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Gloucester, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Gloucester had a population of 29,506 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Gloucester is located at latitude 42.6159 and longitude -70.662 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Gloucester encompass a land area of 26.19 sq. miles and a water area of 15.31 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 56 feet.

The City of Gloucester (GNIS ID: 618297) 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 Gloucester: Glocester, Gloucester Harbor, The Harbor, Wingaersheek, Wonasquam.

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Gloucester, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Gloucester, MA Housing Affordability Index is 65
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Gloucester, MA Wealth Index is 131
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 29,506
Population in Households 28,973
Population in Familes 22,200
Population in Group Qrtrs 533
Population Density 1,126
Diversity Index1 23
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $67,389
Average Household Income $96,570
Per Capita Income $41,495
Wealth Index3 131

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 14,802 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,749 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,919 (33.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,134 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $488,885
Housing Affordability Index2 65
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 12,668
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 7,582
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.27% 0.31%
Households 0.16% 0.25%
Families 0.1% 0.22%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.05%

Gloucester, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Gloucester to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 48 81st
Population Density # 154 38th
Diversity Index # 134 46th
Median Household Income # 165 33rd
Per Capita Income # 119 52nd

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