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Overview

Introduction to Newbury, Massachusetts

Newbury, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 12 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 32 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Newbury History

The first European settlers arrived in the Newbury area between April 1634 and July 1635. In 1635, Thomas Parker, along with a small group of settlers, came first to Ipswich, and then to Newbury. However, before the settlers could actually move from Ipswich to Newbury, a resolution was passed that the area, which was then known as Quascacunquen, was to be formed as a plantation and renamed as Newbury.

Newbury and nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Helen Hunt Jackson Home
  • Bradley Palmer State Park
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge
  • Jeremiah Lee Mansion

Things To Do In Newbury

Local museums include the American Independence Museum, the Bartlett Museum and the Beverly Historical Society and Museum. The Helen Hunt Jackson Home and Jeremiah Lee Mansion have a large variety of historical artifacts on display. The Parker River National Wildlife Refuge and the Pirates Fun Park are popular recreational spots among children and families.

Newbury Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Newbury Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Northern Essex Community College, North Shore Community College, Salem State College and Merrimack College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,905
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens18.3%
Employed Population 16+3,751
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married60.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.7%
Median Earnings25+$51,003
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,929

Wealth

Median Family Income$112,876
% Above Poverty Level95.1%
% Below Poverty Level4.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone27.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,135
Median House Value$459,300

Ancestry

Irish32.7%
English17.2%
French Except Basque9.7%
Italian9.4%
German7.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.6%
Polish7.2%
Canadian5.1%
Greek3.2%
Swedish3%
Scottish2.7%
Czech1.9%
Russian1.5%
Portuguese1%
Slovak0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
US/American0.4%
African0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
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Newbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1951, 1922
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.77
Approximate Longitude-70.85

Newbury 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
Distance12.1 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
Distance16.2 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
Distance21.2 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
Ipswich4,215$80,556
Newburyport17,837$124,947
Rowley1,576$85,795
Salisbury4,992$85,353
West Newbury4,484$157,331
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Newbury Public Schools

Newbury Elementary
63 Hanover St
(978) 465-5353
Primary
Total Enrollment 630
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