Gloucester, MA Profile: Facts & Data


Gloucester Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Gloucester Content

Also See: Gloucester, MA ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Gloucester, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Gloucester had a population of 29,616 as of July 1, 2018.

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.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Gloucester 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Gloucester (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Massachusetts Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Massachusetts Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Gloucester, MA - Most Popular Things to Do

Also See: Nearby Photos | Nearby Hotels | Driving Directions

Research a Massachusetts Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


Gloucester, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 29,616
Population in Households 29,075
Population in Familes 22,435
Population in Group Qrtrs 541
Population Density2 1,131
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $69,951
Average Household Income $96,771
Per Capita Income $41,900


Total Housing Units 14,810 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,839 (52.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,875 (32.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,096 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $457,780
Average Home Value $613,229


Total Households 12,714
Average Household Size 2.29
Family Households 7,613
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.34% 0.38%
Households 0.22% 0.33%
Families 0.16% 0.29%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 153 38th
Diversity Index # 137 45th
Median Household Income # 150 39th
Per Capita Income # 114 54th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Massachusetts July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: