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Newburyport, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Newburyport had a population of 17,976 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Newburyport is located at latitude 42.8124 and longitude -70.8911 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newburyport (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.35 sq. miles and a water area of 2.31 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Newburyport (GNIS ID: 618305) 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 Newburyport 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 Newburyport: Clipper City.

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


Total Population 17,976
Population in Households 17,549
Population in Familes 13,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 427
Population Density1 2,153
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 7,865
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 4,544
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,602 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,465 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,400 (27.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 737 ( 8.6%)
Median Home Value $485,811
Average Home Value $537,059


Median Household Income $85,251
Average Household Income $118,007
Per Capita Income $52,123
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.51% 0.75%
Households 0.5% 0.78%
Families 0.38% 0.69%
Median Household Income   2.79%
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.

Newburyport, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newburyport 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 # 69 72nd
Population Density1 # 72 71st
Diversity Index2 # 181 26th
Median Household Income # 58 77th
Per Capita Income # 41 84th

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