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Beverly

Beverly, Massachusetts

  •   State: 
    Massachusetts
      County: 
    Essex County
      City: 
    Beverly
      County FIPS: 
    25009
      Coordinates: 
    42°33′29″N 70°52′48″W
      Area total: 
    22.59 sq mi (58.50 km²)
      Area land: 
    15.09 sq mi (39.08 km²)
      Area water: 
    7.50 sq mi (19.42 km²)
      Elevation: 
    36 ft (11 m)
      Established: 
    1626; Settled 1626; Incorporated (town) 1668; Incorporated (city) 1894
  •   Latitude: 
    42,5605
      Longitude: 
    -70,8779
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    01915
      GMAP: 

    Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States

  •   Population: 
    12,949
      Population density: 
    2,827.70 residents per square mile of area (1,091.80/km²)
      Household income: 
    $67,069
      Households: 
    15,438
      Unemployment rate: 
    7.40%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.30%

Beverly is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, and a suburb of Boston. The population was 42,670 at the time of the 2020 United States Census. Beverly is a rival of Marblehead for the title of being the "birthplace of the U.S. Navy" The first ship commissioned for the US military, by the US Army (the US Navy had yet to exist), was the armed schooner USS Hannah under the command of Captain Nicholson Broughton. In 1902, the United Shoe Machinery Corporation built a quarter-mile stretch of factory buildings in Beverly. The city is also home to the Landmark School, known worldwide for the education it provides for students with learning disabilities. In 1984, the deadliest arson in Massachusetts history occurred at the Elliott Chambers, a low-rent house located on the corner of Roulant and Elliott Streets in downtown Beverly. 15 people died as a result of the fire, which was started by a longtime local coach who had been suspended for two years after a longtime coach had been banned from the area. The site is now used by the National Guard as a storage site and is under scrutiny of many environmental organizations, as well as the Casco Chemical Company. Parker Brothers, makers of Monopoly and other games, has offices in Beverly and Beverly Hills, California, was named in 1907 after Beverly Farms in Beverly because Taft vacationed there. This site on L. P. Henderson Road, immediately east of the former Nike missile site, was in operation from March 1957 until August 1959, when it was handed over to the National Army.

History

Beverly was named after Beverley, the county town of the East Riding of Yorkshire, England. The first ship commissioned for the US military, by the US Army (the US Navy had yet to exist), was the armed schooner USS Hannah under the command of Captain Nicholson Broughton. President William Howard Taft rented a house for the summer White House from Mrs. Maria Evans in Beverly. Beverly Hills, California, was named in 1907 after Beverly Farms in Beverly because Taft vacationed there. The city is also home to the Landmark School, known worldwide for the education it provides for students with learning disabilities. In 1984, the deadliest arson fire in Massachusetts history occurred at a low-rent room on the corner of Elliott Chambers and Rantoul Streets. In 2020, Jack Mullarkey, a longtime local fencing coach who had been suspended for two years for alleged sexual misconduct with a minor, was the owner of the 3MB Fencing Club in Beverly, which operated out of a gym at the Waring School of Fencing. The town is the home of one of the country's first Sunday schools (which was built in 1810). Beverly was incorporated as a city in 1894. It has been called the "birthplace of the American Industrial Revolution," as the site of the first cotton mill in America (1787), and largest cotton mill of its time. The former Nike missile site on L. P. Henderson Road, immediately east of the Beverly Municipal Airport, was in operation from March 1957 until August 1959, when the Army handed it over to the National Guard.

