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Overview

Introduction to Saugus, Massachusetts

Saugus, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles W of Lynn, Massachusetts and 7 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

The name of this town comes from an Indian name which means "great." It was settled in during 1629. The area was incorporated as town in February 1815. During that period, agriculture was the chief industry but with the onset of Industrial revolution, Saugus became home to several other industries like woolen goods, shoes and tobacco. Saugus is also recognized as the site where integrated ironworks began in North America.

Saugus and nearby Attractions

  • Breakheart Reservation
  • Belden Bly Bridge
  • Camp Nihan
  • Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
  • Rumney Marsh
  • Saugus River

Things To Do In Saugus

Saugus has been well endowed by nature with its incredible parks, camping grounds and river. The Breakheart Reservation State Park is an excellent place to go fishing, swimming, hiking and biking. One should also visit the Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site where one can see the reconstructed blast furnace, rolling mill, forge and also a restored 17th century building.

Saugus Transportation

The local airport is Boston Logan International.

Saugus Higher Education

The Bunker Hill Community College is nearby.

People

Total Population27,620
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens19.1%
Employed Population 16+14,373
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married53.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher24.9%
Median Earnings25+$46,446
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,987
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$90,984
% Above Poverty Level93.4%
% Below Poverty Level6.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation7.5%

Housing

People Living Alone22.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,119
Median House Value$345,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
US/American0.1%
English10.3%
Irish27.4%

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

Saugus Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 2 miles W of Lynn, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City7 miles N of Boston, Massachusetts
CountyEssex
Standard Zip Codes01906
Phone Area Codes781
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.464
Longitude-71.01

Saugus Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBOSTON LOGAN INTL AP
Distance6.8 miles
Jan Temp22 to 37 F
Apr Temp41 to 56 F
Jul Temp66 to 82 F
Oct Temp46 to 62 F
Annual Precip42.5 inches
StationREADING
Distance7.2 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
StationMIDDLETON
Distance9.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Everett43,885$54,238
Lynn91,626$58,415
Malden60,612$64,684
Melrose27,681$115,506
Revere53,095$58,515
Wakefield26,157$104,285

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

Saugus Public Libraries

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Saugus Public Library
295 CENTRAL ST.
Saugus, Massachusetts
(781) 231-4168

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Saugus High Schools

SAUGUS HIGH
PEARCE DR
781-231-5027
Serves 887 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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