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Overview

Introduction to Newburyport, Massachusetts,

Newburyport, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 10 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts and 32 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Newburyport History

The original inhabitants of Newburyport were the Pawtucket Indians. The Europeans discovered Newbury in 1630 and settled down in the area. Gradually, the port of Newbury turned into a fishing and trading point. In 1974, Newbury broke off and became Newburyport.

Newburyport and nearby Attractions

  • Newburyport Harbor Light
  • Curzon Mill
  • Dexter Industrial Green
  • Newburyport City Hall
  • Healy House
  • Joppan House

Things To Do In Newburyport

There are a number of attractions in the city. The Bartlett Mall, Brown Square and Cashman Park are some places of interest and entertainment in the city. One can pay a visit to The Historical Society of Old Newbury, which is situated on High Street, hosts interesting cultural events.

Newburyport Transportation

Pease International Tradeport Airport is nearby.

Newburyport Higher Education

Northern Essex Community College offers higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population17,890
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens19.5%
Employed Population 16+9,358
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married49%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher61%
Median Earnings25+$60,127
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$32,396
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,813

Wealth

Median Family Income$127,371
% Above Poverty Level93%
% Below Poverty Level7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home12%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.2%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone36%
Median Gross Rent$1,174
Median House Value$479,100

Ancestry

Irish29.9%
English18.9%
Italian13.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.6%
German7.7%
French Except Basque6.1%
Canadian5.7%
Polish4.6%
Scottish3.5%
Swedish2.8%
Portuguese1.6%
Dutch1.3%
Greek1.2%
Russian1.1%
West Indian1.1%
Brazilian1.1%
Haitian1%
Arab0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Norwegian0.8%
US/American0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.6%
Ukrainian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.4%
Swiss0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Slovene0.1%
African0.1%
Israeli0.1%
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Newburyport Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1950, 1951
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.81
Approximate Longitude-70.88

Newburyport 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
Distance10.1 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
Distance16.3 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
Distance18.5 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
Rowley1,702$88,722
Salisbury5,138$84,844

Newburyport Public Libraries

Newburyport Public Library
94 STATE ST.
Newburyport, Massachusetts
(978) 465-4428

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Newburyport Hospitals

Anna Jaques Hospital
(Non-profit)
25 Highland Avenue

Newburyport Public Schools

Edward G. Molin Elementary School
70 Low Street
ZIP: 1950
(978) 463-8212
Middle
Total Enrollment 342
Francis T Bresnahan Elementary
333 High Street
ZIP: 1950
(978) 465-4431
Primary
Total Enrollment 673
George W Brown
40 Milk Street
ZIP: 1950
(978) 465-4435
Newburyport High
241 High Street
ZIP: 1950
(978) 465-4440
High
Total Enrollment 784
River Valley Charter School
2 Perry Way
ZIP: 1950
(978) 465-0065
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Rupert A Nock Middle
70 Low Street
ZIP: 1950
(978) 465-4447
Middle
Total Enrollment 553

Newburyport Private Schools

Immaculate Conception School
1 Washington St
ZIP: 1950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 252
Inn Street Montessori School
52 Inn St
ZIP: 1950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 41
Kindercare Learning Center
1 Daniel Lucy Way
ZIP: 1950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Newburyport Montessori School
20 Pleasant St
ZIP: 1950
Elementary
Total Enrollment 11
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Historic Newburyport

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Old chain bridge (first suspension bridge in America) c1900.

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Old chain bridge (first suspension bridge in America) c1900.

Old chain bridge (first suspension bridge in America) c1900.

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