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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 Population2,472
Male Share of the Population51.3%
Female Share of the Population48.7%
Senior Citizens12.6%
Employed Population 16+1,338
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married67.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher58.9%
Median Earnings25+$66,506
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,133

Wealth

Median Family Income$140,568
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone5%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$523,300

Ancestry

Irish32%
Italian28%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.5%
English10.9%
Canadian9.7%
French Except Basque8%
Polish5.9%
German4.7%
Swedish2.2%
Norwegian1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Hungarian1.3%
Danishn0.6%
Belgian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
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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
Andover9,194$132,135
Danvers27,558$100,552
Georgetown8,514$127,212
Middleton9,514$119,344
Topsfield3,435$161,518
Wenham5,135$149,550

Boxford Public Libraries

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

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Boxford Public Schools

Spofford Pond
31 Spofford Rd
(978) 352-8616
Primary
Total Enrollment 468
Harry Lee Cole
26 Middleton Rd
(978) 887-2856
Primary
Total Enrollment 355

Boxford Private Schools

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