Amesbury Town city, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Amesbury Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Amesbury Town had a population of 17,370 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Amesbury Town city is located at latitude 42.8513 and longitude -70.9558 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amesbury Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 12.26 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles.

The City of Amesbury Town (GNIS ID: 618292) 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Amesbury Town city: Emesbury, Little Salisbury, New Salisbury, Salisbury New Town, Salisbury-new-toune, Town of Amesbury, Town of Salisbury-New-Town.

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Amesbury Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 17,370
Population in Households 17,008
Population in Familes 13,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 362
Population Density2 1,417
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $86,595
Average Household Income $105,590
Per Capita Income $42,953


Total Housing Units 7,413 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,708 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,287 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 418 ( 5.6%)
Median Home Value $367,590
Average Home Value $398,927


Total Households 6,995
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,361
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.79% 0.89%
Households 0.63% 0.78%
Families 0.57% 0.76%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Amesbury Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Amesbury Town city to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 72 71st
Population Density # 123 50th
Diversity Index # 168 32nd
Median Household Income # 78 69th
Per Capita Income # 102 59th

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