Peabody, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Peabody, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Peabody had a population of 52,573 as of July 1, 2016. Peabody 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 Peabody is located at latitude 42.5343 and longitude -70.9698 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Peabody (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.58 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The City of Peabody (GNIS ID: 618307) 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 Peabody 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 Peabody: South Danvers.

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


Total Population 52,573
Population in Households 51,999
Population in Familes 41,326
Population in Group Qrtrs 574
Population Density1 3,243
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 21,899
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 13,681
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,727 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,972 (61.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,927 (34.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 828 ( 3.6%)
Median Home Value $355,966
Average Home Value $366,193


Median Household Income $68,771
Average Household Income $87,359
Per Capita Income $36,615
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.41% 0.71%
Households 0.43% 0.73%
Families 0.34% 0.67%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.

Peabody, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Peabody 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 # 24 91st
Population Density1 # 42 83rd
Diversity Index2 # 65 74th
Median Household Income # 127 49th
Per Capita Income # 129 48th

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