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 14,074 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.
Ipswich is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 89.01% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Ipswich is a town of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Ipswich who work in management occupations (16.64%), sales jobs (10.48%), and office and administrative support (9.44%).
Of important note, Ipswich is also a town of artists. Ipswich has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Ipswich’s character.
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.
Ipswich is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Ipswich’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
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.
In Ipswich, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Ipswich is a relatively small town. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.
If knowledge is power, Ipswich is a pretty powerful place. 54.11% of the adults in Ipswich have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.
The per capita income in Ipswich in 2018 was $52,393, which is upper middle income relative to Massachusetts, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $209,572 for a family of four. However, Ipswich contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Black or African-American. 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 French.