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Ayer, MA (Massachusetts) Houses and Residents

Ayer,MA index of house prices

Total population: 2,868 (All urban)

Houses: 1,595 (1,473 occupied: 732 owner occupied, 744 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

50%
State:

38%

Housing density: 1,292 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2016 in this county: $430,382.

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


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2016: $3,366


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

Housing units in Ayer with a mortgage: 577 (27 second mortgage, 63 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 155

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $124,198

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $59,428

Median monthly housing costs: $1,213


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Ayer, Massachusetts Age and Sex of Residents
Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $303,615 (it was $155,400 in 2000)
Ayer:

$303,615
Massachusetts:

$366,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $251,962 - $380,310
Median year house/condo built: 1939

Median year apartment built: 1946

Household type by relationship:

Households: 3,170
  • In family households: 2,434 (343 male householders, 531 female householders)
    646 spouses, 783 children (783 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 31 grandchildren, 12 brothers or sisters, 58 parents, 0 other relatives, 30 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 734 (311 male householders (228 living alone)), 290 female householders (255 living alone)), 129 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 464 2-persons, 260 3-persons, 109 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 16 6-persons, 15 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 482 1-person, 108 2-persons.

274 married couples with children.
238 single-parent households (83 men, 155 women).

82.4% of residents of Ayer speak English at home.
3.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (71% speak English very well, 29% speak English well).
9.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (84% speak English very well, 16% speak English well).
4.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (19% speak English very well, 81% speak English well).

Foreign born population: 451 (14.2%)
(56.5% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:

Here:

6.1
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:

Here:

4.1
State:

4.1

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 1922 bedrooms
  • 4313 bedrooms
  • 614 bedrooms
  • 405+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 95no bedroom
  • 2431 bedroom
  • 2962 bedrooms
  • 923 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 155+ bedrooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

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

  • 43no vehicle
  • 1051 vehicle
  • 4422 vehicles
  • 1283 vehicles
  • 134 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

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

  • 72no vehicle
  • 4761 vehicle
  • 1612 vehicles
  • 03 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 205+ 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
  • 1294 rooms
  • 1565 rooms
  • 1186 rooms
  • 807 rooms
  • 1668 rooms
  • 779+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Ayer, Massachusetts:

  • 961 room
  • 412 rooms
  • 1173 rooms
  • 2274 rooms
  • 1595 rooms
  • 06 rooms
  • 07 rooms
  • 958 rooms
  • 349+ rooms
Note: State values scaled to Ayer population

Year house built

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
  • 84$10,000 to $14,999
  • 58$15,000 to $19,999
  • 58$20,000 to $24,999
  • 25$25,000 to $29,999
  • 100$30,000 to $34,999
  • 67$35,000 to $39,999
  • 51$40,000 to $44,999
  • 51$45,000 to $49,999
  • 175$50,000 to $59,999
  • 140$60,000 to $74,999
  • 82$75,000 to $99,999
  • 170$100,000 to $124,999
  • 164$125,000 to $149,999
  • 94$150,000 to $199,999
  • 53$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
  • 17Less than $10,000
  • 6$60,000 to $69,999
  • 7$90,000 to $99,999
  • 44$100,000 to $124,999
  • 8$150,000 to $174,999
  • 24$175,000 to $199,999
  • 98$200,000 to $249,999
  • 81$250,000 to $299,999
  • 119$300,000 to $399,999
  • 93$400,000 to $499,999
  • 76$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Ayer, MA

  • Rent paid by renters in 2016 in Ayer, MA
  • 41$250 to $299
  • 33$300 to $349
  • 25$400 to $449
  • 14$450 to $499
  • 14$500 to $549
  • 24$550 to $599
  • 78$600 to $649
  • 9$650 to $699
  • 44$700 to $749
  • 43$750 to $799
  • 63$800 to $899
  • 17$900 to $999
  • 130$1,000 to $1,249
  • 19$1,500 to $1,999
  • 36$2,000 to $2,499
  • 18$2,500 to $2,999
  • 14No cash rent

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1412000 to 2009
  • 911990 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: 229
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 205
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 132
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 181
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 38
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 77
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 91
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 46
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 377
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 124
  • 90 or more minutes: 103
Ayer, MA Time Leaving Home for Work

Percentage of workers working in this county: 71.8%
Number of people working at home: 32 (2.0% of all workers)

Ayer mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work

  • Drove a car alone: 2,035 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 97 (4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 14 (1%)
  • Taxi: 14 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (1%)
  • Walked: 36 (2%)
  • Worked at home: 32 (1%)

First ancestries reported:

 Italian: 167
 Irish: 140
 English: 119
 American: 90
 Scotch-Irish: 86
 Polish: 70
 German: 40
 European: 37
 Scandinavian: 36
 French (except Basque): 31
 Dutch: 23
 Scottish: 17
 Russian: 14
 Lithuanian: 11

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

  • 24%Cambodia
  • 18%Philippines
  • 14%Japan
  • 13%Germany
  • 10%El Salvador
  • 6%Ireland
  • 5%Poland

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

  • This state: 2,054
  • Other state: 545
  • Northeast: 323
  • Midwest: 37
  • South: 99
  • West: 87

83% of Ayer residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 42% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 31% lived in Massachusetts.

Ayer:

82.8%
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: 51
  • 9th grade: 13
  • 10th grade: 30
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 335
  • Less than 1 year of college: 26
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 128
  • Associate degree: 117
  • Bachelor's degree: 252
  • Master's degree: 132
  • Professional school degree: 17
  • Doctorate degree: 15

Educational Attainment for Males (%)

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 14
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 0
  • 9th grade: 25
  • 10th grade: 0
  • 11th grade: 0
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 0
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 473
  • Less than 1 year of college: 131
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 77
  • Associate degree: 74
  • Bachelor's degree: 191
  • Master's degree: 148
  • 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
  • 4.8%Males
  • 8.0%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 63.6%Females
Ayer marital status for males
Ayer marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 563
  • One, attached: 112
  • Two: 232
  • 3 or 4: 327
  • 5 to 9: 119
  • 10 to 19: 75
  • 20 to 49: 86
  • 50 or more: 58
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities in 2016: 2.7%

House/condo owner moved in on average 13 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
  • Utility gas (46.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40.3%)
  • Coal or coke (3.4%)
  • Solar energy (3.3%)
  • Electricity (2.7%)
  • Utility gas (49.6%)
  • Electricity (30.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (15.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.7%)

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)