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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.


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Median household income
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$46,619
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ayer demographic reports
Grew up around the railroad

Site of Fort Devens, Army training base which closed in the 1990s

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 28. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 3.8 per 1,000 people.
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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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.

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

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Median rent in Ayer, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $567.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,174.


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

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