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Overview

Introduction to Newbury, Massachusetts

Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 12 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 32 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Newbury History

The first European settlers arrived in the Newbury area between April 1634 and July 1635. In 1635, Thomas Parker, along with a small group of settlers, came first to Ipswich, and then to Newbury. However, before the settlers could actually move from Ipswich to Newbury, a resolution was passed that the area, which was then known as Quascacunquen, was to be formed as a plantation and renamed as Newbury.

Newbury and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Helen Hunt Jackson Home
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Things To Do In Newbury

Local museums include the American Independence Museum, the Bartlett Museum and the Beverly Historical Society and Museum. The Helen Hunt Jackson Home and Jeremiah Lee Mansion have a large variety of historical artifacts on display. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Pirates Fun Park are popular recreational spots among children and families.

Newbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Newbury Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and Merrimack College.

People

Total Population 6,854
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 18.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,494
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 60.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.1%
Median Earnings25+ $50,918
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,365
Median Earnings With High School Degree $42,823

Wealth

Median Family Income $104,344
% Above Poverty Level 96%
% Below Poverty Level 4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 7.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,246
Median House Value $462,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 1.2%
English 19.5%
Irish 29.2%

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

Newbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01951
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.79
Longitude -70.83

Newbury 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 HAVERHILL
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 16.2 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 EPPING
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 44.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Plum Island (01951)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ipswich 4,235 $82,000
Newburyport 17,766 $122,696
Rowley 1,511 $85,756
Salisbury 4,595 $85,194
West Newbury 4,427 $139,321

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

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TRITON HIGH SCHOOL
112 ELM STREET
978-462-8171
Serves 971 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

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