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Overview

Introduction to Andover, Massachusetts

Andover, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 3 miles S of Lawrence, Massachusetts and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Lawrence metropolitan area.

Andover History

The land where Andover stands today was settled in around 1636, as Cochichewick. When the first European settlers arrived in the region, it was inhabited by Native Americans who lived in seasonal camps, planted corn and tobacco, and caught salmon and alewives. The area was renamed Andover and incorporated in the year 1646. Later in 1709, it was separated into two different parishes known as Andover and North Andover. They were established as two separate towns in the year 1855.

Andover and nearby Attractions

  • Addison Gallery-American Art
  • Robert S. Peabody Museum
  • Central Park
  • Museum of Printing
  • Stevens-Coolidge Place
  • Den Rock Park

Things To Do In Andover

There are many public parks in Andover which make for great places to hang out at leisure time. The parks are great places to organize picnics and other events.

Andover Transportation

Air transportation in Andover is served by Boston Logan International.

Andover Higher Education

The city is served by Merrimack College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,788
Male Share of the Population45.1%
Female Share of the Population54.9%
Senior Citizens19%
Employed Population 16+4,314
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher66.7%
Median Earnings25+$67,744
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$50,701

Wealth

Median Family Income$142,614
% Above Poverty Level90.1%
% Below Poverty Level9.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work12.4%
% Using Public Transportation3.9%

Housing

People Living Alone43.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,084
Median House Value$540,500

Ancestry

Irish26%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.7%
Italian15.2%
English12.9%
German8.9%
Polish5.2%
Scottish3%
Canadian2.9%
French Except Basque2.7%
African2.2%
Swedish2.1%
Swiss1.9%
Russian1.8%
Ethiopian1.6%
Portuguese1.6%
Welsh1.3%
Arab1.1%
Greek1%
Norwegian1%
Lebanese0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
US/American0.8%
Finnish0.6%
Czech0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Croatian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Andover Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1810
Company Zip Codes1812, 1899, 5501, 5544
Phone Area Codes508,978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.65
Approximate Longitude-71.14

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)

StationLAWRENCE
Distance3.2 miles
Jan Temp15 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 57 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip44 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationREADING
Distance9.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boxford2,501$137,938
Lawrence79,497$41,776

Andover Public Libraries

Memorial Hall Library
2 NORTH MAIN STREET
Andover, Massachusetts
(978) 623-8401

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Andover Public Schools

Andover High
80 Shawsheen Road
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8632
High
Total Enrollment 1760
Andover West Middle
70 Shawsheen Road
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 567
Bancroft Elementary
15 Bancroft Street
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8880
Primary
Total Enrollment 462
Doherty Middle
50 Bartlet Street
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8750
Middle
Total Enrollment 574
Gr Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical
57 River Rd
ZIP: 1810
(978) 686-0194
High
Total Enrollment 1352
Henry C Sanborn Elementary
90 Lovejoy Road
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8860
Primary
Total Enrollment 366
High Plain Elementary
333 High Plain Road
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 523
Shawsheen School
18 Magnolia Ave
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 233
South Elementary
55 Woburn Street
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8830
Primary
Total Enrollment 519
West Elementary
58 Beacon Street
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 653
Wood Hill Middle School
11 Cross Street
ZIP: 1810
(978) 623-8925
Middle
Total Enrollment 419

Andover Private Schools

Andover School Of Montessori
400 S Main St
ZIP: 1810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 150
Melmark New England
461 River Rd
ZIP: 1810
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 110
Next Generation Childrens Center
516 S Main St
ZIP: 1810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Professional Center For Child Development School
32 Osgood St
ZIP: 1810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
St Augustine Elementary School
26 Central St
ZIP: 1810
Elementary
Total Enrollment 401
The Pike School
34 Sunset Rock Rd
ZIP: 1810
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 423
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Historic Andover

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Phillip's Inn and old Harriet Beecher Stowe house c1904.

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Phillip's Inn and old Harriet Beecher Stowe house c1904.

Archaeology Building (Phillip's Academy) c1904.

Theological Seminary c1904.

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