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Ipswich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ipswich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,271 as of July 1, 2019. Ipswich ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Ipswich is located at latitude 42.6793 and longitude -70.8412 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Ipswich Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 1.64 sq. miles and a water area of 0.1 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Ipswich Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378148) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Ipswich Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ipswich, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Ipswich: Agawam.

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

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Ipswich, MA Housing Affordability Index is 63
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

Ipswich, MA Wealth Index is 106
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 4,271 (100%)
Population in Households 4,192 (98.2%)
Population in Families 3,156 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 79 ( 1.8%)
Population Density 2,605
Diversity Index2 21
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $66,604
Average Household Income $94,120
Per Capita Income $40,278
Wealth Index4 106

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 2,012 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,116 (55.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 724 (36.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 172 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $520,833
Housing Affordability Index3 63
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,840
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,043
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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 0.12% 0.28%
Households 0.01% 0.27%
Families 0.06% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.42%
Per Capita Income   3.57%

Ipswich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ipswich 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 # 130 48th
Population Density # 56 78th
Diversity Index # 148 41st
Median Household Income # 166 33rd
Per Capita Income # 133 46th

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