Haverhill, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Haverhill, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Haverhill had a population of 63,786 as of July 1, 2016. Haverhill ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Haverhill is located at latitude 42.7829 and longitude -71.0874 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Haverhill (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.97 sq. miles and a water area of 2.66 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Haverhill (GNIS ID: 619447) 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 Haverhill 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 Haverhill: Pentucket, Pentuckett.

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


Total Population 63,786
Population in Households 62,349
Population in Familes 48,642
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,437
Population Density1 1,935
Diversity Index2 55


Total Households 25,241
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 15,769
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 27,037 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,144 (56.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,097 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,796 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $278,206
Average Home Value $308,502


Median Household Income $62,743
Average Household Income $81,487
Per Capita Income $32,647
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.75% 0.91%
Households 0.71% 0.91%
Families 0.61% 0.86%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Haverhill, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haverhill 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 # 15 94th
Population Density1 # 85 66th
Diversity Index2 # 29 89th
Median Household Income # 151 39th
Per Capita Income # 162 35th

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