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 18,295 people and four constituent 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.
Newburyport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.66% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newburyport is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newburyport who work in management occupations (19.42%), business and financial occupations (10.91%), and sales jobs (10.60%).
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: 10.50% 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 educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.
Because of many things, Newburyport is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Newburyport a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Newburyport has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Newburyport’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One of the nice things about Newburyport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Newburyport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.88 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Newburyport. 62.34% 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 Newburyport in 2018 was $59,818, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $239,272 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, Italian, English, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Newburyport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.