The City of Gloucester had a population of 29,317 as of July 1, 2016.
The primary coordinate point for Gloucester is located at latitude 42.6288 and longitude -70.6859 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gloucester (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.19 sq. miles and a water area of 15.31 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.
The City of Gloucester (GNIS ID: 618297) 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 Gloucester 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 Gloucester: Glocester, Gloucester Harbor, The Harbor, Wingaersheek, Wonasquam.
|Population in Households||28,818|
|Population in Familes||22,089|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||499|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||14,961 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,584 (50.7%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,124 (34.2%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,253 (15.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$409,357|
|Average Home Value||$506,955|
|Median Household Income||$61,762|
|Average Household Income||$87,850|
|Per Capita Income||$38,413|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||1.56%|
|Per Capita Income||1.53%|
The table below compares Gloucester 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.
|Total Population||# 47||81st|
|Population Density1||# 153||38th|
|Diversity Index2||# 146||41st|
|Median Household Income||# 157||37th|
|Per Capita Income||# 114||54th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.