Beverly, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Beverly, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Beverly had a population of 40,925 as of July 1, 2016. Beverly 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 Beverly is located at latitude 42.5571 and longitude -70.8431 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Beverly (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.09 sq. miles and a water area of 7.5 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 30 feet.

The City of Beverly (GNIS ID: 618293) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Beverly 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 Beverly: Bass River.

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


Total Population 40,925
Population in Households 38,146
Population in Familes 29,109
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,779
Population Density1 2,712
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 16,384
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 9,852
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 17,248 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,609 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,775 (39.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 864 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $392,545
Average Home Value $451,374


Median Household Income $72,745
Average Household Income $97,228
Per Capita Income $40,329
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.57% 0.75%
Households 0.53% 0.81%
Families 0.47% 0.78%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   1.54%
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.

Beverly, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Beverly 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 # 35 86th
Population Density1 # 53 79th
Diversity Index2 # 100 60th
Median Household Income # 108 57th
Per Capita Income # 96 61st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.