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Boxford, Massachusetts


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Boxford, Massachusetts

Introduction to Boxford, Massachusetts

Boxford, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 8 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. As of the 2000 census, 7,921 people lived in Boxford.

Boxford History

The earliest settler arrived in the area, now called Boxford, in 1646. The town, which was officially incorporated in 1685, was named after a town in the United Kingdom with the same name. Boxford was founded in 1629, by the Eames family, who had roots in Scotland and Britain. Essex County was created on May 1643. It is well known that Elbridge Gerry districted the area into the shape of a salamander.

Boxford and Nearby Attractions

  • Stone Zoo
  • Brocklebank Museum
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Brooks Estate
  • Bradford

Things To Do In Boxford

There are numerous parks near Boxford, inlcuding Bradley Palmer State Park, Harold Parker State Forest, Georgetown Rowley State Forest, and Willowdale State Forest. Some of the local museums are Brocklebank Museum, Glen Magna Farms, Museum of Printing, and Wenham Museum. Popular historical sites are the Brooks Estate, the Elizabeth Boit House, the Gropius House, and the Hammond Castle. Nearby attractions include Stone Zoo and Witch Hollow Farm.

Boxford Transportation

Flights are available at General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport.

Boxford Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Andover Newton Theological School, Art Institute of Boston, and Atlantic Union College.

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High Points

Boxford strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Boxford People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Boxford Low Violent Crime
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Boxford Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Boxford Median Family Income
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Boxford College Educated Adults
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Boxford Low Property Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Boxford Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Boxford, Massachusetts

Comparing Boxford to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Male Share of the Population 9 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Age of the Population 8 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 2 2
Female Share of the Population 2 3
Racial Diversity 2 5

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 10 10
Average Household Size 10 10

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
People Above Poverty 10 10
Median Family Income 10 10
College Educated Adults 10 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5
Short Commute Times 1 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1
People Living Alone 1 1
Affordability of Rents 1 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 9

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Boxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01921
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.661
Longitude -70.997

Boxford 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 MIDDLETON
Distance 4.3 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 12.2 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
Station LOWELL
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
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Boxford Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,921 100%
Male 3,939 49.7%
Female 3,982 50.3%
Under 18 2,551 32.2%
18+ 5,370 67.8%
65+ 740 9.3%
Median Age 39.4
Average Family Size 3.32
White 7,713 97.4%
African-American 27 0.3%
Asian 96 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.1%
Other 23 0.3%
Mixed Race 51 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 67 0.8%

Estimated Boxford Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 8,177
Growth 256
Growth % 3.2%

Boxford Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 21%
Italian 15.1%
English 14.1%
German 7.1%
Polish 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
Scottish 4.4%
US/American 3.7%
French (except Basque) 3.4%
French Canadian 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Swedish 2.2%
Russian 2%
Greek 1.9%
Welsh 1%
Portuguese 1%
Northern European 0.8%
European 0.8%
Ukrainian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.6%
British 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Iranian 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Turkish 0.3%
Slovak 0.2%
Australian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Boxford 7,921 $119,491
Andover 31,247 $104,820
Danvers 25,212 $70,565
Georgetown 7,377 $79,649
Middleton 7,744 $87,605
Topsfield 6,141 $104,475
Wenham 4,440 $98,004

Boxford Public Libraries

Library
Boxford Town Library
10 ELM ST.
Boxford, Massachusetts
(978) 887-7323
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