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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    A
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    C
  9. Cost of Living
    C
  10. Health & Fitness
    A
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    B+
Newburyport is a suburb of Boston with a population of 17,990. Newburyport is in Essex County and is one of the best places to live in Massachusetts. Living in Newburyport offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Newburyport there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many retirees live in Newburyport and residents tend to lean liberal. The public schools in Newburyport are highly rated.
About Newburyport...
Population
17,990

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$514,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,274
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    22%
  • Own
    78%
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Newburyport Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    55.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    44.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    49.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    578.6
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    38.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    5%
  • 25-34 years
    8%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    17%
  • 55-64 years
    19%
  • 65+ years
    20%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    28%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    34%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    20%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    15%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    3%
    13%

Working in Newburyport

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$103,220
National
$55,322
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Newburyport is an excellent place to live! It's a beautiful place full of great benefits. It is the most picturesque New England town. Nestled on the mouth of the Merrimac River, opening up to the Atlantic Ocean, you can find shops, restaurants and many spots to watch the beautiful sunset. In the warm months, a trip to Plum Island to one of the beach restaurants or to kayak through the marshes is the best. Newburyport is a beautiful, quaint city with a charming appeal. You can have a nice stroll along the water or take a hike in the Maudsley Estate. The downtown stores are welcoming and unique. The costal views are breathtaking. It's a highly satisfying place to live.
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I love this town! Moved here a few years ago after graduating from college and I couldn't love it anymore than I do! Friends and family would rather come here to hang out than anywhere else because there is so much to do here. Everyone is friendly and it is a touristy town in the summer but it's nice to have the hustle and bustle once in a while. I feel safe here, even if I walked around at midnight with some friends. The public schools were named top 10 in Massachusetts.
Newburyport is a beautiful seaside town to visit with a nice beach at Plum Island but seems like a good place for families as well, I wouldn’t see myself living here, there are really friendly people and you also some of snooty privileged people that will stare at you if you’re not white (the people who aren’t from Newburyport mainly) and not many young college people out here like Salem or Beverly mostly high schoolers and very elderly friendly. Cute downtown area with shops & lots of job opportunities but it does get boring quick if you’re here for a while. Wish it was more diverse and not much hotel or college options either