little's Point Rd; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mariancourt.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swampscott:

  • Salem State University (about 3 miles; Salem, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,027)
  • Endicott College (about 7 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • North Shore Community College (about 10 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 11 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 8,814)
  • Suffolk University (about 12 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Emerson College (about 12 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,657)
  • Tufts University (about 12 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)

Public high school in Swampscott:

Public elementary/middle schools in Swampscott:

  • SWAMPSCOTT MIDDLE (Students: 544, Location: 207 FORREST AVENUE, Grades: PK-8)
  • STANLEY (Students: 322, Location: 10 WHITMAN ROAD, Grades: KG-4)
  • HADLEY (Students: 258, Location: 24 REDINGTON STREET, Grades: KG-4)
  • CLARKE (Students: 239, Location: 100 MIDDLESEX AVENUE, Grades: KG-4)

Private elementary/middle school in Swampscott:

  • THE HATHAWAY SCHOOL (Students: 103, Location: 50 BLANEY ST, Grades: PK-7)
See full list of schools located in Swampscott

Library in Swampscott:

  • SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $602,182; Location: 61 BURRILL ST.; 85,705 books; 2,659 audio materials; 3,389 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 11 other licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • There are more churches in Swampscott, including: - John's, a Roman Catholic Church - The Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lynn (which is actually in Swampscott). - There's an Orthodox Jewish temple a few years old that's relatively large and across the street from the library. - There's at least one more protestant Church, but I don't know the name or denomination of it. -Lastly, Temple Israel and Beth El merged just within the past few months - Temple Israel is no more, but I'm not sure what they are calling the new unified Temple. added by Ryan

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Swampscott: Swampscott Station (A), Tedesco Country Club (B), Swampscott Townhall (C), Swampscott Fire Department (D), Horace-Mann Camp Fire Station (E), Lindsay Library (F), Elihu Thompson House (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Swampscott Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Swampscott include: Temple Beth El (A), Temple Israel (B), First Congregational Church of Swampscott (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Swampscott Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Foster Pond (A), Palmer Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Swampscott include: Jackson Park (1), Abbott Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Phillips Beach (A), Fishermans Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Eddy Mary Baker Historical House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 23 Paradise Road), Hall Barbara (Historical Places & Services; 23 Paradise Road), Boston Sedan Inc (Tours & Charters; 45 New Ocean St).

Hotel: Cap'n Jack's Waterfront Inn (253 Humphrey Street).

Birthplace of: Freddy Cannon - Male singer, Harold Alfond - Businessman and philanthropist, Jefferson Friedman - Composer, Walter Brennan - (1894-1974), Academy Award winning actor, William Henry Claflin, Jr. - Businessman, Michael Smiley - College basketball player (Holy Cross Crusaders).

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Swampscott that have no violations reported:

  • SWAMPSCOTT WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 13,787, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This place:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

69.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.1%
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: 0.4% of all households
172 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Swampscott in 2000:

  • 240 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Swampscott (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Swampscott Stop & Shop Branch at 450 Paradise Rd Rt 1, branch established on 2002/10/01; Swampscott Branch at 500 Paradise Road, branch established on 1910/01/01. 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
  • Salem Five Cents Savings Bank: Swampscott Branch at 450 Paradise Road, branch established on 1975/10/15. Info updated 2011/07/11: Bank assets: $2,876.6 mil, Deposits: $2,019.1 mil, headquarters in Salem, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: Salem Five Bancorp
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Swampscott-Vinnin Square Branch at 495 Paraside Road, branch established on 1960/08/29. 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.
  • Citibank, National Association: Swampscott Financial Center at 505 Paradise Road, branch established on 2007/09/12. Info updated 2012/01/10: Bank assets: $1,288,658.0 mil, Deposits: $882,541.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, International Specialization, 1048 total offices, Holding Company: Citigroup Inc.
  • Eastern Bank: Vinnin Square Branch at 405 Paradise Road, branch established on 1967/12/28. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Swampscott:

Marital status in Swampscott, MA
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 60.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Swampscott:

  • High school or higher: 95.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 55.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 25.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.5
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Swampscott
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Swampscott:

(Swampscott, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Swampscott, MA (based on Essex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
Here:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Essex County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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
Here:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

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

20.7%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.3%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

48.9%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.7%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Swampscott:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Swampscott:

36.1%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

57.6%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Swampscott, MA Residents

4.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,981 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($629 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.58% ($88,059 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.77% ($91,101)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.31% ($57,814)


5.00% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,979 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.00%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,049 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.25% ($66,782 average AGI)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.58% ($74,166)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($81,995)
Businesses in Swampscott, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Nike2
Blockbuster1Panera Bread1
CVS1RadioShack1
Dunkin Donuts2Starbucks1
FedEx2Stop & Shop1
GameStop1T-Mobile1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
JoS. A. Bank1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Walgreens1
Marshalls1Whole Foods Market1
New Balance1

Strongest AM radio stations in Swampscott:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WESX (1230 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MA; Owner: NORTH SHORE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swampscott:

  • 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.)
  • WMWM (91.7 FM; SALEM, MA; Owner: SALEM STATE COLLEGE BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • 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)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Swampscott:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Swampscott fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 10ft / 2.9mTotal length
  • $3,553,000Total costs
  • 53,400Total average daily traffic
  • 4,104Total average daily truck traffic
  • 87,493Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Swampscott, MA)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2
  • 425 Humphrey St (Lat: 42.468417 Lon: -70.917833), Type: Building, Overall height: 11 m, Call Sign: WHU743,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.425 MHz, 156.450 MHz, 156.500 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 09/28/1994, Expiration Date: 09/28/1999, Cancellation Date: 05/06/2001, Registrant: Swampscott Yacht Club Inc, Swampscott, MA 01907
  • Swampscott Fire Dept 76 Burrill St (Lat: 42.469806 Lon: -70.919778), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WHW791,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.425 MHz, 156.600 MHz, 156.800 MHz, Grant Date: 06/10/2011, Expiration Date: 09/05/2021, Registrant: Cara Enterprises, Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

68 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Swampscott)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA R182 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 111 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-540 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4685T , Serial Number: R18201734, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 03/30/1981, Certificate Issue Date: 03/01/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Richard Malagrifa, 25 Pleasant St, Swampscott, MA 01907

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED41$279,610101$308,248588$290,58819$218,00014$259,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$331,0003$235,00041$265,7560$04$261,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$241,00018$197,944113$323,83210$105,6005$345,200
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$242,00012$310,83384$291,6073$83,3334$238,750
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$271,0002$295,00020$288,9000$01$224,000

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 2021.00 , 2022.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$304,20015$335,200
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$261,5005$276,800
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$306,2504$276,250
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$311,0001$351,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$253,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 2021.00 , 2022.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Swampscott, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Swampscott, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 55. The highest number of reported fires - 86 took place in 2003, and the least - 35 in 2015. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Swampscott, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.7%), and Outside Fires (31.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Swampscott, MA
    • 51755.7%Structure Fires
    • 29531.8%Outside Fires
    • 697.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 475.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Swampscott, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Swampscott, MA
  • 62.0%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.5%Electricity
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Swampscott, MA
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 24.1%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Swampscott 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Swampscott on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Russia (population 500+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Belarus (population 500+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest positive percentage difference between never married females and males (15+ years) (with at least 1,000 females never married)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking subway or elevated to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Eastern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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