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Overview

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.

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.

People

Total Population 27,620
Male Share of the Population 45.8%
Female Share of the Population 54.2%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 14,373
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 53.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.9%
Median Earnings25+ $46,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,987
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,358

Wealth

Median Family Income $90,984
% Above Poverty Level 93.4%
% Below Poverty Level 6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,119
Median House Value $345,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.6%
US/American 0.1%
English 10.3%
Irish 27.4%

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

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

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
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
Station READING
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
Station MIDDLETON
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Everett 43,885 $54,238
Lynn 91,626 $58,415
Malden 60,612 $64,684
Melrose 27,681 $115,506
Revere 53,095 $58,515
Wakefield 26,157 $104,285

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

Saugus Public Libraries

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Saugus Public Library
295 CENTRAL ST.
Saugus, Massachusetts
(781) 231-4168

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781-231-5027
Serves 887 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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