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Population (year 2000): 48,129. Estimated population in July 2005: 51,239 (+6.5% change)
Males: 23,047 (47.9%), Females: 25,082 (52.1%)

Zip codes: .

Median resident age: 40.3 years
Median household income: $54,829 (year 2000)
Median house value: $215,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Peabody:

  • White Non-Hispanic (92.4%)
  • Hispanic (3.4%)
  • Other race (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Black (1.0%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.6%), Italian (21.4%), English (9.9%), Portuguese (7.9%), French (6.9%), Polish (5.5%).Massachusetts

Elevation: 17 feet

Land area: 16.4 square miles

Peabody,

For population 25 years and over in Peabody

  • High school or higher: 85.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 24.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Peabody city

  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 56.7%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

11.2% Foreign born (6.7% Europe, 2.7% Latin America, 1.2% Asia).

Population change in the 1990s: +913 (+1.9%).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lynn, (4.2 miles pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (17.1 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (239.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (2.8 miles Danvers, MA Lynn, (4.2 miles MA Salem, (4.5 miles MA (4.6 miles Lynnfield, MA (5.6 miles Swampscott, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 96 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 1997: 103 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 1998: 37 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 1999: 24 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2000: 25 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $138,900
  • 2002: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $152,200
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $207,400
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $239,200

Latitude: 42.53 N, Longitude: 70.96 W

Area codes: 978, 508


Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.0%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Retail trade (13.9%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: +170 (+0.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,116 (25.6%)


 

Crime in Peabody 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 3 7 7 5 4 6
    per 100,000 6.2 14.5 14.5 10.4 8.3 12.5
Robberies 17 13 16 22 19 30
    per 100,000 35.3 27.0 33.2 45.7 39.5 62.3
Assaults 91 128 97 75 80 101
    per 100,000 189.1 266.0 201.5 155.8 166.2 209.9
Burglaries 153 271 305 361 272 196
    per 100,000 317.9 563.1 633.7 750.1 565.1 407.2
Thefts 1,031 692 742 865 940 876
    per 100,000 2142.2 1437.8 1541.7 1797.3 1953.1 1820.1
Auto thefts 152 149 137 139 131 129
    per 100,000 315.8 309.6 284.7 288.8 272.2 268.0
184.1 188.8 184.9 196.5 187.9 188.4

Average climate in Peabody, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Peabody,

Peabody-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 41% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Peabody city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.6 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Birthplace of: Jack Welch - General Electric chairman, Kevin Bettencourt - College basketball player (Bucknell Bison), Troy McHenry - College football player (Columbia Lions).

Main business address for: SCANSOFT INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), UNITRONIX CORP (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), ANALOGIC CORP (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS), BOSTON ACOUSTICS INC (HOUSEHOLD AUDIO & VIDEO EQUIPMENT), PHC INC /MA/ (SERVICES-HOME HEALTH CARE SERVICES), SAUCONY INC (RUBBER & PLASTICS FOOTWEAR).


Hospital/medical center in Peabody:
  • VENCOR HOSPITAL NORTH SHORE (15 KING ST)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Peabody:
  • UNION HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; LYNN, MA)
  • SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION,THE (about 5 miles; SALEM, MA)
  • SHAUGHNESSY-KAPLAN REHAB HOSP HOSP (about 5 miles; SALEM, MA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Peabody:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 23 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 38 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Peabody:
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 6 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 17 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 20 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)

