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

The community was named for the English home of early settlers

The latitude of Andover is 42.658N. The longitude is -71.137W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 144 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 31,247.


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Median household income
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$87,683
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Andover demographic reports
Andover is on the Merrimack River
Textile center in the 19th century
The patriotic song "America" was written in 1831 by Samuel Francis Smith while he attended Andover Theological Seminary
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 9. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Harold Parker State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Andover Historical Society, Addison Gallery of American Art, Peabody Museum of Archaeology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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7% of Andover residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Andover ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Andover was $41,133, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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63% of Andover residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Andover include Andover Village Industrial District, Ballardvale District, Central Street District, Main Street-Locke Street District, Shawsheen Village Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Andover, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $717.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,043.


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Libraries in Andover include Memorial Hall Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Andover include Andover Townsman

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The average commute time for Andover workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 10 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Andover between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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