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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.


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Median household income
Local
$57,284
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Ipswich demographic reports
Ipswich is on Ipswich Bay of the Atlantic Ocean
Old fishing town

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

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 12. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Local foods: clams
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "Glory"
· 1968 movie, "The Thomas Crown Affair"
· 1996 movie, "The Crucible"
Nearby parks & recreation: Crane Beach, Castle Hill, Sandy Point State Reservation, Willowdale State Forest
Historic sites and museums: Castle Hill, John Heard House and Franklin Waters Museum, John Whipple House
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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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.

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41% of Ipswich residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Ipswich include East End Historic District, High Street Historic District, Meetinghouse Green Historic District, South Green Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Ipswich, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $626.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,564.


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Libraries in Ipswich include Ipswich Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Ipswich include Ipswich Chronicle

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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.

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Hotels in Ipswich include Whittier Motel.

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