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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.

People

Total Population 2,366
Male Share of the Population 51.2%
Female Share of the Population 48.8%
Senior Citizens 14.3%
Employed Population 16+ 1,193
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 69.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 60.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $117,583
% Above Poverty Level 91.6%
% Below Poverty Level 8.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 7.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 6.9%
Median Gross Rent $0
Median House Value $504,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.7%
US/American 0%
English 12.3%
Irish 30.8%

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

Boxford Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 21 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01921
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.661
Longitude -70.997

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)

Station MIDDLETON
Distance 4.3 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 12.2 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 LOWELL
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 8,783 $130,347
Danvers 27,400 $98,043
Georgetown 8,441 $123,199
Middleton 9,436 $122,325
Topsfield 3,029 $160,347
Wenham 5,092 $150,461

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

Boxford Public Libraries

Library
Boxford Town Library
10 ELM ST.
Boxford, Massachusetts
(978) 887-7323
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