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Overview

Introduction to Danvers, Massachusetts

Danvers, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 7 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts and 16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Danvers History

The area was originally inhabited by the Naumkeag people who were a part of the Massachusett Native American tribe. Modern settlers arrived in 1630. By 1636, the area was permanently settled and took the name "Salem Village." It was incorporated as a town in 1757.

Danvers and nearby Attractions

  • Derby Summer House
  • Endicott Park
  • Glen Magna Farms
  • Putnam House
  • Judge Samuel Holten House
  • Freyda Gallery

Things To Do In Danvers

Danvers is a beautiful place with wonderful facilities for interesting activities. One can enjoy the outdoors in any of the several parks of the city. At Endicott Park you will find the pear tree said to be oldest flourishing fruit tree in America. There also are many buildings of historical importance in Danvers.

Danvers Transportation

The city is served by Boston Logan International.

Danvers Higher Education

The local institution for higher education is the North Shore Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population27,558
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+14,386
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.7%
Median Earnings25+$48,658
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,563
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,754

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,552
% Above Poverty Level94.7%
% Below Poverty Level5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone28.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,254
Median House Value$369,900

Ancestry

Irish27.9%
Italian21.8%
English12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.2%
French Except Basque8.3%
Polish6.8%
Canadian5.8%
German4.3%
Greek3.9%
Scottish2.8%
Portuguese2.4%
Swedish2.2%
Russian1.9%
Albanian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Czech0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Arab0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Brazilian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
African0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Danvers Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 7 miles N of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City16 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1923
Phone Area Codes351,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.575
Longitude-70.93

Danvers 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
Distance4.7 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
Distance11.1 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
StationBEDFORD
Distance19.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Beverly40,967$98,151
Middleton9,514$119,344
Peabody52,235$85,000
Salem42,804$78,728
Topsfield3,435$161,518
Wenham5,135$149,550

Danvers Public Libraries

Peabody Institute Library
15 SYLVAN ST.
Danvers, Massachusetts
(978) 774-0554

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Danvers Public Schools

Highlands
190 Hobart St
(978) 774-5011
Primary
Total Enrollment 409
Willis E Thorpe
1 Avon Rd
(978) 774-6946
Primary
Total Enrollment 323
Holten Richmond Middle School
55 Conant St
(978) 774-8590
Middle
Total Enrollment 890
Ivan G Smith
15 Lobao Dr
(978) 774-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 277
Riverside
95 Liberty St
(978) 774-5010
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
Danvers High
60 Cabot Rd
(978) 777-8925
High
Total Enrollment 1021
Great Oak
76 Pickering St
(978) 774-2533
Primary
Total Enrollment 370

Danvers Private Schools

St Mary Of The Annunciation
14 Otis St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 331
St Johns Preparatory School
72 Spring St
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1171
Childrens Montessori Center
12 Bradstreet Ave
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Great Beginnings Learning School
28 Water St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1

Danvers Colleges

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Historic Danvers

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The Whittier House c1899.

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The Whittier House c1899.

Lindens (Old Collins House) c1902.

Rebecca Nourse House between 1900 and 1906

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