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(Urban population: 3,007, Rural population: 0)

Ayer,MA index of house prices


Houses: 1,371 (1,267 occupied: 587 owner occupied, 680 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

54%
State:

56%

Housing density: 1111 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2009 in this state: $342,737.


Median contract rent in 2009: $761 (lower quartile is $671, upper quartile is $935)


Median gross rent in Ayer, MA in 2009: $864


Housing units in Ayer with a mortgage: 338 (37 second mortgage, 52 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 126


Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $102,500


Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $83,750


Median monthly housing costs: $970





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Ayer, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $301,897 (it was $155,400 in 2000)
Ayer:

$301,897
Massachusetts:

$338,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $231,460 - $357,777

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $291,566
Here:

$291,566
State:

$412,156

Townhouses or other attached units: $1,047,155
Here:

$1,047,155
State:

$346,236

In 2-unit structures: $565,977
Here:

$565,977
State:

$348,924

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $259,605
Here:

$259,605
State:

$354,648

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $769,847
Here:

$769,847
State:

$326,862

Household type by relationship:

Households: 2,810
  • In family households: 2,203 (457 male householders, 255 female householders)
    547 spouses, 738 children (673 natural, 21 adopted, 44 stepchildren), 65 grandchildren, 28 brothers or sisters, 10 parents, 39 other relatives, 64 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 607 (239 male householders (183 living alone)), 266 female householders (246 living alone)), 102 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 197 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 290 2-persons, 210 3-persons, 135 4-persons, 55 5-persons, 12 6-persons, 10 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 429 1-person, 58 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 6 5-persons.

397 married couples with children.
196 single-parent households (40 men, 156 women).

89.2% of residents of Ayer speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (62% speak English very well, 38% speak English well).
3.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
4.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (54% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 28% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

Foreign born population: 263 (8.7%)
(67.3% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.0

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Rooms in houses/apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 64
  • 5 rooms: 76
  • 6 rooms: 137
  • 7 rooms: 155
  • 8 rooms: 81
  • 9 or more rooms: 74
  • 1 room: 19
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 204
  • 4 rooms: 160
  • 5 rooms: 130
  • 6 rooms: 66
  • 7 rooms: 15
  • 8 rooms: 35
  • 9 or more rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 104
  • 3 bedrooms: 334
  • 4 bedrooms: 114
  • 5+ bedrooms: 35
  • no bedroom: 19
  • 1 bedroom: 298
  • 2 bedrooms: 239
  • 3 bedrooms: 96
  • 4 bedrooms: 28
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Ayer, Massachusetts in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 11
  • 1 vehicle: 184
  • 2 vehicles: 302
  • 3 vehicles: 70
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 6
  • no vehicle: 104
  • 1 vehicle: 371
  • 2 vehicles: 171
  • 3 vehicles: 27
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 7

Median 2009 house/condo value by year built


Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 71
  • 1990 to 1999: 54
  • 1980 to 1989: 50
  • 1970 to 1979: 112
  • 1960 to 1969: 162
  • 1950 to 1959: 81
  • 1940 to 1949: 180
  • 1939 or earlier: 718

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


Ayer, MA house values

Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses in 2009 in Ayer, MA:

  • Less than $10,000: 0
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 0
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 0
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 0
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 0
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 0
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 0
  • $40,000 to $49,999: 0
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 0
  • $60,000 to $69,999: 0
  • $70,000 to $79,999: 0
  • $80,000 to $89,999: 0
  • $90,000 to $99,999: 0
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 0
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 1
  • $150,000 to $174,999: 20
  • $175,000 to $199,999: 37
  • $200,000 to $249,999: 113
  • $250,000 to $299,999: 147
  • $300,000 to $399,999: 161
  • $400,000 to $499,999: 51
  • $500,000 to $749,999: 48
  • $750,000 to $999,999: 1
  • $1,000,000 or more: 7
 


Ayer rent paid by renters for apartments graph

Rent paid by renters in 2009 in Ayer:

  • Less than $100: 0 people
  • $100 to $149: 0
  • $150 to $199: 0
  • $200 to $249: 17
  • $250 to $299: 0
  • $300 to $349: 0
  • $350 to $399: 0
  • $400 to $449: 0
  • $450 to $499: 0
  • $500 to $549: 32
  • $550 to $599: 0
  • $600 to $649: 0
  • $650 to $699: 0
  • $700 to $749: 84
  • $750 to $799: 83
  • $800 to $899: 201
  • $900 to $999: 87
  • $1,000 to $1,249: 49
  • $1,250 to $1,499: 16
  • $1,500 to $1,999: 17
  • $2,000 or more: 102
  • No cash rent: 17
 

