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Newburyport, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Newburyport had a population of 18,461 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newburyport: Clipper City.

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


Total Population 18,461
Daytime Population: Workers 12,440
Daytime Population: Residents 8,843
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 21,283
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 18,016
Population in Familes 13,630
Population in Group Qrtrs 445
Population Density2 2,211
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $91,124
Average Household Income $123,693
Per Capita Income $54,201


Total Housing Units 8,646 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,542 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,473 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 631 ( 7.3%)
Median Home Value $497,780
Average Home Value $565,288


Total Households 8,015
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 4,622
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 0.81% 0.82%
Households 0.7% 0.79%
Families 0.57% 0.71%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

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, 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 # 68 73rd
Population Density # 70 72nd
Diversity Index # 178 28th
Median Household Income # 54 78th
Per Capita Income # 41 84th

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