Nahant, MA Profile: Facts & Data

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Nahant, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Nahant Census Designated Place had a population of 3,440 as of July 1, 2018. Nahant 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 Nahant is located at latitude 42.4193 and longitude -70.9301 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Nahant Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 14.43 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 82 feet.

The Nahant Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378174) 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 Nahant Census Designated Place is located within Town of Nahant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Nahant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.


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Nahant, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 3,440
Population in Households 3,375
Population in Familes 2,602
Population in Group Qrtrs 65
Population Density1 3,289
Diversity Index2 16
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $98,939
Average Household Income $144,155
Per Capita Income $64,925

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,075 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 465 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 9.6%)
Median Home Value $631,883
Average Home Value $797,744
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,540
Average Household Size 2.19
Family Households 915
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.11% 0.19%
Households 0.0% 0.17%
Families -0.08% 0.13%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.72%

Nahant, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Nahant to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 146 41st
Population Density # 42 83rd
Diversity Index # 180 28th
Median Household Income # 54 78th
Per Capita Income # 24 91st

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