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Overview

Introduction to Ipswich, Massachusetts

Ipswich, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 13 miles SE of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 24 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Ipswich History

The town of Ipswich was initially inhabited by the Native Americans. They called the area Agawam, meaning lowland, marsh or meadow. They hunted and caught fish, especially shellfish, leaving behind mounds of shells. White settlers first came to the town in 1633. The town was officially incorporated in the year 1634. It was named Ipswich, after Ipswich in the county of Suffolk, England.

Ipswich and nearby Attractions

  • Castle Hill
  • John Heard House
  • John Whipple House
  • Crane Beach
  • Dow Park
  • Salem Wax Museum

Things To Do In Ipswich

The parks and recreation departments in the city organize a variety of programs and events for people of all ages. There are various historical sites and museums dotting the city. Take a culinary voyage by visiting the various restaurants in the city that serve local dishes. The city also has a beach where one can relax or enjoy some exciting water and beach sports.

Ipswich Transportation

The nearest major airport to Ipswich is Boston Logan International.

Ipswich Higher Education

North Shore community college serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,215
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens17.8%
Employed Population 16+2,181
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher40.5%
Median Earnings25+$39,739
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$29,643
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,855

Wealth

Median Family Income$80,556
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work12%
% Using Public Transportation3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone34.4%
Median Gross Rent$923
Median House Value$372,500

Ancestry

Irish30.4%
English22.3%
Italian10.5%
French Except Basque9.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
Greek7.8%
German6.6%
Polish6.4%
Scottish5.8%
Canadian3.5%
Portuguese2.8%
Swedish2.8%
Norwegian0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Danishn0.7%
Ukrainian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Palestinian0.3%
Turkish0.2%
Russian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Iranian0.2%
African0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Swiss0.1%
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Ipswich Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1938
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.67
Approximate Longitude-70.83

Ipswich 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
Distance10.5 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
StationHAVERHILL
Distance12.9 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
StationREADING
Distance18.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Essex1,476$127,446
Hamilton8,136$131,250
Newbury6,905$112,876
Rowley1,576$85,795
Topsfield3,435$161,518
Wenham5,135$149,550

Ipswich Public Libraries

Ipswich Public Library
25 NORTH MAIN ST.
Ipswich, Massachusetts
(978) 356-6648

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Ipswich Public Schools

Ipswich High
134 High St
(978) 356-3137
High
Total Enrollment 655
Winthrop
65 Central St
(978) 356-2976
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
Paul F Doyon Memorial
216 Linebrook Rd
(978) 356-5506
Primary
Total Enrollment 493
Ipswich Middle School
130 High St
(978) 356-3535
Middle
Total Enrollment 506

Ipswich Private Schools

Cuvilly Arts & Earth Center
10 Jeffreys Neck Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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