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Demographics and Data

MVPC is a regional repository of data from various federal and state agencies. To support a number of community projects and strategy development, MVPC gathers, houses and disseminates data from a variety of sources. From U.S. Census Bureau data to population estimates and market information, MVPC collects and in turn, shares that data with our 15 communities.

MVPC Regional Data

Below is a small sample of data collected by MVPC. For more information, please contact MVPC at 978-374-0519.

Gateway Cities Data Profiles  

Below you will find data profiles for the 3 Gateway Cities we serve: Haverhill, Lawrence and Methuen. These detailed reports, prepared by the Mosakowski Institute for Public Enterprise of Clark University contain the following statistics: population, employment (2014), 5 largest employers, 5 largest industries, educational attainment, distribution of households by income class, unemployment rate, housing market indicators, education, MCAS scores from 2014, mortality and health, civic engagement, non-profits, etc.

Data Profile of Lawrence as a Gateway City
Data Profile of Methuen as a Gateway City
Data Profile of Haverhill as a Gateway City

American Community Survey Statistics 

The American Community Survey (ACS) is an ongoing survey that provides vital information about our nation and its people. Information from the survey generates data that help determine how more than $400 billion in federal and state funds are distributed each year.

Through the ACS, we know more about jobs and occupations, educational attainment, veterans, whether people own or rent their home, and other topics. Public officials, planners, and entrepreneurs use this information to assess the past and plan the future. When you respond to the ACS, you are doing your part to help your community plan hospitals and schools, improve emergency services, build bridges, and inform businesses looking to add jobs and expand to new markets. Below you will find links to vital statistics compiled by the American Community Survey from the year 2014.   

American Community Survey 2010-2014 SOCIAL CHARACTERISTICS 

Amesbury
Andover
Boxford
Georgetown
Groveland
Haverhill
Lawrence
Merrimac
Methuen
Newbury
Newburyport
North Andover
Rowley
Salisbury
West Newbury

American Community Survey 2010-2014 ECONOMIC PROFILES 

Amesbury
Andover
Boxford
Georgetown
Groveland
Haverhill
Lawrence
Merrimac
Methuen
Newbury
Newburyport
North Andover
Rowley
Salisbury
West Newbury

American Community Survey 2010-2014 HOUSING STATISTICS

Amesbury
Andover
Boxford
Georgetown
Groveland
Haverhill
Lawrence
Merrimac
Methuen
Newbury
New buryport
North Andover
Rowley
Salisbury
West Newbury

American Community Survey 2010-2014 DEMOGRAPHIC PROFILES 

Amesbury
Andover
Boxford
Georgetown
Groveland
Haverhill
Lawrence
Merrimac
Methuen
Newbury
Newburyport
North Andover
Rowley
Salisbury
West Newbury

MassDOT/MAPC Community Population Projections
for the Merrimack Valley Region  
               
Community  2000  2010  2020  2030  2040  
AMESBURY   16,450 16,283 16,421 16,402 17,290  
ANDOVER   31,247 33,201 34,470 36,507 37,687  
BOXFORD     7,921   7,965    7,440   7,183   7,758  
GEORGETOWN   7,377   8,183    8,713   9,354   9,442  
GROVELAND   6,038   6,459    6,833   7,283   7,572  
HAVERHILL   58,969 60,879 64,457 67,593 69,095  
LAWRENCE   72,043 76,377 82,767 89,029 88,691  
MERRIMAC     6,138   6,338   6,279   6,340   6,587  
METHUEN   43,789 47,255 52,383 58,161 58,094  
NEWBURY     6,717   6,666   6,446   6,171   6,680  
NEWBURYPORT 17,189 17,416 17,474 17,375 18,673  
NORTH ANDOVER 27,202 28,352 29,453 30,747 32,045  
ROWLEY     5,500   5,856   6,166   6,465   6,638  
SALISBURY     7,827   8,283   8,609   8,813   9,115  
WEST NEWBURY   4,149   4,235   4,141   4,075   4,341  
               
Merrimack Valley total 318,556 333,748 352,051 371,498 379,708  

Source:  UMass Donahue Institute, MassDOT and MAPC

Labor Force, Unemployment Trends, Wage Statistics

The U.S. Census Bureau, Merrimack Valley Labor Force and Unemployment Data, Unemployment Trends, Poverty, and Occupational Estimates and Wage Statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are all important sources of information our communities utilize for grants and long-range planning, such as housing production plans and master plans.  Below please find the most up-to-date data on all of these topics.

Click here to access the U.S. Census Bureau American Factfinder database

Click here to view the Merrimack Valley Labor Force and Unemployment Data Statistics

Click here to view the most recent Lower Merrimack Valley Workforce Investment Area Employment and Unemployment Rates from the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development

Click here to download the Merrimack Valley population, employment, and household forecast out to 2035 from the 2012 Merrimack Valley Regional Transportation Plan.

Click here to see the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages for Essex County, Broken Down by NAICS 4 Digit Industries

Click here to download the Merrimack Valley population, employment, and household forecast out to 2035 from the 2012 Merrimack Valley Regional Transportation Plan.

MAPS:    Click here to access a collection of local maps

Long Term Industry Employment Projections: 2012 – 2022 (PDF)

 

 

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Look here for valuable resources in and around MVPC, including maps, studies, demographics, annual reports, and more. Be sure to check MVMB.biz, an online tool to plan all aspects of setting up shop in Merrimack Valley.



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