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Overview

Introduction to Danvers, Massachusetts

Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 7 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts and 16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Danvers History

The area was originally inhabited by the Naumkeag people who were a part of the Massachusett Native American tribe. Modern settlers arrived in 1630. By 1636, the area was permanently settled and took the name "Salem Village." It was incorporated as a town in 1757.

Danvers and nearby Attractions

  • Derby Summer House
  • Endicott Park
  • Glen Magna Farms
  • Putnam House
  • Judge Samuel Holten House
  • Freyda Gallery

Things To Do In Danvers

Danvers is a beautiful place with wonderful facilities for interesting activities. One can enjoy the outdoors in any of the several parks of the city. At Endicott Park you will find the pear tree said to be oldest flourishing fruit tree in America. There also are many buildings of historical importance in Danvers.

Danvers Transportation

The city is served by Boston Logan International.

Danvers Higher Education

The local institution for higher education is the North Shore Community College.

People

Total Population 27,400
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 19.3%
Employed Population 16+ 13,766
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 54%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.1%
Median Earnings25+ $47,854
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $34,464
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,729

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,043
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,234
Median House Value $358,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.9%
Irish 27.4%

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

Danvers Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01923
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.575
Longitude -70.93

Danvers 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 4.7 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 11.1 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 BEDFORD
Distance 19.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Beverly 40,670 $95,632
Middleton 9,436 $122,325
Peabody 52,065 $82,298
Salem 42,499 $71,393
Topsfield 3,029 $160,347
Wenham 5,092 $150,461

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

Danvers Public Libraries

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Peabody Institute Library
15 SYLVAN ST.
Danvers, Massachusetts
(978) 774-0554
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Danvers High Schools

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DANVERS HIGH
60 CABOT ROAD
978-777-8925
Serves 1,037 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

ESSEX AGR AND TECH INST
562 MAPLE STREET
978-774-0050
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 407 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.7

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Historic Danvers

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The Whittier House c1899.

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The Whittier House c1899.

Lindens (Old Collins House) c1902.

Rebecca Nourse House between 1900 and 1906

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