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Newburyport, MA
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Living in Newburyport



Newburyport is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,662 people and four associated neighborhoods, Newburyport is the 111th largest community in Massachusetts. Newburyport has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Newburyport home prices are not only among the most expensive in Massachusetts, but Newburyport real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

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

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 18.82% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

In addition, Newburyport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.

Because of many things, Newburyport 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, Newburyport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Newburyport 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.

Newburyport 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.

One downside of living in Newburyport, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 32.55 minutes every day commuting to work.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Newburyport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Newburyport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 64.62% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Newburyport in 2022 was $73,247, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $292,988 for a family of four.

The people who call Newburyport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newburyport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newburyport include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.

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