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The City of Gloucester had a population of 29,461 as of July 1, 2021.
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 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.
|Total Population||29,461 (100%)|
|Population in Households||28,937 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||22,065 (74.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||524 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$75,973|
|Average Household Income||$101,226|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||32%|
|Per Capita Income||$43,778|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||14,895 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,866 (52.8%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,854 (32.6%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,175 (14.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$571,626|
|Average Home Value||$717,239|
|Housing Affordability Index3||70|
|Average Household Size||2.27|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.7%|
|Per Capita Income||2.53%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.57%|
The table below compares Gloucester to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 48||81st|
|Population Density||# 152||38th|
|Median Household Income||# 151||39th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 25||10th|
|Per Capita Income||# 117||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 133||46th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Massachusetts Census Data Comparison Tool.