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Amesbury is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a town in England.

The latitude of Amesbury is 42.858N. The longitude is -70.93W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 95 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,450.


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Median household income
Local
$51,906
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Amesbury demographic reports
Amesbury is on the Merrimack River
Carriage making was an important industry in the mid-1800s
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 58. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Josiah Bartlett, a signer of the Declaration of Independence
· John Greenleaf Whittier, poet
Nearby parks & recreation: Amesbury Town Forest
Historic sites and museums: Bartlett Museum, John Greenleaf Whittier Home, Mary Baker Eddy House
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Amesbury demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01860 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Amesbury residents report German ancestry, and 20% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Amesbury ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Amesbury was $24,103, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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26% of Amesbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Amesbury include Amesbury and Salisbury Mills Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Amesbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $628.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,443.


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Libraries in Amesbury include Amesbury Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Amesbury include Amesbury News

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The average commute time for Amesbury workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Amesbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Amesbury include Fairfield Inn.

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