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The City of Gloucester had a population of 29,536 as of July 1, 2020.
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.
|Total Population||29,536 (100%)|
|Population in Households||29,003 (98.2%)|
|Population in Families||22,158 (75.0%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||533 ( 1.8%)|
|Median Household Income||$67,959|
|Average Household Income||$99,457|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||30%|
|Per Capita Income||$42,821|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||14,840 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||7,733 (52.1%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||4,973 (33.5%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||2,134 (14.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$481,726|
|Average Home Value||$630,499|
|Housing Affordability Index3||75|
|Average Household Size||2.28|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||1.36%|
|Per Capita Income||1.67%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.28%|
The table below compares Gloucester to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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||# 151||39th|
|Median Household Income||# 161||35th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 27||11th|
|Per Capita Income||# 117||53rd|
|Diversity Index||# 133||46th|
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