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Boxford, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Boxford Census Designated Place had a population of 2,233 as of July 1, 2016. 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, 2016.

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


Total Population 2,233
Population in Households 2,233
Population in Familes 2,066
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 416
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 748
Average Household Size 2.99
Family Households 632
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 721 (89.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 ( 3.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $577,857
Average Home Value $632,708


Median Household Income $132,223
Average Household Income $173,038
Per Capita Income $58,198
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.74% -0.18%
Households -0.71% -0.16%
Families -0.79% -0.22%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.4%
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.

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, 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 # 180 27th
Population Density1 # 230 7th
Diversity Index2 # 180 27th
Median Household Income # 9 97th
Per Capita Income # 23 91st

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