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Overview

Introduction to North Andover, Massachusetts

North Andover, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 1 miles E of Lawrence, Massachusetts and 23 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is part of the Lawrence metropolitan statistical area (MSA). About 27,202 people live in North Andover.

North Andover History

North Andover, a small town in Massachusetts, was first settled in 1646. This town was officially united on April 7, 1855. During the time of the ’salem Witch Trial’s many people from this town were accused of practicing witchcraft. In the past, North Andover was a religious and political center. In 1855, Andover was divided into North Andover and Andover.

North Andover and nearby Attractions

  • The Museum of Printing
  • Smolak Farms
  • LasereCraze
  • No Andover Historical Society
  • Harold Parker State Forest

Things To Do In North Andover

This beautiful town is blessed with rivers, tall trees, creeks, reservoirs and streams. There are also numerous parks in North Andover. It also has some famous restaurants and many attractive art museums and galleries. One can visit the picturesque and historic lighthouse in North Andover.

North Andover Transportation

The local airport is Boston Logan International.

North Andover Higher Education

The Northern Essex Community College offers higher education.

People

Total Population 28,963
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 14.4%
Employed Population 16+ 14,787
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 57.5%
Median Earnings25+ $63,581
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,542
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,253

Wealth

Median Family Income $126,793
% Above Poverty Level 95.4%
% Below Poverty Level 4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,312
Median House Value $436,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.9%
US/American 0.6%
English 11.5%
Irish 26.9%

North Andover Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles E of Lawrence, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01845
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.698
Longitude -71.135

North Andover 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 LAWRENCE
Distance 1.6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station HAVERHILL
Distance 5.9 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 9.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 8,953 $110,024
Boxford 2,228 $118,380
Groveland 6,805 $97,120
Haverhill 61,769 $72,401
Lawrence 77,364 $36,789

North Andover Public Libraries

Library
Stevens Memorial Library
345 MAIN STREET
North Andover, Massachusetts
(978) 688-9505
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NORTH ANDOVER HIGH
675 CHICKERING RD
978-794-1711
Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

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