Saugus, Massachusetts

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Saugus, Massachusetts

Introduction to Saugus, Massachusetts

Saugus, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Lynn, Massachusetts and 7 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area. Saugus has a population of 26,078.

Saugus History

The name of this town comes from an Indian name which means "great". It was settled in during 1629. The area was incorporated as town in February 1815. During that period, agriculture was the chief industry but with the onset of Industrial revolution, Saugus became home to several other industries like woolen goods, shoes and tobacco. Saugus is also recognized as the site where integrated ironworks began in North America.

Saugus and nearby Attractions

  • Breakheart Reservation
  • Belden Bly Bridge
  • Camp Nihan
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Rumney Marsh
  • Saugus River

Things To Do In Saugus

Saugus has been well endowed by nature with its incredible parks, camping grounds and river. The Breakheart Reservation State Park is an excellent place to go fishing, swimming, hiking and biking. One should also visit the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site where one can see the reconstructed blast furnace, rolling mill, forge and also a restored 17th century building.

Saugus Transportation

The local airport is Boston Logan International.

Saugus Higher Education

The Bunker Hill Community College is nearby.

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High Points

Saugus strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Saugus Public Transportation Use
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Saugus Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 19% Saugus People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Saugus, Massachusetts

Comparing Saugus 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 9
Senior Citizens 9 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Men 7 5
Male Share of the Population 4 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 3
Racial Diversity 1 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 6
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
Median Family Income 8 6
College Educated Adults 4 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 4 7
Short Commute Times 4 7
Working at Home 4 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
People Living Alone 4 6
Affordability of Rents 4 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 7
Housing Recently Built 2 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 4 1

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Saugus Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 7 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01906
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.464
Longitude -71.01

Saugus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6.8 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 37 F
Apr Temp 41 to 56 F
Jul Temp 66 to 82 F
Oct Temp 46 to 62 F
Annual Precip 42.5 inches
Distance 7.2 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 9.4 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
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Saugus Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 26,078 100%
Male 12,476 47.8%
Female 13,602 52.2%
Under 18 5,350 20.5%
18+ 20,728 79.5%
65+ 4,594 17.6%
Median Age 41.3
Average Family Size 3.11
White 25,379 97.3%
African-American 114 0.4%
Asian 314 1.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.1%
Other 70 0.3%
Mixed Race 177 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 254 1%

Estimated Saugus Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 26,915
Growth 837
Growth % 3.2%

Saugus 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 40%
Irish 21.1%
English 7.9%
French Canadian 4.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.6%
Polish 3.6%
US/American 3.3%
French (except Basque) 2.5%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 1.5%
Greek 1.4%
German 1.2%
Swedish 1%
Portuguese 0.9%
Canadian 0.8%
Russian 0.7%
Armenian 0.7%
European 0.4%
Yugoslavian 0.3%
British 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Afghan 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Saugus 26,078 $65,782
Everett 38,037 $49,876
Lynn 89,050 $45,295
Malden 56,340 $55,557
Melrose 27,134 $78,144
Revere 47,283 $45,865
Wakefield 24,804 $77,834

Saugus Public Libraries

Saugus Public Library
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