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Danvers, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Danvers Census Designated Place had a population of 27,719 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Danvers is located at latitude 42.5742 and longitude -70.9505 in Essex County. 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. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Danvers Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378003) 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 Danvers Census Designated Place is located within Town of Danvers, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Danvers 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 Danvers: Danvers Plains, New Mills, Salem Village, The Plains.

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


Total Population 27,719
Population in Households 26,784
Population in Familes 21,656
Population in Group Qrtrs 935
Population Density1 2,088
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 11,091
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 7,131
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,535 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,556 (30.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 577 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $391,784
Average Home Value $415,660


Median Household Income $81,810
Average Household Income $107,282
Per Capita Income $43,623
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.73% 0.89%
Households 0.7% 0.91%
Families 0.62% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   1.88%
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 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 # 53 79th
Population Density1 # 76 70th
Diversity Index2 # 143 42nd
Median Household Income # 67 73rd
Per Capita Income # 74 70th

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