Gloucester, Massachusetts Population 2020

30,771

Gloucester is a city located in Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 30,771, it is the 41st largest city in Massachusetts and the 1260th largest city in the United States. Gloucester is currently growing at a rate of 0.60% annually and its population has increased by 6.88% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 28,789 in 2010. Spanning over 42 miles, Gloucester has a population density of 1,175 people per square mile.

The average household income in Gloucester is $91,768 with a poverty rate of 8.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,108 per month, and the median house value is $395,800. The median age in Gloucester is 50.1 years, 48.1 years for males, and 51.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males.

Gloucester Demographics

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

  • White: 94.54%
  • Asian: 1.66%
  • Black or African American: 1.61%
  • Two or more races: 1.33%
  • Other race: 0.75%
  • Native American: 0.11%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Gloucester, Massachusetts is 30,771, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 30,401.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 28,789.

Gloucester, Massachusetts Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White28,40994.54%
Asian4981.66%
Black or African American4831.61%
Two or More Races4011.33%
Some Other Race2240.75%
American Indian and Alaska Native340.11%

Gloucester Population Pyramid 2020

Gloucester Median Age

50.1


Total

48.1


Male

51.4


Female

Gloucester Adults

There are 24,994 adults, (6,717 of whom are seniors) in Gloucester.

Gloucester Age Dependency

64.4

Age Dependency Ratio

36.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Gloucester Sex Ratio

Female

15,486

51.54%

Male

14,563

48.46%

Gloucester Households and Families

Gloucester Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Gloucester Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married78.8%21.2%
All62.9%37.1%
Female59.9%40.1%
Male50.9%49.1%
Non Family44.6%55.4%

62.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,1372.2662.9
Married6,4432.9278.8
Non Family5,0971.244.6
Female1,1223.0859.9
Male4752.7550.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.6%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Gloucester Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9153.96%
9th to 12th Grade1,1785.10%
High School Graduate6,11726.47%
Some College3,79716.43%
Associates Degree2,0468.86%
Bachelors Degree5,42823.49%
Graduate Degree3,62415.68%

Gloucester Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White21,91220,1418,683
Hispanic43524582
Asian335284189
Black32528173
Other Race12819
Multiple Races10510525
Native American3434

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 56.42%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$43,642$52,718$34,986
Less Than High School$26,050$32,868$20,704
High School Grad$35,038$43,694$24,883
Some College$41,340$53,596$31,907
Bachelors Degree$51,262$62,371$41,299
Graduate Degree$74,551$83,557$63,262

$43,642

Average Earnings

$52,718

Average Male

$34,986

Average Female

Gloucester Language

Gloucester Language by Age

Gloucester Language

90.21% of Gloucester residents speak only English, while 9.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.91% of the population.

Gloucester Poverty

Gloucester Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White27,7392,1737.83%
Black48318638.51%
Multiple40116440.90%
Hispanic6899313.50%
Asian498469.24%
Other2242410.71%

8.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.30%

Male Poverty Rate

10.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Gloucester

The race most likely to be in poverty in Gloucester is Multiple, with 40.90% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Gloucester is White, with 7.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.67%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 17.77%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School16.07%
High School11.98%
Some College8.38%
Bachelors or Greater4.69%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed21.96%
Male Unemployed9.23%
Female Employed4.73%
Male Employed2.19%

Gloucester Income

Gloucester Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$65,377$91,768
Families$89,000$114,575
Married Families$99,711-
Non Families$37,108$53,231

Gloucester Marital Status

Gloucester Marital Status

Marriage Rates

52.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.4%

Male Marriage Rate

50.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Gloucester Married by Age and Sex

Gloucester 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 35-44.

Gloucester Marital Status by Race

Gloucester Veterans

1,687

Number of Veterans

1,638

Male Veterans

49

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam691
World War II219
Korea216
Second Gulf War141
First Gulf War137
Age Group Veterans
75+546
65 to 74527
55 to 64290
35 to 54256
18 to 3468
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,6626.95%
2 or More146.57%
Black113.24%

$Gloucester Veterans by Education

2.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Gloucester Employment Status

63.2%

Labor Force Participation

59.4%

Employment Rate

5.9%

Unemployment Rate

Gloucester Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.39%

Born in Massachusetts

90.66%

Native Born

9.34%

Foreign Born

4.31%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

90.66% of Gloucester residents were born in the United States, with 71.39% having been born in Massachusetts. 4.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202030,7711850.60%
201930,5861850.61%
201830,4012170.72%
201730,1841850.62%
201629,999920.31%
201529,9071650.55%
201429,7422150.73%
201329,5272520.86%
201229,2752190.75%
201129,0561840.64%
201028,872-1,401-0.47%
200030,2731,5570.53%
199028,7169480.34%
198027,768-173-0.06%
197027,9412,1520.80%
196025,7896220.24%
195025,1671,1210.46%
194024,046-158-0.07%
193024,2041,2570.53%
192022,947-1,451-0.61%
191024,398-1,723-0.68%
190026,1211,4700.58%
189024,6515,3222.46%
188019,3293,9402.31%
187015,3894,4853.51%
186010,9043,1183.43%
18507,7861,4362.06%
18406,350-1,160-1.66%
18307,5101,1261.64%
18206,3844410.72%
18105,9436301.13%
18005,313-4-0.01%
17905,3170.00%