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Overview

Introduction to Beverly, Massachusetts

Beverly, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 7 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts and 16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Beverly History

The city of Beverly was originally a part of the Salem and Naumkeag Territory. Roger Conant was the first to settle in this area in 1626. The city was named after Beverley in Yorkshire, England. It is one of the oldest communities of Massachusetts and is the birthplace of the United States Navy. The first cotton mill of the country was established in Beverly in 1787 and the first Sunday school was built in 1810. The city of Beverly was incorporated in 1894

Beverly and nearby Attractions

  • Beverly David S. Lynch Park
  • Beverly Historical Society and Museum
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • House of the Seven Gables
  • John Balch House

Things To Do In Beverly

In Beverly, you can enjoy a number of recreational activities. The city includes several parks, playgrounds, restaurants, theaters and bars. At the Lynch Park and beaches you can enjoy swimming, sun bathing and kayaking. The city also includes many picnic spots. The Cabot Street Cinema Theatre features the world's longest running magician's show.

Beverly Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.

Beverly Higher Education

Endicott College is the local college.

People

Total Population 40,670
Male Share of the Population 46.9%
Female Share of the Population 53.1%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 21,304
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 44.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.8%
Median Earnings25+ $48,166
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,474

Wealth

Median Family Income $95,632
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.7%
% Using Public Transportation 7.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32%
Median Gross Rent $1,102
Median House Value $369,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11%
US/American 0.5%
English 14.6%
Irish 26.3%

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

Beverly Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NE of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01915
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.558
Longitude -70.88

Beverly 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 MARBLEHEAD
Distance 4.1 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 45 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 7.5 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
Station READING
Distance 13.2 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Beverly, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Beverly Farms (01915)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Danvers 27,400 $98,043
Hamilton 8,102 $126,641
Marblehead 20,270 $131,711
Peabody 52,065 $82,298
Salem 42,499 $71,393
Wenham 5,092 $150,461

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

Beverly Public Libraries

Library
Beverly Public Library
32 ESSEX ST.
Beverly, Massachusetts
(978) 921-6062
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Beverly Hospitals

BEVERLY HOSPITAL CORPORATION
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
85 HERRICK STREET
(978) 922-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Beverly High Schools

BEVERLY HIGH
100 SOHIER RD
978-921-6132
Serves 1,325 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

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Historic Beverly

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Beverly regatta. 1890 June 28.

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Beverly regatta. 1890 June 28.

Beverly Regatta 1890 June 28.

Beverly regatta. 1890 June 28.

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