Andover, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Andover, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Andover Census Designated Place had a population of 9,031 as of July 1, 2016. Andover ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Andover is located at latitude 42.6557 and longitude -71.1422 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Andover Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Andover Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377980) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Andover Census Designated Place is located within Town of Andover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Andover population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Andover: Andover Centre, Andover Village, Cochichawick, Cochichewick.

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Andover, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 9,031
Population in Households 7,777
Population in Familes 6,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,254
Population Density1 2,450
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 3,363
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 2,037
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,577 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,101 (58.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,263 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 214 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $540,441
Average Home Value $574,881


Median Household Income $92,453
Average Household Income $131,993
Per Capita Income $52,289
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.5%
Households 0.31% 0.62%
Families 0.86% 0.54%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Andover, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Andover to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 87 65th
Population Density1 # 63 75th
Diversity Index2 # 66 74th
Median Household Income # 45 82nd
Per Capita Income # 40 84th

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