Newburyport, MA Profile: Facts & Data


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Newburyport, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Newburyport had a population of 18,510 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Newburyport is located at latitude 42.8124 and longitude -70.8911 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newburyport (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.35 sq. miles and a water area of 2.31 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 36 feet.

The City of Newburyport (GNIS ID: 618305) 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 Newburyport population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2018.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newburyport: Clipper City.

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


Total Population 18,510
Population in Households 18,046
Population in Familes 13,765
Population in Group Qrtrs 464
Population Density1 2,217
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $100,748
Average Household Income $131,468
Per Capita Income $57,509


Total Housing Units 8,670 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,711 (65.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,313 (26.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 646 ( 7.5%)
Median Home Value $535,633
Average Home Value $591,477


Total Households 8,024
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,637
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.74% 0.7%
Households 0.62% 0.67%
Families 0.54% 0.62%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.76%

Newburyport, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newburyport 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 # 68 73rd
Population Density # 71 72nd
Diversity Index # 173 29th
Median Household Income # 48 81st
Per Capita Income # 38 85th

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