ePodunk - The power of place
PLACE SEARCH
   State:    
Include former names         Go To:
Advanced search | Cemetery search
GLOUCESTER COMMUNITY PROFILE
Massachusetts > All counties > Essex County > Gloucester
QUICK LINKS

Profile for Gloucester, Massachusetts, MA

Gloucester postcard post card - Harbor scene, Gloucester, MA
Harbor scene, Gloucester, MA

Send us your Gloucester photos:

Tell us the pros & cons of Gloucester
Blog about Gloucester
Gloucester map

Sponsored Ads

"America's Oldest Seaport"

Gloucester is a city in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after a town and county in England.

The latitude of Gloucester is 42.615N. The longitude is -70.662W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 52 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 30,730.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$47,722
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Gloucester demographic reports
Gloucester is on Cape Ann
Early seafaring community
Public transportation: Cape Ann Transportation Authority (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 53. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 2000 movie, "The Perfect Storm"
· 2000 movie, "State and Main"
Setting for Rudyard Kipling's 1897 novel, "Captains Courageous"
Well-known residents have included:
· Winslow Homer, painter
· Edward Hopper, painter
· T.S. Eliot, poet
Local festivals include:
  • Waterfront Festival - Aug. 18-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Gloucester web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Gloucester Stage Company
Nearby parks & recreation: Stage Fort Park, Mount Ann Park
Wildlife: Eastern Point Wildlife Sanctuary attracts butterflies and seabirds

Gloucester attractions: Whale watching
Historic sites and museums: Hammond Castle Museum, Beauport, The Sleeper-McCann House, Cape Ann Historical Museum, Sargent House Museum
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 116

Listed places near Gloucester

Click on a group to see the items on the map
 
Please wait while the map loads... click here to force load
Gloucester
Essex County
Massachusetts
Add extra pins to the map by clicking on the list above the map. You may click the displayed pins for more information, or search the displayed pins by using the above search field.
Census & demographics

Sections below provide additional information and links about Gloucester 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 01930 ZIP code.

Gloucester, MA locator map
(Also see local map below.)
Gloucester Web sites

Ancestry & family history

4% of Gloucester residents report German ancestry, and 17% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Gloucester ancestry & family history guide.

Post a query on a message board:

Records & databases:

Arts

Theater

Attractions
Books
Cemeteries
Communities
Companies
Courts & laws
Crime
Deaths
Disability access & rights
Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Gloucester was $25,595, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

27% of Gloucester residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Gloucester festival dates:

Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.

Geocaching & geography
Gifts & collectibles
Government
Guides to Gloucester
Health
Historical societies
Historical societies
History

Historic districts in Gloucester include Central Gloucester Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Gloucester, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $608.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,385.


Jobs
Libraries

Libraries in Gloucester include Gloucester Lyceum & Sawyer Free Library ... View libraries

Maps

Media outlets

Newspapers in Gloucester include Gloucester Daily Times

Military
Obituaries
Organizations
Parks & recreation
Pets
Photos & post cards
Politics
Postal Service
Religion
Restaurants
Traffic

The average commute time for Gloucester workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Gloucester between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Transit
Travel
Weather
Wildlife

Browse list of Massachusetts community profiles



Job Search
what
job title, keywords, or company name
where
city, state, zip code
jobs by Indeed


EPODUNK USER REVIEWS & BLOGS

LOCAL GUIDES

More info about Gloucester:

RECORD SEARCHES
EPODUNK EXTRAS
OTHER EPODUNKS
FEEDBACK

Send us your corrections and additions



Search Health Care Jobs





powered by HospitalJobsOnline.com
College Search

Search Associate's degrees, Bachelor's degrees, Master's degrees, Certificate programs, Diploma programs, and many others.

Enter your ZIP or Postal code to find schools near you. Your dream major may be just around the corner!