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Boxford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Boxford Census Designated Place had a population of 2,272 as of July 1, 2017. Boxford ranks in the lower 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 Boxford is located at latitude 42.6637 and longitude -70.9842 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Boxford Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0.11 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 105 feet.

The Boxford Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377992) 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 Boxford Census Designated Place is located within Town of Boxford, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Boxford population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Boxford, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,272
Daytime Population: Workers 412
Daytime Population: Residents 1,015
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.63
Population in Households 2,272
Population in Familes 2,101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 424
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $141,685
Average Household Income $181,945
Per Capita Income $60,788


Total Housing Units 802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 727 (90.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 ( 3.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 ( 6.0%)
Median Home Value $594,745
Average Home Value $671,866


Total Households 754
Average Household Size 3.01
Family Households 636
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.4% -0.04%
Households -0.5% -0.13%
Families -0.59% -0.16%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.3%

Boxford, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Boxford to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 178 28th
Population Density # 230 7th
Diversity Index # 174 30th
Median Household Income # 9 97th
Per Capita Income # 21 92nd

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