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Overview

Introduction to Boxford, Massachusetts

Boxford, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 8 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Boxford History

The earliest settler arrived in the area, now called Boxford, in 1646. The town, which was officially incorporated in 1685, was named after a town in the United Kingdom with the same name. Boxford was founded in 1629, by the Eames family, who had roots in Scotland and Britain. Essex County was created on May 1643. It is well known that Elbridge Gerry districted the area into the shape of a salamander.

Boxford and Nearby Attractions

  • Stone Zoo
  • Brocklebank Museum
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Brooks Estate
  • Bradford

Things To Do In Boxford

There are numerous parks near Boxford, inlcuding Bradley Palmer State Park, Harold Parker State Forest, Georgetown Rowley State Forest, and Willowdale State Forest. Some of the local museums are Brocklebank Museum, Glen Magna Farms, Museum of Printing, and Wenham Museum. Popular historical sites are the Brooks Estate, the Elizabeth Boit House, the Gropius House, and the Hammond Castle. Nearby attractions include Stone Zoo and Witch Hollow Farm.

Boxford Transportation

Flights are available at General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport.

Boxford Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Andover Newton Theological School, Art Institute of Boston, and Atlantic Union College.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,501
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+1,330
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married64.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.8%
Median Earnings25+$69,056
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,364

Wealth

Median Family Income$137,938
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1.2%

Housing

People Living Alone7.1%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$539,300

Ancestry

Italian30.7%
Irish28.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
French Except Basque8.2%
English7.3%
Canadian6.9%
German4.4%
Polish3.6%
Norwegian3%
Portuguese2.2%
Hungarian1.2%
Austrian0.8%
Scottish0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Danishn0.5%
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Boxford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1921
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.67
Approximate Longitude-70.98

Boxford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMIDDLETON
Distance4.3 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
Distance12.2 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
StationLOWELL
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Andover8,788$142,614
Danvers27,527$104,293
Topsfield3,407$150,921

Boxford Public Libraries

Boxford Town Library
7A SPOFFORD ROAD
Boxford, Massachusetts
(978) 887-7323

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Boxford Public Schools

Harry Lee Cole
26 Middleton Rd
ZIP: 1921
(978) 887-2856
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Masconomet Regional High School
20 Endicott Rd
ZIP: 1921
(978) 887-2323
High
Total Enrollment 1313
Masconomet Regional Middle School
20 Endicott Rd
ZIP: 1921
(978) 887-2323
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
Spofford Pond
31 Spofford Road
ZIP: 1921
(978) 352-8616
Primary
Total Enrollment 451

Boxford Private Schools

Boxford Academy
4 Georgetown Rd
ZIP: 1921
Elementary
Total Enrollment 31
The Village School
173 Washington St
ZIP: 1921
Elementary
Total Enrollment 14
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