Andover, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Andover, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Andover Census Designated Place had a population of 9,183 as of July 1, 2017. Andover 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 Andover is located at latitude 42.6557 and longitude -71.1422 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Andover Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.69 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 184 feet.

The Andover Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2377980) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Andover Census Designated Place is located within Town of Andover, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Andover 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 Andover: Andover Centre, Andover Village, Cochichawick, Cochichewick.

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Andover, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,183
Daytime Population: Workers 6,340
Daytime Population: Residents 4,895
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,235
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.22
Population in Households 7,877
Population in Familes 6,297
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,306
Population Density2 2,491
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $97,655
Average Household Income $136,840
Per Capita Income $53,596


Total Housing Units 3,573 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,104 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,272 (35.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $579,161
Average Home Value $632,284


Total Households 3,376
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,045
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 0.65% 0.51%
Households 0.32% 0.54%
Families 0.79% 0.49%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.27%

Andover, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Andover 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 # 87 65th
Population Density # 60 76th
Diversity Index # 62 75th
Median Household Income # 42 83rd
Per Capita Income # 42 83rd

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