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Danvers, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Danvers Census Designated Place had a population of 28,184 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Danvers is located at latitude 42.5742 and longitude -70.9505 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Danvers Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 13.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.91 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 23 feet.

The Danvers Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378003) 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 Danvers Census Designated Place is located within Town of Danvers, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Danvers 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 Danvers: Danvers Plains, New Mills, Salem Village, The Plains.

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


Total Population 28,184
Daytime Population: Workers 22,735
Daytime Population: Residents 13,142
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 35,877
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 27,211
Population in Familes 21,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 973
Population Density2 2,123
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $83,931
Average Household Income $110,377
Per Capita Income $44,498


Total Housing Units 11,664 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,557 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,623 (31.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 484 ( 4.1%)
Median Home Value $404,942
Average Home Value $439,143


Total Households 11,180
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 7,181
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 0.86% 0.84%
Households 0.72% 0.79%
Families 0.63% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.3%
Per Capita Income   2.4%

Danvers, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Danvers 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 # 53 79th
Population Density # 77 69th
Diversity Index # 138 44th
Median Household Income # 69 72nd
Per Capita Income # 76 70th

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