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Population (year 2000): 16,450. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,643 (+1.2% change)
Males: 7,932 (48.2%), Females: 8,518 (51.8%)

Median resident age: 36.7 years
Median household income: $51,906 (year 2000)
Median house value: $183,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Amesbury:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Hispanic (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.9%), English (18.4%), French (14.7%), Italian (13.2%), French Canadian (9.4%), German (7.8%).Massachusetts

Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Amesbury,

For population 25 years and over in Amesbury

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Amesbury town

  • Never married: 24.7%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 7.0%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

3.1% Foreign born (1.1% Europe, 1.0% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.4% North America).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Haverhill, (12.1 miles pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (38.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (253.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Amesbury, (0.0 miles Hampton, NH (3.0 miles South MA Newburyport, (4.6 miles NH Seabrook, (4.7 miles NH (5.0 miles Kensington, MA (5.4 miles Merrimac, Newbury, MA (5.7 miles West Falls, NH (6.0 miles Hampton


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 52 buildings, average cost: $50,100
  • 1997: 60 buildings, average cost: $56,700
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $57,900
  • 1999: 35 buildings, average cost: $56,500
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $60,600
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $67,900
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $140,900
  • 2003: 32 buildings, average cost: $85,800
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $79,700
  • 2005: 38 buildings, average cost: $80,100

Latitude: 42.86 N, Longitude: 70.93 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.4%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Retail trade (11.4%).


 

Crime in Amesbury by Year

Type 1999 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 6.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 9 10 13 4
    per 100,000 0.0 54.7 60.8 79.0 24.3
Robberies 1 2 3 4 2
    per 100,000 6.1 12.2 18.2 24.3 12.2
Assaults 13 83 56 41 51
    per 100,000 79.0 504.6 340.4 249.2 310.0
Burglaries 53 47 49 59 44
    per 100,000 322.2 285.7 297.9 358.7 267.5
Thefts 198 182 172 148 140
    per 100,000 1203.6 1106.4 1045.6 899.7 851.1
Auto thefts 17 20 18 11 15
    per 100,000 103.3 121.6 109.4 66.9 91.2
102.7 200.4 169.3 155.2 135.4

Average climate in Amesbury, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Amesbury,

Amesbury-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the Amesbury city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 tornado 24.8 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Josiah Bartlett - (1729-1795), a signatory of the Declaration of Independence, Wayne Lucier - 2005 NFL player (New York Giants, born: Dec 5, 1979).


Hospitals/medical centers near Amesbury:
  • ANNA JAQUES HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA)
  • EXETER HOSPITAL INC (about 9 miles; EXETER, NH)
  • BALDPATE HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; GEORGETOWN, MA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Amesbury:
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 17 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 36 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 36 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Amesbury:
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 9 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)
  • HAMPTON AIRFIELD (about 11 miles; HAMPTON, NH; ID: 7B3)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 17 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)

Amtrak stations near Amesbury:
  • 9 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.). Services: ticket office.
  • 13 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: DURHAM (3 DEPOT RD.). Services: ticket office.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Amesbury:
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 18 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE-MAIN CAMPUS (about 19 miles; DURHAM, NH; FT enrollment: 12,586)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 20 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 32 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
Public high schools in Amesbury:
  • AMESBURY HIGH (Students: 804; Location: 5 HIGHLAND STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • ACADEMY OF STRATEGIC LEARNING HMCS SCHOO (Students: 45; Location: 9 WATER STREET; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Amesbury:
  • HARBOR (Students: 140; Location: 85 PLEASANT VALLEY; Grades: 6 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Amesbury:
  • AMESBURY MIDDLE (Students: 868; Location: 220 MAIN STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • CHARLES C CASHMAN EL (Students: 548; Location: 193 LIONS MOUTH ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • AMESBURY ELEMENTARY (Students: 500; Location: 20 SOUTH HAMPTON ROAD; Grades: PK - 04)
Private primary/middle schools in Amesbury:
  • SPARHAWK SCHOOL (Students: 83; Location: 99 ELM ST.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • HARBOR SCHOOLS FAMILY SERVIES (Students: 80; Location: 194 R MAIN STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
  • AMESBURY SDA SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 81 MONROE ST; Grades: 2 - 8)
  • WINDMILL COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 10; Location: ROSEDALE ST POBOX 141; Grades: KG - KG)
  • AMESBURY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 2; Location: 186 MARKET STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Amesbury:
  • AMESBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $466,073; Location: 149 MAIN ST.; 68,923 books; 1,688 audio materials; 849 video materials; 137 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Amesbury: Amesbury Country Club (A), Amesbury Industrial Park (B), Amesbury Town Landing (C), Atlantic Forest Ski Area (D), Cross Roads Shopping Plaza (E), Amesbury Public Library (F), Amesbury Town Hall (G), Bartlett Museum (H).

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Mount Prospect Cemetery (2), Salisbury Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4).

Reservoirs: Bailey Pond (A), Clarks Pond (B), Pattens Pond (C), Lake Gardner (D).

Rivers: Back River (A), Powwow River (B).

Parks in Amesbury include: Alliance Park (1), Amesbury Town Park (2), Amesbury and Salisbury Mills Village Historic District (3), Batchelder Park (4), Collins Street Playground (5).

Post office: (A).  


Amesbury compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Amesbury:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNBP (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: RADIO NEWBURYPORT, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WGIN (930 AM; 10 kW; ROCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Strongest FM radio stations in Amesbury:
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WUBB (95.3 FM; YORK CENTER, ME; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
TV broadcast stations around Amesbury:
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)

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