Ayer, MA

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Ayer Profile


Overview

Ayer is a somewhat small town located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 8,196 people and just one neighborhood, Ayer is the 211th largest community in Massachusetts.

Housing costs in Ayer are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.

Occupations and Workforce

Ayer is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 86.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ayer is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ayer who work in management occupations (15.23%), teaching (11.01%), and office and administrative support (10.14%).

There are many members of the armed forces living in Ayer. You will notice when you visit or live here that some of the people you meet or see around town are employed by the armed services - even if they are not always in uniform.

Also of interest is that Ayer has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Of important note, Ayer is also a town of artists. Ayer has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ayer’s character.

Setting & Lifestyle

One downside of living in Ayer, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 34.53 minutes every day commuting to work.

Ayer Demographics

The education level of Ayer ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Ayer, 48.67% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Ayer in 2018 was $46,109, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $184,436 for a family of four.

Ayer is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Ayer home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ayer residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Ayer include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.

The most common language spoken in Ayer is English. Other important languages spoken here include French and Spanish.


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Source
Real Estate Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q4 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

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Demographics Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated February 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Source
Crime Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Source
School Data Tutorial

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2017
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

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Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that your children would be exposed to if you lived in this neighborhood. Info

Schools In This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to MA* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Ayer Shirley Regional High School
141 Washington Street
Ayer, MA 01432
09-12
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School
49 Antietam St
Devens, MA 01434
07-12
Page Hilltop Elementary School
115 Washington Street
Ayer, MA 01432
PK-05
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
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This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

AYER SHIRLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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District Quality Compared to Massachusetts

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Better than of MA school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

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FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 0.0%

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