Ayer, Massachusetts Population 2024

2,969

Ayer is a city located in Middlesex County Massachusetts. Ayer has a 2024 population of 2,969. Ayer is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 16.39% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,551 in 2020.

The average household income in Ayer is $94,356 with a poverty rate of 7.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Ayer is 42.4 years, 38.5 years for males, and 49.3 years for females.

Ayer Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Ayer was:

  • White: 72.11%
  • Other race: 12.33%
  • Black or African American: 7.34%
  • Two or more races: 5.73%
  • Asian: 2.22%
  • Native American: 0.27%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
1.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,238.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
16.39% (418)
The current population of Ayer, Massachusetts is 2,969 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 2,551.

Ayer, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White2,14172.11%
Other race36612.33%
Black or African American2187.34%
Two or more races1705.73%
Asian662.22%
Native American80.27%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Other race

Black or African American

Two or more races

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Ayer Population by Race

Ayer Population Pyramid 2024

Ayer Median Age

42.4

Total

38.5

Male

49.3

Female

Ayer Adults

There are 2,443 adults, (550 of whom are seniors) in Ayer.

Ayer Age Dependency

56.8

Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Ayer Sex Ratio

Female1,74958.91%
Male1,22041.09%

Ayer Population by Age

Ayer Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,4622.0160.939.1
Non Family8661.224753
Married4462.6285.914.1
Female1204.7573.326.7
Male304.64060
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2.83

Average Family Size

2.01

Average Household Size

60.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Ayer Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Ayer Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Ayer Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 56.95%.

Ayer Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$61,047

Average Earnings

$72,097

Average Male

$48,486

Average Female

Ayer Earnings by Educational Attainment

Ayer Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Ayer Language

88.14% of Ayer residents speak only English, while 11.86% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.96% of the population.

Ayer Language

Ayer Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White2,0641919.25%
Multiple1702011.76%
Native88100%
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7.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.2%

Male Poverty Rate

9.36%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Ayer

The race most likely to be in poverty in Ayer is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Ayer is White, with 9.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was . Among those working part-time, it was 6.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.77%.

Ayer Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College17.07%
Less Than 9th Grade12.23%
High School9.24%
Bachelors or Greater
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Ayer Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed2.46%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
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Ayer Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Ayer Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Ayer Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.7%

Male Marriage Rate

30.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Ayer Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Ayer Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Ayer Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Ayer Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

184

Number of Veterans

133

Male Veterans

51

Female Veterans

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Ayer Veterans by War

count

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Ayer Veterans by Age

count

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Ayer Veterans by Race

Ayer Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

8.15%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.35%

Veteran Disability Rate

Ayer Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

66.9%

Labor Force Participation

65.7%

Employment Rate

0.9%

Unemployment Rate

Ayer Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Ayer Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Ayer Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

61.6%

Born in Ayer

88.95%

Native Born

11.05%

Foreign Born

0.47%

Non Citizen

10.58%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

88.95% of Ayer residents were born in the United States, with 61.6% having been born in Massachusetts. 0.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Africa.

Ayer Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20242,969
20232,969
20222,969-109-3.54%
20213,07852720.66%
20202,551-359-12.34%
20192,91030611.75%
20182,604-75-2.8%
20172,679-200-6.95%
20162,879-224-7.22%
20153,1031735.9%
20142,93030.1%
20132,9272348.69%
20122,6931204.66%
20112,573-295-10.29%
20102,868
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Ayer Population by Year