Newburyport is a medium-sized coastal city (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Massachusetts. With a population of 18,289 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Newburyport is the 110th largest community in Massachusetts. Newburyport has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Housing costs in Newburyport are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in Massachusetts.
Newburyport is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 92.30% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Newburyport is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Newburyport who work in management occupations (17.48%), sales jobs (10.56%), and business and financial occupations (8.73%).
Of important note, Newburyport is also a city of artists. Newburyport has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Newburyport’s character.
Also of interest is that Newburyport has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 10.99% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Newburyport is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are people who are both educated and wealthy, and thus tend to be older, richer, and more established than young professionals. "Urban sophisticates" is not just about being educated and well-off financially: it is a point of view and state of mind, one that you might call 'urbaneness'. But such people can and do regularly live in small towns, suburbs and rural areas, as well as in big cities. They read, support the arts and high-end shops, and love travel.
Because of many things, Newburyport is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Newburyport really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Newburyport perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.
One of the nice things about Newburyport is that it is nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Because of this, visitors and locals will often go to these areas to take in the scenery or to enjoy waterfront activities.
In Newburyport, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 31.53 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Newburyport, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Newburyport is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 62.45% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Newburyport in 2018 was $64,018, which is wealthy relative to Massachusetts and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $256,072 for a family of four.
The people who call Newburyport home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Newburyport residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Newburyport include Irish, English, Italian, German, and French.
The most common language spoken in Newburyport is English. Other important languages spoken here include Portuguese and French.