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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

  • Fishermans Beach
  • Mary Baker Eddy Historic Hous
  • John Humphreys 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 Population14,250
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+7,253
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married60.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55%
Median Earnings25+$56,904
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$40,167
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,060

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,392
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home6.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.6%
% Using Public Transportation10.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,313
Median House Value$447,400

Ancestry

Irish26.5%
Italian19.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.1%
English10.8%
German9.3%
Russian8.7%
Polish5.9%
French Except Basque5.3%
Greek4.3%
Scottish1.8%
Canadian1.5%
Lithuanian1.3%
Ukrainian1.2%
Portuguese1.2%
West Indian1.1%
Jamaican1.1%
Arab1%
Hungarian0.9%
Swedish0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Lebanese0.7%
Austrian0.6%
Finnish0.6%
US/American0.5%
Australian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Moroccan0.4%
Romanian0.4%
Albanian0.3%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Latvian0.1%
African0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Swampscott Almanac

CategoryValue
County Essex County
Standard Zip Codes1907
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
Lynn92,074$60,421
Marblehead20,363$135,991
Nahant3,471$129,313
Peabody52,235$85,000
Salem42,804$78,728
Saugus27,773$92,181

Swampscott Public Libraries

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

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Swampscott Public Schools

Hadley
24 Redington St
(781) 596-8847
Primary
Total Enrollment 274
Stanley
10 Whitman Rd
(781) 596-8837
Primary
Total Enrollment 285
Swampscott High
200 Essex St
(781) 596-8830
High
Total Enrollment 741
Swampscott Middle
207 Forrest Ave
(781) 596-8820
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Clarke
100 Middlesex Ave
(781) 596-8812
Primary
Total Enrollment 227

Swampscott Private Schools

The Hathaway School
50 Blaney St
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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