Ayer is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Ayer Census Designated Place.
It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 42.5612 and longitude -71.5898. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 236 feet.
The formal boundaries for the Ayer Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Ayer: Ayer Groton Junction, Ayer Junction.Photos of the local Ayer, MA area
Also See: Ayer, MA ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps
|Population in Households||2,670|
|Population in Familes||1,853|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||156|
|Average Household Size||2.02|
|Average Family Size||3|
|Total Housing Units||1,559 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||638 (40.9%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||686 (44.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||235 (15.1%)|
|Median Home Value||$270,000|
|Average Home Value||$291,654|
|Median Household Income||$56,724|
|Average Household Income||$76,401|
|Per Capita Income||$34,161|
|(Compound Annual Growth Rates)|
|Median Household Income||4.66%|
|Per Capita Income||4.02%|
The table below compares Ayer 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.
|Total Population||# 158||36th|
|Population Density1||# 71||71st|
|Diversity Index2||# 46||82nd|
|Median Household Income||# 162||34th|
|Per Capita Income||# 129||48th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.