Ipswich, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ipswich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ipswich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,350 as of July 1, 2016. Ipswich ranks in the upper 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 Ipswich is located at latitude 42.6757 and longitude -70.822 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Ipswich Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Ipswich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378148) 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 Ipswich Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ipswich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ipswich 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 Ipswich: Agawam.

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


Total Population 4,350
Population in Households 4,276
Population in Familes 3,221
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density1 2,648
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 1,885
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 1,070
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,034 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,120 (55.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 766 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $407,911
Average Home Value $482,775


Median Household Income $69,661
Average Household Income $88,575
Per Capita Income $38,422
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.48% 0.76%
Households 0.4% 0.76%
Families 0.5% 0.7%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.67%
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.

Ipswich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ipswich 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 # 128 48th
Population Density1 # 54 78th
Diversity Index2 # 153 37th
Median Household Income # 123 50th
Per Capita Income # 113 54th

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