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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 has a population of 25,212.

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 27,075
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 18.3%
Employed Population 16+ 14,056
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 41.5%
Median Earnings25+ $48,066
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,139
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,566

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,853
% Above Poverty Level 95.1%
% Below Poverty Level 4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,282
Median House Value $359,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.4%
US/American 0.1%
English 12.6%
Irish 26.1%

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 40,370 $96,514
Middleton 9,273 $116,164
Peabody 51,868 $81,967
Salem 42,321 $68,932
Topsfield 2,983 $129,688
Wenham 5,039 $146,875

Danvers Public Libraries

Library
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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