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Ipswich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ipswich Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 42.6757 and longitude -70.822. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Ipswich 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 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ipswich: Agawam.

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


Total Population 4,198
Population in Households 4,126
Population in Familes 3,106
Population in Group Qrtrs 72
Population Density1 2,556
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,831
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 1,041
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,132 (56.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 700 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 ( 8.0%)
Median Home Value $361,262
Average Home Value $405,548


Median Household Income $66,489
Average Household Income $85,108
Per Capita Income $36,897
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.13% 0.34%
Households -0.09% 0.36%
Families 0.09% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   3.0%
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 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 # 132 46th
Population Density1 # 55 78th
Diversity Index2 # 152 38th
Median Household Income # 116 53rd
Per Capita Income # 102 59th

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