Geography

Beverly is located on the North Shore, the name given to communities north of Boston along Massachusetts Bay. The city is bordered by Manchester-by-the-Sea to the east, Wenham to the north, Danvers to the west and Salem to the south. Beverly's city center lies 2 miles (3 km) north of Salem's, and is 14 miles (23 km) west-southwest of Gloucester and 17 miles (27 km) northeast of Boston. Beverly is home to several parks, five beaches, the Beverly Golf & Tennis Club (est. 1910) and two yacht clubs, Jubilee Yacht Club in Beverly Harbor and Bass Haven Yacht club along the Bass River. The Bass River empties into the Danvers River from within the city. A large portion of Wenham Lake, as well as several other lakes and ponds lie within theCity has its own city forest and reservation land as well. It is located in the New England region of the U.S. and is part of the Massachusetts Bay Estuary, which includes the islands of Great and Little Misery Islands, which are part of Beverly. Beverly and Salem are separated by theDanvers River and Beverly Harbor, with three bridges, the Veterans Memorial Bridge (former location of the historic Essex Bridge), the MBTA railroad bridge, and the Kernwood Bridge, connecting the two cities. Much of the western half of the city is relatively urbanized, while the eastern part of. the city (roughly from Woodbury Point east) is more rural.

Demographics

As of the census of 2020, there were 42,670 people and 16,568 households in the city. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.02. The median household income was $84,354. The per capita income for the city was $47,494. The racial makeup of the city is 90.3% White, 3.0% African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.3 % Asian,0.0 % Pacific Islander, and 3.1 % from two or more races. 5.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. The city is located on the banks of the Mississippi River, which runs through the center of the town. It is the only city in the state to be on the National Register of Historic Places, as well as the most populous city on the U.S. Census Bureau's list of former cities. It was the first city to be added to the list of cities in the United States in the 1940s. It has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since the 1950s. The U.N. World Heritage Center has been built on the site since the 1970s, and is expected to be completed by the end of the 20th century. It will be the first American city to have a museum on the grounds of the National Museum of Natural History, which will be completed in the 2030s. In the city's history, it has been known to host the Winter Olympics and the Winter Paralympic Games.

Economy

The economy is booming. Major employers include Axcelis Technologies,Crane Aerospace, Microsoft, Microsoft and Zipcar. The economy is expanding at a faster rate than the rest of the world. The U.S. economy is expected to grow at a rate of 3.5% in the next three years, according to the U.N. World Economic Forum. The world economy is projected to grow by 3.7% this year. The growth rate is the fastest in the world since the 1990s. The United States is the world's largest economy, with a growth rate of 4.7%. The U.,S. is one of the fastest-growing economies in the developed world, followed by Germany. The global economy is growing at a 3.6% rate, up from 3.1% in 2010. The eurozone is growing by 2.4%. The world is expanding by 1.2%. The economy will grow by 0.8% in 2015. The forecast for 2015 is for growth of 0.7%, up from 0.4% in 2014. The outlook for 2016 is for a 0.3% growth rate, down from 1.1%. The global growth rate in 2015 is 0.2% in 2013. The projected growth rate for 2016 will be 0.6%, down from the 0.9% rate in 2013, and it will be the highest in the past three years. In 2015, the world will grow at the rate of 1.3%.

Arts and culture

Beverly was home to the first cotton mill in America. The Cabot Street Cinema Theatre boasted the world's longest running magician's show. Lynch Park & Beaches, located in the city's Cove section, is a popular summer spot for swimming, kayaking, sun bathing, and picnics. The Odd Fellows' Hall, on the corner of Cabot and Broadway streets, is known for its acoustics, and was built by the Ware brothers (architects of the Cabot Theatre). Harry Ball Field, home of the Beverly Little League, is the first and oldest little league in Massachusetts. The city is home to Montserrat College of Art, which offers a program of musicals, celebrity concerts and other community events. The Beverly Cotton Manufactory site, the firstotton mill inAmerica, sits in North Beverly next to the Veterans Memorial and North Beverly fire station. It was built in 1679 and was known as the "Cotton Mill of the United States" before being renamed the Beverly Cotton Mills in 1855. The Cotton Mills are still in use today and are used for cotton and cotton-related products. The town is also home to a number of historic houses, including John Cabot House (1781) and Exercise Conant House (1695) John Hale House (c.1694) and John Balch House (c.1679) are among the historic buildings in Beverly that were once owned by the family of John Hale, who died in 1694.

