Saugus, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Saugus, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Saugus Census Designated Place had a population of 27,138 as of July 1, 2016. Saugus 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 Saugus is located at latitude 42.4684 and longitude -71.0139 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Saugus Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Saugus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378217) 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 Saugus Census Designated Place is located within Town of Saugus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Saugus 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 Saugus: Hammersmith, Saugus Centre.

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


Total Population 27,138
Population in Households 26,769
Population in Familes 22,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 369
Population Density1 2,513
Diversity Index2 30


Total Households 10,517
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 7,249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 11,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,983 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,534 (22.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 530 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $368,521
Average Home Value $403,232


Median Household Income $77,742
Average Household Income $95,393
Per Capita Income $37,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.59%
Households 0.31% 0.6%
Families 0.23% 0.55%
Median Household Income   2.22%
Per Capita Income   1.81%
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.

Saugus, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saugus 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 # 55 78th
Population Density1 # 58 77th
Diversity Index2 # 90 64th
Median Household Income # 87 65th
Per Capita Income # 123 50th

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