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Lynn, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Lynn is the 9th largest city in Massachusetts with a population of 94,323 as of July 1, 2017. Lynn ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lynn is located at latitude 42.4749 and longitude -70.9622 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynn (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.74 sq. miles and a water area of 2.78 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Lynn (GNIS ID: 619450) 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 Lynn 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 Lynn: Lyn, Saugus.

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


Total Population 94,323
Daytime Population: Workers 26,498
Daytime Population: Residents 49,868
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 76,366
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 93,364
Population in Familes 73,409
Population in Group Qrtrs 959
Population Density2 8,781
Diversity Index3 86


Median Household Income $46,191
Average Household Income $63,135
Per Capita Income $23,137


Total Housing Units 36,909 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 15,504 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 18,807 (51.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,598 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $274,329
Average Home Value $300,021


Total Households 34,311
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 21,521
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 0.6% 0.65%
Households 0.41% 0.55%
Families 0.35% 0.51%
Median Household Income   1.2%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Lynn, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynn 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 # 9 97th
Population Density # 11 96th
Diversity Index # 4 99th
Median Household Income # 222 10th
Per Capita Income # 233 6th

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