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

The community was named after King's Lynn in Norfolk County, England.

The latitude of Lynn is 42.466N. The longitude is -70.95W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 39 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 89,571.


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Median household income
Local
$37,364
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Lynn demographic reports
Lynn is on the northern shore of Massachusetts Bay.
Once a center for leather tanning and shoe-making.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 1,111. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 12.4 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mary Baker Eddy, religious leader
· Estelle Parsons, actress
Nearby parks & recreation: Lynn Woods Reservation
Historic sites and museums: Lynn Heritage State Park, Lynn Historical Society Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 123

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Ancestry & family history

2% of Lynn residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lynn ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lynn was $17,492, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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16% of Lynn residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Lynn include Lynn Common Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Lynn, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $540.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,206.


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Libraries in Lynn include Haywood Branch Library, Houghton Branch Library, Lynn Public Library, Shute Branch Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Lynn include Lynn Daily Item, Lynn Journal

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Lynn restaurants taking online reservations include Oxford Street Grill ... View restaurants

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

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Lynn between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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