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Overview

Introduction to Amesbury, Massachusetts

Amesbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 9 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 35 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Amesbury History

Amesbury was settled in the year 1642. It was initially recognized as "Salisbury New Town" until 1666, when it formally separated from Salisbury. The Powwow River originally formed the boundary between Amesbury and Salisbury. The area was incorporated as "Amesbury" in the year 1668. It was named after Amesbury in Wiltshire, England. It began as a modest farming community and later developed to form an aggressive maritime and industrial economy. Shipbuilding, shipping and fishing have traditionally been important occupations for the people of Amesbury.

Amesbury and nearby Attractions

  • Bartlett Museum
  • Maudslay State Park
  • Amesbury Sports Park
  • Custom House Maritime Museum
  • Moseley Woods Park
  • Cushing House Museum

Things To Do In Amesbury

Amesbury is the land of exotic locales and lovely parks that make for great places to relax. The city park and recreation centers regularly organize events for kids and adults. Those who wish to know more about the history of the region can visit the various museums in the area, including the Custom House Maritime Museum in surrounding Newbury. There are also many restaurants that serve traditional delicacies.

Amesbury Transportation

The nearest major airport to Amesbury is Boston Logan International.

Amesbury Higher Education

Northern Essex Community College serves the city.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher
Median Earnings25+
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification
Median Earnings With High School Degree

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amesbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01913
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.858
Longitude -70.93

Amesbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HAVERHILL
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station EPPING
Distance 14.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches
Station DURHAM
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Haverhill 62,079 $73,343
Merrimac 6,601 $93,015
Newbury 6,854 $104,344
Newburyport 17,766 $122,696
Salisbury 4,595 $85,194
West Newbury 4,427 $139,321

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Amesbury Public Libraries

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Amesbury Public Library
149 MAIN ST.
Amesbury, Massachusetts
(978) 388-8148

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Amesbury High Schools

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AMESBURY HIGH
5 HIGHLAND STREET
978-388-4800
Serves 804 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

ACADEMY OF STRATEGIC LEARNING HMCS SCHOO
9 WATER STREET
978-388-8037
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 45 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

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