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Newburyport, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Newburyport had a population of 18,647 as of July 1, 2022. Newburyport ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Newburyport is located at latitude 42.8126 and longitude -70.8773 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the City of Newburyport 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 39 feet.

The City of Newburyport 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Newburyport: Clipper City.

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


Total Population 18,647 (100%)
Population in Households 18,236 (97.8%)
Population in Families 13,768 (73.8%)
Population in Group Quarters1 411 ( 2.2%)
Population Density 2,233
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $126,589
Average Household Income $176,603
% of Income for Mortgage4 27%
Per Capita Income $77,103
Wealth Index5 211


Total HU (Housing Units) 8,850 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,244 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,892 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 714 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $645,552
Average Home Value $687,706
Housing Affordability Index3 86


Total Households 8,136
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 4,638
Average Family Size 3.00
  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.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 0.87% 0.42%
Households 0.91% 0.40%
Families   0.40%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.07%
Owner Occupied HU   0.69%

Newburyport, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Newburyport 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 # 71 72nd
Population Density # 69 73rd
Median Household Income # 43 83rd
Housing Affordability Index # 82 33rd
Per Capita Income # 27 90th
Diversity Index # 203 19th

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