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Lynnfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Lynnfield Census Designated Place had a population of 12,304 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Lynnfield is located at latitude 42.5341 and longitude -71.0383 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Lynnfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 9.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 89 feet.

The Lynnfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378156) 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 Lynnfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lynnfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lynnfield 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 Lynnfield: Lynn End, Lynnfield Center, Lynnfield Centre.

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


Total Population 12,304
Population in Households 12,292
Population in Familes 11,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 1,245
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 4,439
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 3,458
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,645 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,894 (83.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 545 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 206 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $597,820
Average Home Value $631,009


Median Household Income $107,212
Average Household Income $145,049
Per Capita Income $52,351
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 1.04%
Households 0.97% 1.05%
Families 0.91% 1.01%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Lynnfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynnfield 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 # 81 67th
Population Density1 # 136 45th
Diversity Index2 # 148 40th
Median Household Income # 22 91st
Per Capita Income # 39 85th

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