Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Introduction to Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Lynnfield, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 6 miles NW of Lynnfield, Massachusetts and 12 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area. Lynnfield contains a population of approximately 11,542.

Lynnfield History

Lynnfield initially consisted of two separate villages with a single governing body. The center of Lynnfield comprises mostly an agricultural population, while south Lynnfield has a mixed culture. Later on, Lynnfield became a prosperous residential area where people from other parts of Massachusetts migrated. Over time, Lynnfield has become a modern suburb of Boston.

Lynnfield and nearby Attractions

  • James W. Leach Memorial Park
  • Salem Wax Museum
  • Hunt Memorial Park
  • Mapleway Playground
  • Birch Meadow Park
  • Lynn Woods Reservation

Things To Do In Lynnfield

Lynnfield has a renonwned zoo and national park which allures animal lovers. It also has golf courses and parks. The winery in Lynnfield, one of the oldest of its kind, is also a popular destination.

Lynnfield Transportation

The nearest airport is Boston Logan International.

Lynnfield Higher Education

Salem State College offers high quality of education to the students at Lynnfield.

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High Points

Lynnfield 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 2% trophy Lynnfield People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lynnfield Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Lynnfield Low Rate of Poverty
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lynnfield College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lynnfield Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Lynnfield Well-Paid Single Women
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Lynnfield Low Property Crime
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Lynnfield Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Lynnfield 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
to State
Age of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Senior Citizens 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 10
Median Family Income 10 9
People Above Poverty 10 9
College Educated Adults 10 9

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 5 6
Short Commute Times 3 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 5
Affordability of Rents 5 8
Housing Recently Built 3 4
People Living Alone 2 2
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 9 5

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Lynnfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01940
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.538
Longitude -71.048

Lynnfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 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
Distance 4.6 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
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
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Lynnfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,542 100%
Male 5,658 49%
Female 5,884 51%
Under 18 2,866 24.8%
18+ 8,676 75.2%
65+ 1,987 17.2%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 3.13
White 11,165 96.7%
African-American 50 0.4%
Asian 222 1.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 24 0.2%
Mixed Race 77 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 77 0.7%

Estimated Lynnfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,546
Growth 4
Growth % 0%

Lynnfield 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
Italian 27.1%
Irish 23.1%
English 10.1%
US/American 4.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.9%
Polish 3.4%
German 3.3%
Greek 3.3%
Russian 2.8%
French Canadian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.2%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Swedish 1.8%
Canadian 1%
Armenian 0.7%
Portuguese 0.7%
British 0.6%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Cape Verdean 0.6%
Norwegian 0.5%
Iranian 0.4%
Finnish 0.3%
Turkish 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Ukrainian 0.2%
European 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lynnfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Lynnfield (01940)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lynnfield 11,542 $91,869
Middleton 7,744 $87,605
North Reading 13,837 $86,341
Reading 23,708 $89,076
Saugus 26,078 $65,782
Stoneham 22,219 $71,334
Wakefield 24,804 $77,834

Lynnfield Public Libraries

Lynnfield Public Library
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
(781) 334-5411
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Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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