Overview

Introduction to Swampscott, Massachusetts

Swampscott, Massachusetts, in Essex county, is 2 miles E of Lynn, Massachusetts and 10 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area.

Swampscott History

The Naumkeags visited Swampscott regularly to fish and hunt in the 17th century. During 1629, Swampscott was settled for the first time as the eastern part of Lynn. During the 1800s, a number of luxurious resorts were built to attract the wealthy patrons and businessmen. In fact, by the early 20th century, this place was a significant destination for the wealthy and was one of the first resort towns in the nation. Swampscott was incorporated as a town in 1852.

Swampscott and Nearby Attractions

  • Fisherman's Beach
  • Mary Baker Eddy Historic House
  • Sir John Humphrey House
  • Salem Witch Museum
  • House of the Seven Gables

Things To Do In Swampscott

The town of Swampscott features a wonderful public library. In addition, the town also offers a number of parks and recreational activities. You can enjoy a day trip to the historical sites or spend your time in the local shopping center or restaurants in Vinnin Square area.

Swampscott Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Swampscott Higher Education

Salem State University is nearby. The university offers courses on campus and online which may include criminal justice courses for those interested in probation officer training, communications courses, and business courses to name a few.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,755
Male Share of the Population46.1%
Female Share of the Population53.9%
Senior Citizens18.9%
Employed Population 16+7,677
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher57.7%
Median Earnings25+$66,202
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,650

Wealth

Median Family Income$144,649
% Above Poverty Level97%
% Below Poverty Level3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation13.4%

Housing

People Living Alone24.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,742
Median House Value$455,400

Ancestry

Irish21.4%
Italian16%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.6%
English11.6%
German7.9%
Russian7.4%
French Except Basque4.2%
Polish3.8%
Greek2.5%
Canadian2.1%
Scottish2.1%
Jamaican2%
West Indian2%
Lithuanian1.6%
Swedish1.3%
Arab1.2%
Ukrainian1.2%
Hungarian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Lebanese0.6%
Albanian0.5%
US/American0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Australian0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Finnish0.2%
African0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Nigerian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
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Swampscott Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes01907
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.47
Approximate Longitude-70.91

Swampscott Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMARBLEHEAD
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp45 to 62 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance10.3 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
Distance11.4 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
Lynn93,617$66,621
Marblehead20,488$151,715
Nahant3,495$130,357
Peabody52,865$89,191
Salem43,302$80,694
Saugus28,158$96,096

Swampscott Public Libraries

Swampscott Public Library
61 BURRILL ST.
Swampscott, Massachusetts
(781) 596-8867

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Swampscott Public Schools

Clarke
100 Middlesex Avenue
ZIP: 1907
(781) 596-8812
Primary
Total Enrollment 209
Hadley
24 Redington Street
ZIP: 1907
(781) 596-8847
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Stanley
10 Whitman Road
ZIP: 1907
(781) 596-8837
Primary
Total Enrollment 294
Swampscott High
200 Essex Street
ZIP: 1907
(781) 596-8830
High
Total Enrollment 679
Swampscott Middle
207 Forrest Avenue
ZIP: 1907
(781) 596-8820
Middle
Total Enrollment 776

Swampscott Private Schools

The Hathaway School
50 Blaney St
ZIP: 1907
Elementary
Total Enrollment 88
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Historic Swampscott

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New Ocean House and beach c1907.

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New Ocean House and beach c1907.

The Beach looking east 1907 (est.)

The Beach c1907.

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