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Overview

Introduction to Lynnfield, Massachusetts

Lynnfield, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 6 miles NW of Lynnfield, Massachusetts and 12 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Boston metropolitan area.

Lynnfield History

Lynnfield initially consisted of two separate villages with a single governing body. The center of Lynnfield comprises mostly an agricultural population, while south Lynnfield has a mixed culture. Later on, Lynnfield became a prosperous residential area where people from other parts of Massachusetts migrated. Over time, Lynnfield has become a modern suburb of Boston.

Lynnfield and nearby Attractions

  • James W. Leach Memorial Park
  • Salem Wax Museum
  • Hunt Memorial Park
  • Mapleway Playground
  • Birch Meadow Park
  • Lynn Woods Reservation

Things To Do In Lynnfield

Lynnfield has a renonwned zoo and national park which allures animal lovers. It also has golf courses and parks. The winery in Lynnfield, one of the oldest of its kind, is also a popular destination.

Lynnfield Transportation

The nearest airport is Boston Logan International.

Lynnfield Higher Education

Salem State College offers high quality of education to the students at Lynnfield.

People

Total Population 12,270
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 18.8%
Employed Population 16+ 6,392
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 64%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $132,313
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,443
Median House Value $579,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.6%
US/American 2.9%
English 9.4%
Irish 32%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lynnfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NW of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 12 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
County Essex
Standard Zip Codes 01940
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.538
Longitude -71.048

Lynnfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station MIDDLETON
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station READING
Distance 4.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lynnfield, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Lynnfield (01940)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Middleton 9,436 $122,325
North Reading 15,396 $144,451
Reading 25,357 $124,485
Saugus 27,620 $90,984
Stoneham 21,752 $106,528
Wakefield 26,157 $104,285

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lynnfield Public Libraries

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Lynnfield Public Library
18 SUMMER ST.
Lynnfield, Massachusetts
(781) 334-5411
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Lynnfield High Schools

LYNNFIELD HIGH
275 ESSEX STREET
781-334-5820
Serves 513 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.6

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