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Saugus, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Saugus Census Designated Place had a population of 27,666 as of July 1, 2019. 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Saugus, MA Housing Affordability Index is 99
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Saugus, MA Wealth Index is 137
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 27,666 (100%)
Population in Households 27,269 (98.6%)
Population in Families 22,828 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 397 ( 1.4%)
Population Density 2,568
Diversity Index2 35
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $84,880
Average Household Income $105,744
Per Capita Income $40,736
Wealth Index4 137

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 11,212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,097 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,552 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 563 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $411,076
Housing Affordability Index3 99
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,649
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 7,335
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.41% 0.99%
Households 0.34% 0.99%
Families 0.28% 0.96%
Median Household Income   2.6%
Per Capita Income   2.98%

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, 2019 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 # 57 77th
Diversity Index # 77 69th
Median Household Income # 94 62nd
Per Capita Income # 128 48th

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