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"Birthplace of American Independence"
Ipswich is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named for a town in England.
The latitude of Ipswich is 42.679N. The longitude is -70.841W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 7 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 12,987.
Lacemaking was an early industry; small parts of knitting machines were said to have been hidden in pots of butter and smuggled out of England, which banned export of machinery
Sections below provide additional information and links about Ipswich 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 01982 ZIP code.
5% of Ipswich residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Ipswich ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Ipswich was $32,516, compared with $21,587 nationally.
41% of Ipswich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Historic districts in Ipswich include East End Historic District, High Street Historic District, Meetinghouse Green Historic District, South Green Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Ipswich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,564.
Libraries in Ipswich include Ipswich Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Ipswich include Ipswich Chronicle
The average commute time for Ipswich workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Ipswich between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Ipswich include Whittier Motel.
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