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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 Population27,527
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens21.3%
Employed Population 16+13,996
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married50.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.2%
Median Earnings25+$49,397
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,819
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,381

Wealth

Median Family Income$104,293
% Above Poverty Level93.7%
% Below Poverty Level6.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,259
Median House Value$380,600

Ancestry

Irish27.6%
Italian21.9%
English12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
French Except Basque7.4%
Polish6.4%
Canadian5.7%
German4.8%
Greek3.9%
Swedish3.1%
Portuguese2.5%
Scottish2.2%
Russian1.7%
Albanian0.6%
African0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
US/American0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Senegalese0.1%
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Danvers Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1923
Phone Area Codes351,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.57
Approximate Longitude-70.95

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
Beverly41,431$102,244
Peabody52,610$85,700
Salem43,146$83,249
Topsfield3,407$150,921

Danvers Public Libraries

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

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Danvers Public Schools

Danvers High
60 Cabot Road
ZIP: 1923
(978) 777-8925
High
Total Enrollment 1044
Great Oak
76 Pickering Street
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-2533
Primary
Total Enrollment 367
Highlands
190 Hobart Street
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-5011
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
Holten Richmond Middle School
55 Conant Street
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-8590
Middle
Total Enrollment 874
Ivan G Smith
15 Lobao Drive
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-1350
Primary
Total Enrollment 296
Riverside
95 Liberty Street
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-5010
Primary
Total Enrollment 313
Willis E Thorpe
1 Avon Road
ZIP: 1923
(978) 774-6946
Primary
Total Enrollment 337

Danvers Private Schools

Childrens Montessori Center
12 Bradstreet Ave
ZIP: 1923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Great Beginnings Learning School
28 Water St
ZIP: 1923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 1
St Johns Preparatory School
72 Spring St
ZIP: 1923
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1171
St Mary Of The Annunciation
14 Otis St
ZIP: 1923
Elementary
Total Enrollment 331
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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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