Gloucester, Massachusetts Population 2024

29,570

Gloucester is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Gloucester has a 2024 population of 29,570. Gloucester is currently declining at a rate of -0.45% annually and its population has decreased by -0.57% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 29,740 in 2020.

The average household income in Gloucester is $113,207 with a poverty rate of 10.85%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Gloucester is 51 years, 48.5 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Gloucester Demographics

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

  • White: 90.92%
  • Two or more races: 3.44%
  • Asian: 2.51%
  • Other race: 1.83%
  • Black or African American: 1.23%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
26.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,128.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.57% (-170)
The current population of Gloucester, Massachusetts is 29,570 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 29,740.

Gloucester, Massachusetts Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White27,12190.92%
Two or more races1,0253.44%
Asian7492.51%
Other race5471.83%
Black or African American3681.23%
Native American200.07%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Asian

Other race

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Gloucester Population by Race

Gloucester Population Pyramid 2024

Gloucester Median Age

51

Total

48.5

Male

52.9

Female

Gloucester Adults

There are 25,228 adults, (7,631 of whom are seniors) in Gloucester.

Gloucester Age Dependency

69.5

Age Dependency Ratio

43.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Gloucester Sex Ratio

Female15,14550.77%
Male14,68549.23%

Gloucester Population by Age

Gloucester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All13,2592.2261.438.6
Married6,0682.9381.318.7
Non Family5,3701.2141.958.1
Female1,2252.8747.952.1
Male5962.8762.637.4
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2.83

Average Family Size

2.22

Average Household Size

61.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Gloucester 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

Gloucester Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Gloucester Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 54.35%.

Gloucester Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,462

Average Earnings

$62,410

Average Male

$43,960

Average Female

Gloucester Earnings by Educational Attainment

Gloucester Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Gloucester Language

88.8% of Gloucester residents speak only English, while 11.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.98% of the population.

Gloucester Language

Gloucester Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White26,5502,6369.93%
Hispanic1,22122118.1%
Multiple1,01421821.5%
Asian74914819.76%
Other54710619.38%
Black3503810.86%
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10.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

9.12%

Male Poverty Rate

12.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gloucester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gloucester is Multiple, with 21.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gloucester is White, with 9.93% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.22%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.84%.

Gloucester Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.46%
High School13.89%
Some College9.77%
Bachelors or Greater2.81%
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Gloucester Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed16.82%
Female Employed5.23%
Male Employed3.88%
Male Unemployed3.5%
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Gloucester Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Gloucester Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Gloucester Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

47.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Gloucester Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Gloucester Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Gloucester Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Gloucester Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,319

Number of Veterans

1,282

Male Veterans

37

Female Veterans

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Gloucester Veterans by War

count

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Gloucester Veterans by Age

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Gloucester Veterans by Race

Gloucester Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.38%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gloucester Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

64.4%

Labor Force Participation

60.6%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Gloucester Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Gloucester Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Gloucester 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

72.51%

Born in Gloucester

90.56%

Native Born

9.44%

Foreign Born

5.06%

Non Citizen

4.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

90.56% of Gloucester residents were born in the United States, with 72.51% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.06% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Gloucester Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202928,905-133-0.46%
202829,038-133-0.46%
202729,171-133-0.45%
202629,304-133-0.45%
202529,437-133-0.45%
202429,570-133-0.45%
202329,703-133-0.45%
202229,836-133-0.44%
202129,9692290.77%
202029,740-702-2.31%
201930,4421030.34%
201830,3391640.54%
201730,1751870.62%
201629,988820.27%
201529,9061660.56%
201429,7402130.72%
201329,5272510.86%
201229,2762180.75%
201129,0581860.64%
201028,872-1,401-4.63%
200030,2731,5575.42%
199028,7169483.41%
198027,768-173-0.62%
197027,9412,1528.34%
196025,7896222.47%
195025,1671,1214.66%
194024,046-158-0.65%
193024,2041,2575.48%
192022,947-1,451-5.95%
191024,398-1,723-6.6%
190026,1211,4705.96%
189024,6515,32227.53%
188019,3293,94025.6%
187015,3894,48541.13%
186010,9043,11840.05%
18507,7861,43622.61%
18406,350-1,160-15.45%
18307,5101,12617.64%
18206,3844417.42%
18105,94363011.86%
18005,313-4-0.08%
17905,317
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Gloucester Population by Year