Lynn, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Lynn, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Lynn is the 9th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 92,584 as of July 1, 2016. Lynn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lynn is located at latitude 42.4749 and longitude -70.9622 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynn (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.74 sq. miles and a water area of 2.78 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Lynn (GNIS ID: 619450) 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 Lynn 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 Lynn: Lyn, Saugus.


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

POPULATION

Total Population 92,584
Population in Households 91,660
Population in Familes 72,170
Population in Group Qrtrs 924
Population Density1 8,619
Diversity Index2 85
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 33,898
Average Household Size 2.7
Family Households 21,291
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 36,720 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,426 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,472 (50.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,822 ( 7.7%)
Median Home Value $267,678
Average Home Value $288,089
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $44,884
Average Household Income $61,691
Per Capita Income $22,755
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% 0.63%
Households 0.28% 0.58%
Families 0.23% 0.56%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Lynn, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynn 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 # 9 97th
Population Density1 # 12 96th
Diversity Index2 # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 219 11th
Per Capita Income # 234 5th

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