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Overview

Introduction to Andover, Massachusetts

Andover, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 3 miles S of Lawrence, Massachusetts and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Lawrence metropolitan area.

Andover History

The land where Andover stands today was settled in around 1636, as Cochichewick. When the first European settlers arrived in the region, it was inhabited by Native Americans who lived in seasonal camps, planted corn and tobacco, and caught salmon and alewives. The area was renamed Andover and incorporated in the year 1646. Later in 1709, it was separated into two different parishes known as Andover and North Andover. They were established as two separate towns in the year 1855.

Andover and nearby Attractions

  • Addison Gallery-American Art
  • Robert S. Peabody Museum
  • Central Park
  • Museum of Printing
  • Stevens-Coolidge Place
  • Den Rock Park

Things To Do In Andover

There are many public parks in Andover which make for great places to hang out at leisure time. The parks are great places to organize picnics and other events.

Andover Transportation

Air transportation in Andover is served by Boston Logan International.

Andover Higher Education

The city is served by Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 8,783
Male Share of the Population 43.5%
Female Share of the Population 56.5%
Senior Citizens 19.2%
Employed Population 16+ 4,060
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $130,347
% Above Poverty Level 89.3%
% Below Poverty Level 10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 11.1%
% Using Public Transportation 6.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 39%
Median Gross Rent $946
Median House Value $480,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22%
US/American 0.2%
English 12.3%
Irish 27.1%

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

Andover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Lawrence, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01810
Company Zip Codes 01812, 01899, 05501, 05544
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.658
Longitude -71.137

Andover 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 LAWRENCE
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 9.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Boxford 2,366 $117,583
Lawrence 78,804 $36,600
North Andover 29,271 $128,571
North Reading 15,396 $144,451
Tewksbury 30,115 $107,734

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

Andover Public Libraries

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Memorial Hall Library
ELM SQUARE
Andover, Massachusetts
(978) 623-8401
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Andover High Schools

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SHAWSHEEN ROAD
978-623-8632
Serves 1,712 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

GR LAWRENCE REG VOC TECH
57 RIVER RD
978-686-0194
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 1,473 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.8

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Historic Andover

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Phillip's Inn and old Harriet Beecher Stowe house c1904.

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Phillip's Inn and old Harriet Beecher Stowe house c1904.

Archaeology Building (Phillip's Academy) c1904.

Theological Seminary c1904.

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