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Haverhill, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Haverhill had a population of 64,912 as of July 1, 2017. Haverhill ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Haverhill is located at latitude 42.7829 and longitude -71.0874 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Haverhill (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.97 sq. miles and a water area of 2.66 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 46 feet.

The City of Haverhill (GNIS ID: 619447) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Haverhill 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 Haverhill: Pentucket, Pentuckett.

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


Total Population 64,912
Daytime Population: Workers 21,611
Daytime Population: Residents 32,463
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,074
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.83
Population in Households 63,416
Population in Familes 49,406
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,496
Population Density2 1,969
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $64,312
Average Household Income $84,127
Per Capita Income $33,432


Total Housing Units 27,014 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,193 (56.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10,286 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,535 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $283,250
Average Home Value $318,020


Total Households 25,479
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 15,901
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 0.89% 0.87%
Households 0.74% 0.8%
Families 0.64% 0.74%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Haverhill, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Haverhill 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 # 15 94th
Population Density # 84 66th
Diversity Index # 29 89th
Median Household Income # 152 39th
Per Capita Income # 161 35th

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