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The City of Amesbury Town had a population of 17,438 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Amesbury Town city is located at latitude 42.8529 and longitude -70.9446 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Amesbury Town encompass a land area of 12.26 sq. miles and a water area of 1.46 sq. miles.

The City of Amesbury Town 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, 2022)


Total Population 17,438 (100%)
Population in Households 17,168 (98.5%)
Population in Families 13,429 (77.0%)
Population in Group Quarters1 270 ( 1.5%)
Population Density 1,419
Diversity Index2 25


Median Household Income $98,658
Average Household Income $130,189
% of Income for Mortgage4 25%
Per Capita Income $56,649
Wealth Index5 133


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,291 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,293 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 428 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $462,229
Average Home Value $482,853
Housing Affordability Index3 85


Total Households 7,584
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 4,694
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.18% 0.27%
Households 0.66% 0.27%
Families   0.33%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   3.60%
Owner Occupied HU   0.81%

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

The table below compares Amesbury Town city to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 75 70th
Population Density # 123 51st
Median Household Income # 112 55th
Housing Affordability Index # 80 32nd
Per Capita Income # 96 62nd
Diversity Index # 170 31st

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