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Topsfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Topsfield Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Essex County at latitude 42.6394 and longitude -70.9553. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The formal official name is the Topsfield Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Topsfield, Massachusetts.

The U5 Census Class Code for Topsfield indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Topsfield Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Topsfield: New Meadows, New Meadows Village, Shenewemedy, The New Meadow.

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Topsfield, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,796
Population in Households 2,779
Population in Familes 2,492
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,030
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 1,013
Average Household Size 2.74
Family Households 785
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,058 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 895 (84.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 45 ( 4.3%)
Median Home Value $478,679
Average Home Value $529,115


Median Household Income $120,033
Average Household Income $151,208
Per Capita Income $54,094
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.68% 0.92%
Households 0.93% 1.04%
Families 1.82% 1.05%
Median Household Income   5.06%
Per Capita Income   4.17%
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.


Topsfield, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Topsfield to the other 244 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 159 35th
Population Density1 # 156 36th
Diversity Index2 # 185 25th
Median Household Income # 13 95th
Per Capita Income # 25 90th

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