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.
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. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
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. 54.11% 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 $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.