Education

Beverly has five K4 elementary schools: Ayers Ryal Side, Centerville, Cove, Hannah, and North Beverly. The city's sole middle school is Beverly Middle School, which finished construction in 2018. Beverly is home to several K12 private schools, including New England Academy, Landmark School, Harborlight-Stoneridge Montessori School, Kindercare Learning Center, Beverly School for the Deaf, Saints Academy, the Bright Horizons School, The Waring School, Glen Urquhart School, Shore Country Day, Mrs. Alexander's School, and several others. Endicott College offers 23 bachelor programs, 27 concentrations, and 27 minors. Montserrat College of Art, a private four-year visual arts college, offers master programs in business, education, nursing, computer science, and political science. Northshore Academy offers an alternative high school provision in Beverly, as well as Beverly High School and Beverly Junior High School. The town's only high school, Beverly High, was founded in 1858, and currently enrolls over 1300 students. It is located near downtown Beverly and serves students in grades 912-914. Beverly High is the only public high school in the state of New Hampshire. It was built in 1923 and served as a middle and high school from 1923 to 1964. Its use for high school students from 1923-1964 came to an end when it was transformed to the towns Junior High school, serving grades 68. There, it lasted until 2017 when the newly built Beverly Middle school took in the students.

Infrastructure

Beverly is the site of the split between the separate lines of the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail. Logan International Airport provides the nearest national and international air service. Beverly is home to Beverly Municipal Airport, though parts of the airfield itself lie within Danvers, as well as a very small portion of the north runway in Wenham. Route 128, the chief circumferential highway of the Boston area, crosses Beverly from east to west and connects the city to Interstate 95 and U.S. Route 1 in Peabody. The city is also the terminus of four different state routes: Route 22, Route 62, Route 127 and Route 97. A local bus route called the Beverly Shoppers Shuttle serves downtown and western Beverly, and is contracted through the Cape Ann Transportation Authority. It provides service to downtown Beverly and Salem from the North Beverly station. It is also home to the Beverly Depot bus stop, just south of the Wenham town line, which is accessible along both lines. It also serves the Beverly Farms and Montserrat portions of the Rockport line. The Beverly Farms stop is the only stop on the RockPort line. There is no direct route between Beverly and Boston's North Station, but there is a direct route from Beverly Farms to Boston's Rockport station. There are also no direct routes between Boston and Beverly, but a bus service is available between the two cities from the Beverly depot stop. The town of Beverly has a population of 4,000, making it one of the smallest towns in Massachusetts.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts = 36.8. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 13. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Beverly = 3.2 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 12,949 individuals with a median age of 40.3 age the population dropped by -2.13% in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,827.70 residents per square mile of area (1,091.80/km²). There are average 2.39 people per household in the 15,438 households with an average household income of $67,069 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.40% of the available work force and has dropped -4.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 24.46%. The number of physicians in Beverly per 100,000 population = 202.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Beverly = 45.8 inches and the annual snowfall = 40.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 117. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 198. 81 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 21.1 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 51, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts which are owned by the occupant = 57.48%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 56 years with median home cost = $307,200 and home appreciation of -1.65%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.64 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $7,323 per student. There are 14.6 students for each teacher in the school, 760 students for each Librarian and 551 students for each Counselor. 8.16% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 23.36% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 13.13% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Beverly's population in Essex County, Massachusetts of 1,347 residents in 1900 has increased 9,61-fold to 12,949 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.28% female residents and 47.72% male residents live in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts.

    As of 2020 in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts are married and the remaining 43.00% are single population.

  • 28.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Beverly require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    78.32% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.87% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 7.15% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.41% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts, 57.48% are owner-occupied homes, another 38.14% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.38% are vacant.

  • The 59.56% of the population in Beverly, Essex County, Massachusetts who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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