Revere, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Revere, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Revere had a population of 53,661 as of July 1, 2016. Revere ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Revere is located at latitude 42.421 and longitude -70.9904 in Suffolk County. The formal boundaries for the City of Revere (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.69 sq. miles and a water area of 4.42 sq. miles. Suffolk County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 10 feet.

The City of Revere (GNIS ID: 619465) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Revere 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 Revere: North Chelsea.

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


Total Population 53,661
Population in Households 53,373
Population in Familes 40,838
Population in Group Qrtrs 288
Population Density1 9,435
Diversity Index2 71


Total Households 20,926
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 12,556
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 22,578 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,501 (42.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 11,425 (50.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,652 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $327,127
Average Home Value $342,281


Median Household Income $52,769
Average Household Income $68,607
Per Capita Income $26,862
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.79%
Households 0.37% 0.68%
Families 0.25% 0.61%
Median Household Income   0.31%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Revere, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Revere 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 # 23 91st
Population Density1 # 8 97th
Diversity Index2 # 13 95th
Median Household Income # 193 22nd
Per Capita Income # 208 16th

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