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

The latitude of Newburyport is 42.812N. The longitude is -70.877W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 36 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 17,499.


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Median household income
Local
$58,557
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Newburyport demographic reports
Newburyport is on the Atlantic Ocean, at the mouth of the Merrimack River.
A 19th-century whaling and shipping center.
Ranked No. 2 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Well-known residents have included:
· William Lloyd Garrison, abolitionist
· "Lord" Timothy Dexter, author
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Yankee Homecoming Days - July 28-Aug. 5, 2007
  • Fall Harvest Festival - Oct. 7-8, 2007
  • Riverfront Festival - July 6-8, 2007
  • Spring Art Festival - May 27-28, 2007
  • Newburyport Buskers Festival - Sept. 2-3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Newburyport web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Maudslay State Park, Waterfront Park
Wildlife: Migratory birds and marine mammals can be seen at the Joppa Flats Wildlife Sanctuary

Historic sites and museums: Custom House Maritime Museum, Cushing House Museum
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.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 179

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Newburyport 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 01950 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

6% of Newburyport residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Newburyport ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Newburyport was $34,187, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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42% of Newburyport residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Newburyport include Market Square Historic District, Newburyport Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Newburyport, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $708.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,566.


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Libraries in Newburyport include Andrews Branch Library, Newburyport Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Newburyport include Newburyport Current, Newburyport Daily News

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WNEF.

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The average commute time for Newburyport workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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