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Pepperell, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Pepperell Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Middlesex County at latitude 42.6755 and longitude -71.5921. Middlesex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 246 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for Pepperell 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 Pepperell Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pepperell: Pepperell Centre.

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


Total Population 2,517
Population in Households 2,508
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 9
Population Density1 1,223
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 998
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 626
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,056 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 406 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 58 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $292,905
Average Home Value $344,806


Median Household Income $62,167
Average Household Income $86,476
Per Capita Income $34,298
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.12% 0.67%
Households 0.21% 0.61%
Families 0.15% 0.6%
Median Household Income   2.25%
Per Capita Income   3.25%
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.


Pepperell, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pepperell 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 # 171 30th
Population Density1 # 137 44th
Diversity Index2 # 154 38th
Median Household Income # 135 45th
Per Capita Income # 127 48th

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