Ipswich, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Ipswich, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Ipswich Census Designated Place had a population of 4,298 as of July 1, 2017. 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 42.6757 and longitude -70.822 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Ipswich Census Designated Place (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Ipswich 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 Ipswich: Agawam.

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


Total Population 4,298
Daytime Population: Workers 2,710
Daytime Population: Residents 2,073
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,783
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 4,220
Population in Familes 3,175
Population in Group Qrtrs 78
Population Density2 2,617
Diversity Index3 18


Median Household Income $72,365
Average Household Income $91,286
Per Capita Income $39,423


Total Housing Units 2,015 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,091 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 760 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 164 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $436,765
Average Home Value $525,710


Total Households 1,851
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,049
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 0.25% 0.47%
Households 0.1% 0.44%
Families 0.16% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.88%

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, 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 # 129 48th
Population Density # 56 78th
Diversity Index # 151 39th
Median Household Income # 122 51st
Per Capita Income # 118 52nd

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