Ipswich is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 13,716 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Ipswich is the 149th largest community in Massachusetts.
Housing costs in Ipswich 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.
Also of interest is that Ipswich has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Ipswich telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.15% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Because of many things, Ipswich is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Ipswich really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Ipswich perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
Ipswich is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
Even though Ipswich is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Ipswich. 55.62% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.
The per capita income in Ipswich in 2018 was $66,285, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $265,140 for a family of four.
The people who call Ipswich home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Ipswich residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Ipswich include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Ipswich is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.