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Overview

Introduction to Haverhill, Massachusetts

Haverhill, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 28 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located along the Merrimack River and includes attractive historic architecture, especially of the Victorian style. Haverhill offers an active downtown and features picturesque farms and scenic lakes. It's part of the Essex Natural Heritage Area.

Haverhill History

The town was originally a farming community and later developed into a prominent industrial center. During the 18th century the tanneries, shipping industry as well as ship building were flourishing. In the past, Haverhill had a thriving hat production industry. It was incorporated as a city in 1870. The municipality was home to a branch of the American Anti-Slavery Society. Haverhill included a prominent shoe industry during the early 1900's. The municipality was the location of the original Macy's store.

Haverhill Attractions

  • Tattersall Farm is a natural conservation area featuring trails for walking and cross-country skiing
  • John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead was the birthplace of the notable poet and abolitionist
  • Winnekenni Castle has a medieval-style appearance and hosts indoor and outdoor cultural events
  • The Buttonwoods Museum features native American relics and a vast number of collectibles
  • Dustin Garrison House
  • Haverhill Antique Market
  • Kimball Farm
  • September Fest
  • Statue of Hanna Duston
  • Pentucket Arts Center
  • Kids Fest includes rides, games and a variety of activities
  • Washington Square is known for its restaurants and taverns
  • The business district includes numerous specialty shops

Haverhill Activities

Residents and visitors enjoy the hiking trails along the Merrimack River. The Winnekenni Basin is a scenic destination and provides trails for walking and horseback riding. Golf enthusiasts enjoy playing at the local golf courses. Lake Salronstall is popular for swimming and sailing. Boating along the Merrimack River offers scenic views.

Fishing opportunities are available at the numerous lakes and ponds. The city features a popular indoor ice rink and numerous attractive parks for outdoor activities. The historic cities of Newsburyport, Salem and Portsmouth are nearby. Harold Parker State Forest is a scenic location for hiking and horseback riding. Residents enjoy skiing at Bradford which is close by.

Haverhill Higher Education

The city is home to the Northern Essex Community College.

Haverhill Transportation

The MTBA Commuter Rail and Amtrak offer transportation to Boston.

Demographics

People

Total Population62,340
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+31,726
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married42.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.9%
Median Earnings25+$41,546
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,097
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,015

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,240
% Above Poverty Level87.2%
% Below Poverty Level12.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.1%
% Using Public Transportation3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone28.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,085
Median House Value$264,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
Irish20.9%
Italian16.9%
French Except Basque11.5%
English10.3%
Canadian5.9%
German4.9%
Polish4.7%
Greek3%
Scottish2.2%
Portuguese1.9%
Russian1.2%
Arab1.1%
Swedish1%
Lithuanian0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
African0.6%
US/American0.6%
West Indian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Brazilian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Belgian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Zimbabwean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Australian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
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Haverhill Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1830, 1832, 1835, 1833
P.O. Box Zip Codes1831
Phone Area Codes978, 351
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.78
Approximate Longitude-71.08

Haverhill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHAVERHILL
Distance0.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.8 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance12.6 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
StationEPPING
Distance17.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip44.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Georgetown8,514$127,212
Groveland6,681$98,810
Lawrence79,337$38,681
Merrimac6,695$115,121
North Andover29,705$129,578
West Newbury4,484$157,331

Haverhill Public Libraries

Haverhill Public Library
99 MAIN ST.
Haverhill, Massachusetts
(978) 373-1586

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Haverhill Hospitals

Merrimack Valley Hospital
(Proprietary)
140 Lincoln Avenue

Haverhill Public Schools

Crowell
26 Belmont Avenue
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-3473
Primary
Total Enrollment 99
Golden Hill
140 Boardman Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-5794
Primary
Total Enrollment 511
Dr Paul Nettle
150 Boardman Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-5792
Middle
Total Enrollment 492
Haverhill Alternative School
415 Primrose Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-3482
Other
Total Enrollment 43
John G Whittier
256 Concord Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-5782
Middle
Total Enrollment 499
Whittier Regional Vocational
115 Amesbury Line Rd
ZIP: 1830
(978) 373-4101
High
Total Enrollment 1307
Pentucket Lake Elementary
252 Concord Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-2421
Primary
Total Enrollment 465
Walnut Square
645 Main Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-3471
Primary
Total Enrollment 143
Teach
415 Primrose Street
ZIP: 1830
(978) 374-3482
Other
Total Enrollment 46
Silver Hill Horace Mann Charter School
675 Washington Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 374-3448
Primary
Total Enrollment 593
Bartlett Kindergarten Center
551 Washington Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 469-8735
Primary
Total Enrollment 127
Haverhill High
137 Monument Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 374-5700
High
Total Enrollment 1831
Tilton
70 Grove Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 374-3475
Primary
Total Enrollment 541
Consentino Middle School
685 Washington Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 374-5775
Primary
Total Enrollment 1002
Moody
59 Margin Street
ZIP: 1832
(978) 374-3459
Primary
Total Enrollment 180
Greenleaf
58 Chadwick Street
ZIP: 1835
(978) 374-3487
Primary
Total Enrollment 248
Caleb Dustin Hunking
98 Winchester Street
ZIP: 1835
(978) 374-5787
Middle
Total Enrollment 406
Hill View Montessori Charter Public School
75 Foundation Avenue
ZIP: 1835
(978) 521-2616
Primary
Total Enrollment 306

Haverhill Private Schools

St Joseph School Of All Saints Parish
56 Oak Ter
ZIP: 1832
Elementary
Total Enrollment 246
Hilltop School
767 Broadway
ZIP: 1832
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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Historic Haverhill

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Whittier's birth place between 1890 and 1901

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Whittier's birth place between 1890 and 1901

Whittier's birth place between 1890 and 1901

Whittier's birthplace c1900.

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