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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 Population9,194
Male Share of the Population44.5%
Female Share of the Population55.5%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+4,446
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married43.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.5%
Median Earnings25+$63,955
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$132,135
% Above Poverty Level90.6%
% Below Poverty Level9.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home8.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work11.7%
% Using Public Transportation6%

Housing

People Living Alone39%
Median Gross Rent$1,020
Median House Value$499,500

Ancestry

Irish25.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.6%
Italian14.7%
English11.7%
German8.4%
Polish5.9%
Scottish2.9%
Canadian2.7%
French Except Basque2.6%
Swedish2.5%
African2.4%
Russian2.1%
Ethiopian1.9%
Arab1.6%
Lebanese1.3%
Welsh1.2%
Greek1%
Norwegian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Portuguese0.9%
US/American0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Turkish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Australian0.3%
Brazilian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Latvian0.1%
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Andover Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 3 miles S of Lawrence, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1810
Company Zip Codes1812, 1899, 5501, 5544
Phone Area Codes508,978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.658
Longitude-71.137

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
Boxford2,472$140,568
Lawrence79,337$38,681
North Andover29,705$129,578
North Reading15,476$142,266
Tewksbury30,378$109,560

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 Rd
(978) 623-8632
High
Total Enrollment 1784
Henry C Sanborn Elementary
90 Lovejoy Rd
(978) 623-8860
Primary
Total Enrollment 359
Wood Hill Middle School
11 Cross St
(978) 623-8925
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
South Elementary
55 Woburn St
(978) 623-8830
Primary
Total Enrollment 576
High Plain Elementary
333 High Plain Rd
(978) 623-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Andover West Middle
70 Shawsheen Rd
(978) 623-8700
Middle
Total Enrollment 543
West Elementary
58 Beacon St
(978) 623-8800
Primary
Total Enrollment 679
Gr Lawrence Regional Vocational Technical
57 River Rd
(978) 686-0194
High
Total Enrollment 1279
Bancroft Elementary
15 Bancroft St
(978) 623-8880
Primary
Total Enrollment 494
Shawsheen School
18 Magnolia Ave
(978) 623-8850
Primary
Total Enrollment 263
Doherty Middle
50 Bartlet St
(978) 623-8750
Middle
Total Enrollment 572

Andover Private Schools

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

Andover Colleges

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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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