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Population (year 2000): 14,412. Estimated population in July 2005: 14,288 (-0.9% change)
Males: 6,685 (46.4%), Females: 7,727 (53.6%)

Median resident age: 41.5 years
Median household income: $71,089 (year 2000)
Median house value: $279,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Swampscott:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.4%), Italian (15.0%), English (10.9%), Russian (8.9%), Polish (5.6%), United States (5.2%).

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Elevation: 45 feet

Land area: 3.0 square miles

Swampscott,

For population 25 years and over in Swampscott

  • High school or higher: 94.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 50.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 21.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swampscott town

  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

8.1% Foreign born (6.0% Europe, 0.9% Asia).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lynn, (3.4 miles pop. 89,050).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (16.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (240.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Swampscott, MA Salem, (3.0 miles MA Marblehead, (3.3 miles MA Lynn, (3.4 miles MA (3.6 miles Nahant, MA (5.6 miles Peabody,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 18 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,700
  • 1999: 12 buildings, average cost: $251,600
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $225,300
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $212,000
  • 2002: 12 buildings, average cost: $224,700
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $215,600
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $332,700
  • 2005: 5 buildings, average cost: $284,000

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 70.91 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (14.8%), Retail trade (11.5%).


 

Crime in Swampscott by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 4 1 0 2
    per 100,000 6.9 27.8 6.9 0.0 13.9
Robberies 5 2 6 0 3
    per 100,000 34.7 13.9 41.6 0.0 20.8
Assaults 2 11 3 8 2
    per 100,000 13.9 76.3 20.8 55.5 13.9
Burglaries 32 36 21 35 37
    per 100,000 222.0 249.8 145.7 242.9 256.7
Thefts 276 208 256 160 215
    per 100,000 1915.1 1443.2 1776.3 1110.2 1491.8
Auto thefts 14 6 20 11 7
    per 100,000 97.1 41.6 138.8 76.3 48.6
115.9 109.1 111.8 78.6 96.1


Average climate in Swampscott, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Swampscott,

Swampscott-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 44% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 22.6 miles away from the Swampscott 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 43.9 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: Walter Brennan - (1894-1974), Academy Award winning actor, Michael Smiley - College basketball player (Holy Cross Crusaders).


Hospitals/medical centers near Swampscott:
  • SALEM HOSPITAL CORPORATION,THE (about 3 miles; SALEM, MA)
  • SHAUGHNESSY-KAPLAN REHAB HOSP HOSP (about 3 miles; SALEM, MA)
  • UNION HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; LYNN, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Swampscott:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 11 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 27 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • PEASE INTERNATIONAL TRADEPORT (about 42 miles; PORTSMOUTH, NH; ID: PSM)
Other public-use airports nearest to Swampscott:
  • BEVERLY MUNI (about 8 miles; BEVERLY, MA; ID: BVY)
  • PLUM ISLAND (about 22 miles; NEWBURYPORT, MA; ID: 2B2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 23 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)

Amtrak stations near Swampscott:
  • 14 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 14 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.
  • 15 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Swampscott:
  • MARIAN COURT COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 229; Location: 35 LITTLES POINT RD; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.mariancourt.edu)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swampscott:
  • SALEM STATE COLLEGE (about 3 miles; SALEM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,917)
  • NORTH SHORE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 8 miles; DANVERS, MA; FT enrollment: 3,663)
  • BUNKER HILL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 13 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,638)
  • SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 5,291)
  • EMERSON COLLEGE (about 15 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 3,697)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 16 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
Public primary/middle schools in Swampscott:
  • SWAMPSCOTT HIGH (Students: 799; Location: 1 FOREST AVENUE; Grades: PK - 12)
  • SWAMPSCOTT MIDDLE (Students: 611; Location: 71 GREENWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • STANLEY (Students: 301; Location: WHITMAN RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • HADLEY (Students: 276; Location: 24 REDINGTON STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • CLARKE (Students: 219; Location: 100 MIDDLESEX AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MACHON (Students: 176; Location: 35 BURPEE RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Library in Swampscott:
  • SWAMPSCOTT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $478,034; Location: 61 BURRILL ST.; 80,584 books; 1,527 audio materials; 1,576 video materials; 135 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Swampscott: Tedesco Country Club (A), Elihu Thompson House (B), Swampscott Townhall (C).

Shopping Center: Swampscott Mall (1).

Churches in Swampscott include: Temple Israel (A), Temple Beth El (B), First Congregational Church of Swampscott (C).

Cemetery: Swampscott Cemetery (1).

Lakes: Foster Pond (A), Palmer Pond (B).

Parks in Swampscott include: Abbott Park (1), Jackson Park (2).

Beaches: Fishermans Beach (A), Phillips Beach (B).


Swampscott compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Swampscott:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WNSH (1570 AM; 5 kW; BEVERLY, MA)
  • 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.)
  • WESX (1230 AM; 1 kW; SALEM, MA; Owner: NORTH SHORE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swampscott:
  • 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.)
  • WMWM (91.7 FM; SALEM, MA; Owner: SALEM STATE COLLEGE BD OF TRUSTEES)
  • 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.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBOQ (104.9 FM; GLOUCESTER, MA; Owner: MARLIN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Swampscott:
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

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