Topsfield, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Topsfield, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Topsfield Census Designated Place had a population of 2,868 as of July 1, 2016. Topsfield ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Topsfield is located at latitude 42.6394 and longitude -70.9553 in Essex County. 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. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 62 feet.

The Topsfield Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378240) 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 Topsfield Census Designated Place is located within Town of Topsfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Topsfield 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 Topsfield: New Meadows, New Meadows Village, Shenewemedy, The New Meadow.

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


Total Population 2,868
Population in Households 2,850
Population in Familes 2,555
Population in Group Qrtrs 18
Population Density1 1,056
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 1,026
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 795
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,086 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 894 (82.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 132 (12.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $572,274
Average Home Value $596,109


Median Household Income $118,974
Average Household Income $181,547
Per Capita Income $64,366
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.86%
Households 0.84% 0.92%
Families 1.44% 0.89%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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 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 # 159 36th
Population Density1 # 157 37th
Diversity Index2 # 183 25th
Median Household Income # 13 95th
Per Capita Income # 13 95th

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