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Danvers, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Danvers Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 42.5742 and longitude -70.9505. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The formal official name is the Danvers Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Danvers, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Danvers indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Danvers Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Danvers: Danvers Plains, New Mills, Salem Village, The Plains.

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Danvers, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 26,916
Population in Households 26,023
Population in Familes 21,029
Population in Group Qrtrs 893
Population Density1 2,028
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 10,838
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 6,978
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,352 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,617 (67.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,221 (28.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 514 ( 4.5%)
Median Home Value $351,788
Average Home Value $382,890


Median Household Income $82,380
Average Household Income $103,094
Per Capita Income $41,601
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.37% 0.69%
Households 0.49% 0.76%
Families 0.4% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.74%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
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.


Danvers, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Danvers to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 54 78th
Population Density1 # 78 68th
Diversity Index2 # 145 41st
Median Household Income # 62 75th
Per Capita Income # 67 73rd

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