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.

Demographics

People

Total Population28,037
Male Share of the Population48.2%
Female Share of the Population51.8%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+14,653
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$48,863
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$36,214
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,220

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,717
% Above Poverty Level91.9%
% Below Poverty Level8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation8.1%

Housing

People Living Alone23.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,045
Median House Value$361,600

Ancestry

Italian37%
Irish26.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.7%
English9.7%
Polish3.9%
German3.8%
French Except Basque3.7%
Canadian3.5%
Portuguese2.5%
Scottish2.1%
Greek1.8%
West Indian1.3%
Swedish1.2%
Haitian1.2%
Brazilian1.1%
African0.8%
Arab0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Russian0.5%
Ukrainian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Albanian0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Croatian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Finnish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
US/American0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Saugus Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1906
Phone Area Codes33,96,17,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.46
Approximate 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
Everett45,212$61,190
Lynn93,069$63,332
Malden61,212$72,662
Melrose28,132$122,783
Revere53,864$66,773
Wakefield26,823$114,500

Saugus Public Libraries

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

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Saugus Public Schools

Belmonte Saugus Middle
25 Dow Street
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-5052
Middle
Total Enrollment 682
Douglas Waybright
25 Talbot Street
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-5087
Primary
Total Enrollment 212
Lynnhurst
443 Walnut St/elm Street
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-5079
Primary
Total Enrollment 252
Oaklandvale
266 Main Street
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-5082
Primary
Total Enrollment 232
Pioneer Charter School Of Science Ii (pcss-ii)
97 Main Street
ZIP: 1906
(781) 666-3945
Other
Total Enrollment 229
Saugus High
1 Pearce Drive
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-5027
High
Total Enrollment 713
Veterans Memorial
39 Hurd Avenue
ZIP: 1906
(781) 231-8166
Primary
Total Enrollment 542
Ballard School
22 Richard Street
ZIP: 1960
(781) 231-5021
Primary
Total Enrollment 92

Saugus Private Schools

Shining Stars Learning Center
20 E Denver St
ZIP: 1906
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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