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Population (year 2000): 30,273. Estimated population in July 2005: 30,713 (+1.5% change)
Males: 14,502 (47.9%), Females: 15,771 (52.1%)

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Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $47,722 (year 2000)
Median house value: $204,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Gloucester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.2%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Italian (21.9%), Irish (20.1%), English (15.1%), Portuguese (9.8%), United States (6.0%), French (5.9%).

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Elevation: 50 feet

Land area: 26.0 square miles

Gloucester,

For population 25 years and over in Gloucester

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Gloucester city

  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 51.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 8.1%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

5.3% Foreign born (3.2% Europe, 0.7% Latin America, 0.7% Asia, 0.5% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: +1,525 (+5.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lynn, (21.9 miles pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (35.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (259.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Rockport, (4.6 miles MA (7.1 miles Essex, MA Ipswich, (11.8 miles MA (14.4 miles Beverly, MA Rowley, (15.3 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 63 buildings, average cost: $95,900
  • 1997: 50 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 1998: 52 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 1999: 83 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2000: 58 buildings, average cost: $141,300
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $130,900
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 52 buildings, average cost: $189,400
  • 2004: 52 buildings, average cost: $192,500
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $191,900

Latitude: 42.62 N, Longitude: 70.68 W

Area codes: 978, 508


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.2%), Manufacturing (16.7%), Retail trade (10.8%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,347 (-4.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 7,732 (51.2%)


 

Crime in Gloucester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 4 4 9 6 3 9
    per 100,000 13.2 13.2 29.7 19.8 9.9 29.7
Robberies 1 7 9 7 3 5
    per 100,000 3.3 23.1 29.7 23.1 9.9 16.5
Assaults 67 23 46 59 47 34
    per 100,000 221.3 76.0 152.0 194.9 155.3 112.3
Burglaries 154 137 155 142 113 119
    per 100,000 508.7 452.5 512.0 469.1 373.3 393.1
Thefts 278 265 499 496 473 525
    per 100,000 918.3 875.4 1648.3 1638.4 1562.4 1734.2
Auto thefts 35 51 48 28 18 30
    per 100,000 115.6 168.5 158.6 92.5 59.5 99.1
132.1 107.6 165.7 159.6 131.4 144.1


Average climate in Gloucester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Gloucester,

Gloucester-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.3 miles away from the Gloucester city center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 tornado 36.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Main business address for: VARIAN SEMICONDUCTOR EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATES INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC).


Hospitals/medical centers near Gloucester:
  • LAWRENCE GENERAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; LAWRENCE, MA)
  • BEVERLY HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; BEVERLY, MA)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION,THE (about 18 miles; SALEM, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Gloucester:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 30 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 32 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 44 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Gloucester:
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 16 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 16 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • HAMPTON AIRFIELD (about 25 miles; HAMPTON, NH; ID: 7B3)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 441 $1,609,639 $43,799 51 $91,312
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 133 $382,421 $34,504 116 $202,021


College/University in Gloucester:
  • NORTH SHORE PROFESSIONAL REGISTRY OF NURSES INC (Location: 18 DALE AVE; Private, for-profit)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Gloucester:
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; SALEM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,917)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • NORTHERN ESSEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; HAVERHILL, MA; FT enrollment: 3,388)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 31 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 33 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 34 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
Public high school in Gloucester:
  • GLOUCESTER HIGH (Students: 1,308; Location: 32 L O JOHNSON RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Gloucester:
  • RALPH B O'MALEY MIDDLE (Students: 879; Location: 32 CHERRY STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MILTON L FULLER ELEM (Students: 663; Location: 4 SCHOOL HOUSE RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • WEST PARISH (Students: 398; Location: 10 CONCORD STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EAST GLOUCESTER ELEM (Students: 223; Location: 8 DAVIS ST EXT; Grades: KG - 05)
  • VETERANS MEMORIAL (Students: 223; Location: 11 WEBSTER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • BEEMAN MEMORIAL (Students: 217; Location: 138 CHERRY STREET; Grades: 02 - 05)
  • PLUM COVE SCHOOL (Students: 108; Location: 15 HICKORY STREET; Grades: KG - 01)
Private primary/middle schools in Gloucester:
  • ST ANN SCHOOL (Students: 221; Location: 70 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST. MEL INDEPENDENT DAY SCHOOL (Students: 143; Location: 12 EDGEMOOR RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HORIZON CHILDRENS CENTER (Students: 55; Location: 4 CRESTVIEW TERRACE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ANNISQUAM KINDERGARTEN - NURSE (Students: 50; Location: 820 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • FAITH CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 45; Location: 384 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HAPPY DAY SCHOOL (Students: 33; Location: 38 GLOUCESTER AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Gloucester:
  • GLOUCESTER LYCEUM & SAWYER FREE LIB (Operating income: $834,463; Location: 2 DALE AVE.; 110,639 books; 2,928 audio materials; 6,352 video materials; 231 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Gloucester: Rocky Neck Art Colony (A), Bass Rocks Country Club (B), Tenpound Island Light (C), Tenpound Island Lighthouse (D), West Gloucester Station (E), YMCA Camp (F), Blackburn Circle (G), Blackburn Industrial Park (H), Cape Ann Industrial Park (I), Eastern Point Light (J), Gloucester Station (K), Grant Circle (L), Kettle Cove Industrial Park (M), North Shore Art Association (N), Annisquam Exchange and Art Gallery (O), Annisquam Historical Society Building (P), Hammond Museum (Q), Beauport (R), Beauport Museum (S), Sargent-Murray-Gilmon-Hough House (T).

Shopping Center: East Gloucester Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Gloucester include: West Gloucester Church (A), Cape Ann Bible Church (B), Saint Johns Episcopal Church (C), First Church of Christ Scientist (D), Gloucester Community Church (E), Annisquam Village Church (F), Assembly of God Church (G), Lanesville Congregational Church (H).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Wesleyan Cemetery (2), Cherry Hill Cemetery (3), Beechbrook Cemetery (4), Oak Grove Cemetery (5), Bayview Cemetery (6), High Street Cemetery (7).

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sleepy Hollow Pond (A), Niles Pond (B), Langsford Pond (C), Babson Reservoir (D), Haskell Pond (E), Mill Pond (F), Upper Banjo Pond (G), Fernwood Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little River (A), Jones River (B), Lanes Creek (C), Alewife Brook (D), Farm Creek (E), Mill River (F).

Parks in Gloucester include: Captain Solomon Jacobs Park (1), Fishermens Monument (2), Mount Ann Park (3), State Fort Park (4), Central Gloucester Historic District (5), Burke Playground (6), Gloucester Fisherman Statue (7), Ravenswood Park (8), Hidden Park (9).

Beaches: Cressy Beach (A), Pavilion Beach (B), Wingaersheek Beach (C), Halfmoon Beach (D), Good Harbor Beach (E), Niles Beach (F).


Gloucester 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Gloucester:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, 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)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • 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)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Gloucester:
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, 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.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Gloucester:
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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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