Amtrak stations near Peabody:
  • 13 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 14 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 15 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2004)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 64 $334,753 $62,766 3 $2,808
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 862 $3,267,767 $45,490 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 171 $373,710 $26,225 42 $75,222
Local Libraries 23 $63,020 $32,880 30 $17,601
Other and Unallocable 32 $84,076 $31,528 17 $15,439
Firefighters 96 $399,013 $49,876 0 $0
Fire - Other 5 $22,894 $54,945 3 $1,236
Streets and Highways 29 $92,252 $38,173 1 $1,076
Welfare 0 $0   1 $1,014
Health 17 $54,060 $38,160 8 $7,401
Solid Waste Management 2 $6,657 $39,942 0 $0
Sewerage 5 $17,131 $41,114 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 15 $49,879 $39,903 31 $16,316
Housing and Community Development(Local) 21 $72,799 $41,599 6 $5,138
Natural Resources 4 $13,141 $39,423 0 $0
Water Supply 26 $88,735 $40,954 1 $1,364
Financial Administration 25 $87,056 $41,786 1 $1,794
Other Government Administration 9 $41,075 $54,766 1 $678
Judicial and Legal 0 $0   1 $6,488
Police Protection - Officers 91 $486,043 $64,093 1 $1,063
Police - Other 14 $36,291 $31,106 5 $7,618
Totals for Government 1511 $5,590,352 $44,397 152 $162,256
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Peabody:
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 3 miles; DANVERS, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,663)
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; SALEM, MA; FT enrollment: 5,917)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 13 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 15 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 15 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,697)
Public high school in Peabody:
  • PEABODY VETERANS MEMORIAL HIGH (Students: 1,875; Location: 485 LOWELL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Peabody:
  • BISHOP FENWICK HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 875; Location: 99 MARGIN STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Peabody:
  • J HENRY HIGGINS MIDDLE (Students: 1,524; Location: 1 KING ST EXT; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THOMAS CARROLL (Students: 593; Location: 76 LAKE STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • CAPTAIN SAMUEL BROWN (Students: 430; Location: 198 LYNN STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • SOUTH MEMORIAL (Students: 419; Location: 16 MAPLE ST EXT; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CENTER (Students: 415; Location: 18 IRVING STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WILLIAM A WELCH SR (Students: 384; Location: 50 SWAMPSCOTT AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • WEST MEMORIAL (Students: 376; Location: 15 BOW STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • KILEY BROS MEMORIAL (Students: 338; Location: 21 JOHNSON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN E BURKE (Students: 271; Location: 127 BIRCH STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Peabody:
  • ST JOHN THE BAPTIST ELEMENTARY (Students: 566; Location: 19 CHESTNUT STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • BRIDGE TO LEARNING CHLDRNS CTR (Students: 125; Location: 567 LOWELL STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HOLY CHILDHOOD NURSERY - KNDGR (Students: 99; Location: 5 WHEATLAND STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST.PAUL DAY SCHOOL (Students: 61; Location: 12 WASHINGTON STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • A CHILDS PLACE (Students: 60; Location: 119 LYNNFIELD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • LAKESIDE SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 629 LOWELL ST; Grades: 1 - 10; Boys only)
Library in Peabody:
  • PEABODY INSTITUTE LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,370,179; Location: 82 MAIN ST.; 137,483 books; 4,234 audio materials; 4,006 video materials; 335 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Peabody: Newhall Station (A), Proctors Station (B), Salem Country Club (C), Kings Plaza (D).

Shopping Center: North Shore Shopping Center (1).

Churches in Peabody include: Calvary Baptist Church (A), First Unitarian Church (B), First United Methodist Church (C), Jubilee Christian Center (D).

Cemeteries: Bnai Brith Cemetery (1), Chelsea Cemetery (2), Puritan Lawn Memorial Park (3), Temple Bethel Cemetery (4), Ross Memorial Park (5), Oak Grove Cemetery (6), Maple Hill Cemetery (7).

Lakes and reservoirs: Crystal Pond (A), Cedar Pond (B), Elginwood Pond (C), Sidneys Pond (D), Little Elder Pond (E), Meadow Pond (F), Pierces Pond (G), Bartholowmew Pond (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Proctor Brook (A), Strongwater Brook (B), Tapley Brook (C), Goldthwait Brook (D).

Parks in Peabody include: Gowdy Playground (1), Puritan Lawn Memorial Park (2).


Peabody compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
Strongest AM radio stations in Peabody:
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
Strongest FM radio stations in Peabody:
  • 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.)
  • 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)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
TV broadcast stations around Peabody:
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

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