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Saugus, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Saugus Census Designated Place had a population of 27,463 as of July 1, 2018. Saugus 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 Saugus is located at latitude 42.4648 and longitude -71.01 in Essex County. The formal boundaries for the Saugus Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 10.8 sq. miles and a water area of 1 sq. miles. Essex County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 26 feet.

The Saugus Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378217) 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 Saugus Census Designated Place is located within Town of Saugus, a minor civil division (MCD) of Essex County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Saugus: Hammersmith, Saugus Centre.

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


Total Population 27,463
Population in Households 27,061
Population in Familes 22,771
Population in Group Qrtrs 402
Population Density2 2,543
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $83,384
Average Household Income $102,998
Per Capita Income $39,892


Total Housing Units 10,967 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,169 (74.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,387 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 3.7%)
Median Home Value $393,696
Average Home Value $442,756


Total Households 10,556
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 7,273
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.37% 0.84%
Households 0.28% 0.83%
Families 0.22% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   3.01%

Saugus, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Saugus 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 # 55 78th
Population Density # 58 77th
Diversity Index # 87 65th
Median Household Income # 93 63rd
Per Capita Income # 127 49th

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