Median house/condo value by year householder moved into unit


Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 52
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 22
  • 1980 to 1984: 29
  • 1975 to 1979: 50
  • 1970 to 1974: 21
  • 1970 to 1974: 8
  • 1965 to 1969: 81


Ayer, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 85.3%
Number of people working at home: 28 (1.8% of all workers)


Ayer commuting: travel time to work

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 99
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 211
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 187
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 127
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 209
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 80
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 231
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 45
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 50
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 108
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 160
  • 90 or more minutes: 26
 


Ayer mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 1,236 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 142 (9%)
  • Subway or elevated: 6 (0%)
  • Railroad: 59 (4%)
  • Motorcycle: 8 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 8 (1%)
  • Walked: 55 (4%)
  • Other means: 19 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 28 (2%)
 


Ayer, MA household income

Household income:

  • Less than $10,000: 142
  • $10,000 to $14,999: 70
  • $15,000 to $19,999: 36
  • $20,000 to $24,999: 77
  • $25,000 to $29,999: 17
  • $30,000 to $34,999: 81
  • $35,000 to $39,999: 98
  • $40,000 to $44,999: 149
  • $45,000 to $49,999: 49
  • $50,000 to $59,999: 67
  • $60,000 to $74,999: 140
  • $75,000 to $99,999: 161
  • $100,000 to $124,999: 64
  • $125,000 to $149,999: 36
  • $150,000 to $199,999: 7
  • $200,000 or more: 23
 

First ancestries reported:

 Irish: 457
 Other groups: 388
 Italian: 291
 English: 237
 French (except Basque): 214
 United States or American: 193
 Polish: 120
 French Canadian: 114
 Scotch-Irish: 104
 German: 97
 Portuguese: 48
 Scottish: 44
 European: 32
 Dutch: 29
 Canadian: 22
 Greek: 17
 Finnish: 16
 Brazilian: 14
 Arab:: 14
 Moroccan: 14
 Norwegian: 13
 Hungarian: 11
 Lithuanian: 10
 Albanian: 9
 Armenian: 8
 Swedish: 8


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



  • Korea (18%)
  • Pakistan (14%)
  • Canada (10%)
  • Cambodia (8%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Other Northern Africa (5%)
  • Brazil (5%)


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

  • This state: 2042
  • Northeast: 313
  • Midwest: 105
  • South: 189
  • West: 57

51% of Ayer residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 70% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Massachusetts.

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 7
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 12
  • 7th and 8th grade: 16
  • 9th grade: 8
  • 10th grade: 50
  • 11th grade: 38
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 18
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 343
  • Less than 1 year of college: 41
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 76
  • Associate degree: 89
  • Bachelor's degree: 148
  • Master's degree: 71
  • Professional school degree: 12
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 0
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 10
  • 5th and 6th grade: 13
  • 7th and 8th grade: 31
  • 9th grade: 37
  • 10th grade: 20
  • 11th grade: 15
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 6
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 435
  • Less than 1 year of college: 75
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 165
  • Associate degree: 93
  • Bachelor's degree: 169
  • Master's degree: 133
  • Professional school degree: 0
  • Doctorate degree: 0

Educational Attainment for Females (%)


Class of Workers


Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic females: 2.7%


Unemployment rate for Asian males: 0.0%
Unemployment rate for Asian females: 18.4%


Median household income in 2009 for:

  • White non-Hispanic householders: $55,709
  • Black householders: $14,294
  • American Indian and Alaska Native householders: $131,610
  • Asian householders: $56,909
  • Some other race householders: $46,918
  • Two or more races householders: $80,367
  • Hispanic or Latino race householders: $68,392
Ayer household income for White non-Hispanic householders
Ayer household income for Black householders
Ayer household income for American Indian and Alaska Native householders
Ayer household income for Asian householders
Ayer household income for Some other race householders
Ayer household income for Two or more races householders
Ayer household income for Hispanic or Latino race householders

Ayer marital status for males
Ayer marital status for females

Median 2009 house value for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $322,878
  • Black or African American householders: $267,122
  • American Indian or Alaska Native householders: $534,245
  • Asian householders: $284,218

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 518
  • One, attached: 43
  • Two: 224
  • 3 or 4: 274
  • 5 to 9: 184
  • 10 to 19: 78
  • 20 to 49: 18
  • 50 or more: 32

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

House/condo owner moved in on average 12 years ago


Renter moved in on average 5 years ago

Year Householders Moved Into Residence in Ayer:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Ayer
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (48.7%)
  • Utility gas (39.7%)
  • Electricity (6.1%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Utility gas (38.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.9%)
  • Electricity (25.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.4%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.0%
Massachusetts:

10.8%

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

0.0%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 18
Here:

15.9%
Massachusetts:

48.2%

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 (Noninst.)


 

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