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Ayer is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named after James C. Ayer, a patent-medicine manufacturer
The latitude of Ayer is 42.561N. The longitude is -71.59W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 276 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 7,287.
Site of Fort Devens, Army training base which closed in the 1990s
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6% of Ayer residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ayer ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ayer was $26,400, compared with $21,587 nationally.
26% of Ayer residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Ayer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $567. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,174.
Libraries in Ayer include Ayer Public Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Ayer workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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