Overview

Introduction to Rowley, Massachusetts

Rowley, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 10 miles E of Haverhill, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts.

Rowley History

When the town of Rowley was incorporated in 1639, it included portions of the present day Bayfield, Georgetown, and Haverhill. Named after the East Riding of Yorkshire, Rowley, it was originally settled as a plantation by Reverend Ezekiel Rogers. The construction of fulling and grist mills caused the town to become popular for its cotton, hemp, and flax cloth.

Rowley and Nearby Attractions

  • American Independence Museum
  • Buckman Tavern
  • Salisbury Beach State Reservation
  • Brooks Estate
  • Parker River National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Rowley

The American Independence Museum and the Custom House Maritime Museum showcase artifacts and memorabilia of historical importance. The John Greenleaf Whittier Home, and Hammond Castle are some of the historic sites near Rowley. The Salisbury Beach State Reservation and the Hampton Beach State Park offer opportunities for camping, fishing, and boating. The Georgetown Rowley State Forest, Willowdale State Forest, and Parker River National Wildlife Refuge are among other popular destinations in the Rowley area. Parks in the region include the Bradley Palmer State Park, and the Plum Island State Park. Fuller Gardens, and Stone Zoo are also close by.

Rowley Transportation

Air transportation is available from the Logan International Airport.

Rowley Higher Education

Colleges close to Rowley include North Shore Community College, Salem State College, and Northern Essex Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,628
Male Share of the Population46.8%
Female Share of the Population53.2%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+850
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married53.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher59.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,339
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$63,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,132
% Above Poverty Level97.7%
% Below Poverty Level2.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time38 minutes
% Working from Home6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone18.5%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$422,800

Ancestry

Irish23.1%
English21.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.4%
Italian7.8%
German7.4%
Russian3.9%
French Except Basque3%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2.4%
Finnish2.3%
Dutch1.8%
Canadian1.1%
Swedish1%
Lithuanian1%
Portuguese1%
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Rowley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes01969
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.72
Approximate Longitude-70.89

Rowley 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
Distance9.9 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
Distance11.3 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
StationREADING
Distance19.5 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
Ipswich4,384$93,333
Newburyport17,990$138,860
Topsfield3,362$155,139

Rowley Public Libraries

Rowley Public Library
141 MAIN ST.
Rowley, Massachusetts
(978) 948-2850

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Rowley Public Schools

Pine Grove
191 Main Street
ZIP: 1969
(978) 948-2520
Primary
Total Enrollment 514

Rowley Private Schools

North Shore Montessori School
121 Wethersfield St
ZIP: 1969
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Solstice School
20 Bowlery Dr
ZIP: 1969
Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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