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Ayer, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Ayer,MA index of house prices

Total population: 2,868 (All urban)

Houses: 1,483 (1,430 occupied: 724 owner occupied, 709 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

49%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,201 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $450,259.

Median contract rent in 2016: $558 (lower quartile is $435, upper quartile is $671)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $3,153


Median gross rent in Ayer, MA in 2016: $613

Housing units in Ayer with a mortgage: 598 (28 second mortgage, 47 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 129

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $114,417

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $57,117

Median monthly housing costs: $1,165


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Ayer, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $297,789 (it was $155,400 in 2000)
Ayer:

$297,789
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $221,639 - $417,278
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1941

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,919
  • In family households: 2,075 (352 male householders, 380 female householders)
    583 spouses, 641 children (642 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 29 grandchildren, 16 brothers or sisters, 20 parents, 0 other relatives, 51 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 838 (344 male householders (265 living alone)), 348 female householders (289 living alone)), 144 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 401 2-persons, 165 3-persons, 130 4-persons, 6 5-persons, 14 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 553 1-person, 132 2-persons.

261 married couples with children.
195 single-parent households (72 men, 123 women).

85.1% of residents of Ayer speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
5.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (87% speak English very well, 13% speak English well).
5.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (16% speak English very well, 84% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 401 (13.7%)
(73.6% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

5.7
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

3.7
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 2082 bedrooms
  • 4163 bedrooms
  • 644 bedrooms
  • 275+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 136no bedroom
  • 2521 bedroom
  • 2842 bedrooms
  • 433 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Ayer in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • 32no vehicle
  • 981 vehicle
  • 4872 vehicles
  • 963 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Cars and other vehicles available in Ayer in renter-occupied apartments

  • 111no vehicle
  • 4351 vehicle
  • 1322 vehicles
  • 233 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 03 rooms
  • 1314 rooms
  • 2025 rooms
  • 1356 rooms
  • 467 rooms
  • 1458 rooms
  • 599+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 1231 room
  • 512 rooms
  • 1343 rooms
  • 2584 rooms
  • 1035 rooms
  • 316 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 08 rooms
  • 239+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Year house built

Median 2016 house/condo value by year built ($)

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit ($)

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

  • Ayer, MA household income distribution

  • Ayer, MA household income distribution
  • 22Less than $10,000
  • 104$10,000 to $14,999
  • 60$15,000 to $19,999
  • 67$20,000 to $24,999
  • 28$25,000 to $29,999
  • 8$30,000 to $34,999
  • 83$35,000 to $39,999
  • 43$40,000 to $44,999
  • 65$45,000 to $49,999
  • 138$50,000 to $59,999
  • 186$60,000 to $74,999
  • 155$75,000 to $99,999
  • 166$100,000 to $124,999
  • 64$125,000 to $149,999
  • 140$150,000 to $199,999
  • 50$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Ayer, MA

  • Home value of owner-occupied houses in 2016 in Ayer, MA
  • 15Less than $10,000
  • 7$60,000 to $69,999
  • 8$90,000 to $99,999
  • 61$100,000 to $124,999
  • 25$175,000 to $199,999
  • 107$200,000 to $249,999
  • 86$250,000 to $299,999
  • 116$300,000 to $399,999
  • 101$400,000 to $499,999
  • 69$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Ayer, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Ayer, MA
  • 37$250 to $299
  • 33$300 to $349
  • 37$400 to $449
  • 16$450 to $499
  • 8$500 to $549
  • 23$550 to $599
  • 79$600 to $649
  • 45$650 to $699
  • 28$700 to $749
  • 62$750 to $799
  • 58$800 to $899
  • 50$900 to $999
  • 28$1,000 to $1,249
  • 36$1,500 to $1,999
  • 19$2,000 to $2,499
  • 13$2,500 to $2,999
  • 48No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 872000 to 2009
  • 1011990 to 1999
  • 511980 to 1989
  • 711970 to 1979
  • 89Before 1970
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population
Ayer commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 0
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 221
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 251
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 123
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 205
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 50
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 120
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 104
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 47
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 289
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 135
  • 90 or more minutes: 96
Ayer, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 73.3%
Number of people working at home: 28 (1.7% of all workers)

Ayer mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,916 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 187 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 15 (1%)
  • Ferryboat: 15 (1%)
  • Taxi: 12 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (1%)
  • Walked: 38 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 182
 Italian: 115
 Scotch-Irish: 91
 English: 77
 Polish: 73
 American: 65
 Scandinavian: 37
 French (except Basque): 31
 European: 31
 Dutch: 28
 German: 21
 Scottish: 21
 French Canadian: 13
 Russian: 13
 Swedish: 12

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • 30%Cambodia
  • 16%Japan
  • 11%Ireland
  • 10%Germany
  • 9%El Salvador
  • 6%Poland
  • 4%Ukraine

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,880
  • Other state: 534
  • Northeast: 406
  • Midwest: 51
  • South: 25
  • West: 49

87% of Ayer residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in Massachusetts.

Ayer:

86.5%
State average:

87.0%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 45
  • 9th grade: 9
  • 10th grade: 39
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 396
  • Less than 1 year of college: 35
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 138
  • Associate degree: 105
  • Bachelor's degree: 181
  • Master's degree: 160
  • Professional school degree: 14
  • Doctorate degree: 22

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 16
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 23
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 346
  • Less than 1 year of college: 143
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 133
  • Associate degree: 87
  • Bachelor's degree: 163
  • Master's degree: 147
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)

Class of Workers in 2016 (%)

  • Unemployment by race in 2016
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 9.6%Males
  • 2.4%Females
Ayer marital status for males
Ayer marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 555
  • One, attached: 73
  • Two: 186
  • 3 or 4: 330
  • 5 to 9: 99
  • 10 to 19: 72
  • 20 to 49: 72
  • 50 or more: 83
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 0.9%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 years ago

Renter moved in on average 3 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Ayer:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ayer
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (52.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (35.9%)
  • Electricity (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (3.0%)
  • Solar energy (2.5%)
  • Electricity (38.4%)
  • Utility gas (33.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (22.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.0%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Massachusetts:

9.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Massachusetts:

10.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Massachusetts:

46.8%

School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)