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Amesbury Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Amesbury Town had a population of 17,149 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Amesbury Town city population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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, 2017)


Total Population 17,149
Daytime Population: Workers 5,637
Daytime Population: Residents 7,331
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,968
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.76
Population in Households 16,802
Population in Familes 13,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 347
Population Density2 1,398
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $82,199
Average Household Income $102,692
Per Capita Income $41,893


Total Housing Units 7,417 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,581 (61.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,345 (31.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 491 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $348,679
Average Home Value $376,053


Total Households 6,926
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,309
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.72% 0.76%
Households 0.58% 0.69%
Families 0.48% 0.63%
Median Household Income   1.82%
Per Capita Income   2.49%

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, 2017 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 # 125 50th
Diversity Index # 169 32nd
Median Household Income # 75 70th
Per Capita Income # 97 61st

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