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The Ipswich CDP(1) had a population of 4,409 as of July 1, 2022. 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Ipswich, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 4,409 (100%)
Population in Households 4,389 (99.5%)
Population in Families 3,313 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 20 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 2,690
Diversity Index2 25
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $83,653
Average Household Income $120,256
% of Income for Mortgage4 36%
Per Capita Income $53,985
Wealth Index5 116
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 2,140 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,313 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 709 (33.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 ( 5.5%)
Median Home Value $566,535
Average Home Value $626,084
Housing Affordability Index3 69
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,022
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 1,149
Average Family Size 3.00
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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.40% 0.16%
Households 0.44% 0.14%
Families   0.17%
Median Household Income   4.24%
Per Capita Income   3.41%
Owner Occupied HU   0.51%

Ipswich, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Ipswich to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 53 79th
Median Household Income # 161 35th
Housing Affordability Index # 36 15th
Per Capita Income # 109 56th
Diversity Index # 171 32nd

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