Peabody, Massachusetts Population 2021

53,026
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Peabody is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. With a 2020 population of 53,026, it is the 22nd largest city in Massachusetts and the 750th largest city in the United States . Peabody is currently declining at a rate of -0.04% annually but its population has increased by 3.46% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 51,251 in 2010. Peabody reached it's highest population of 53,092 in 2018. Spanning over 17 miles, Peabody has a population density of 3,268 people per square mile.

The average household income in Peabody is $94,587 with a poverty rate of 8.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,366 per month, and the median house value is $387,400. The median age in Peabody is 45.8 years, 42.4 years for males, and 48.3 years for females.

Peabody Demographics

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

  • White: 89.90%
  • Black or African American: 3.78%
  • Two or more races: 2.74%
  • Other race: 2.09%
  • Asian: 1.12%
  • Native American: 0.36%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Peabody, Massachusetts is 53,026 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 53,092.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 51,251.

Peabody, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White47,56389.90%
Black or African American2,0013.78%
Two or More Races1,4522.74%
Some Other Race1,1082.09%
Asian5901.12%
American Indian and Alaska Native1920.36%
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Peabody Population by Race

Peabody Population Pyramid $2021

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Peabody Median Age

45.8


Total

42.4


Male

48.3


Female

Peabody Adults

There are 43,840 adults, (11,879 of whom are seniors) in Peabody.

Peabody Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

37.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

28.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Peabody Sex Ratio

Female

27,534

52.04%

Male

25,372

47.96%

Peabody Population by Age

Peabody Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Peabody Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.5%18.5%
All65.8%34.2%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family52.6%47.4%
Female47.4%52.6%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Peabody Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All21,7132.4165.8
Married10,0863.1681.5
Non Family8,2031.1852.6
Female2,5033.0947.4
Male9213.3461.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Peabody Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1285.40%
9th to 12th Grade1,7684.49%
High School Graduate12,11230.74%
Some College6,32616.06%
Associates Degree3,6529.27%
Bachelors Degree8,74322.19%
Graduate Degree4,66711.85%
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Peabody Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Peabody Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White33,80731,15812,148
Hispanic2,8271,909439
Black1,4251,261250
Other Race708531208
2+ Races631504151
Asian511464312
Native American179148

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 92.16%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.06%.

Peabody Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$50,268$56,306$39,835
Less Than 9th Grade$31,071$45,000$21,600
High School Graduate$38,502$46,828$31,218
Some College$48,040$54,234$40,552
Bachelors Degree$62,143$79,743$47,279
Graduate Degree$79,569$91,319$71,594

$50,268

Average Earnings

$56,306

Average Male

$39,835

Average Female

Peabody Earnings by Educational Attainment

Peabody Language by Age

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Peabody Language

78.67% of Peabody residents speak only English, while 21.33% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 14.10% of the population.

Peabody Language

Peabody Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White43,3492,9086.71%
Hispanic5,1931,14822.11%
Other1,10240136.39%
Black1,97830215.27%
Multiple1,44618412.72%
Asian587122.04%

8.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

6.56%

Male Poverty Rate

10.51%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Peabody

The race most likely to be in poverty in Peabody is Other, with 36.39% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Peabody is Asian, with 2.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.25%. Among those working part-time, it was 9.37%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.74%.

Peabody Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.31%
High School9.75%
Some College5.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.48%

Peabody Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed27.61%
Male Unemployed24.66%
Female Employed4.87%
Male Employed2.09%

Peabody Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Peabody Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$73,217$94,587
Families$96,239$115,280
Married Families$110,353-
Non Families$43,219$55,239
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Income by Household Type

Peabody Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

46.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Peabody Married by Age and Sex

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Peabody Marriage

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

Peabody Marital Status by Race

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Peabody Marital Status

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2,974

Number of Veterans

2,835

Male Veterans

139

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,022
Korea601
Second Gulf War320
First Gulf War307
World War II163

Peabody Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,360
65 to 74792
35 to 54382
55 to 64331
18 to 34109

Peabody Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8197.07%
Black895.76%
Asian356.73%
2+ Races313.47%
Hispanic200.57%

Peabody Veterans by Race

Peabody Veterans by Education

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3.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.24%

Veteran Disability Rate

Peabody Veterans by Education

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64%

Labor Force Participation

61.5%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Peabody Employment by Age

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Peabody Employment by Race

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Peabody Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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73.59%

Born in Peabody

84.57%

Native Born

15.43%

Foreign Born

5.96%

Non Citizen

9.46%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

84.57% of Peabody residents were born in the United States, with 73.59% having been born in Massachusetts. 5.96% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Peabody Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202153,026-22-0.04%
202053,048-22-0.04%
201953,070-22-0.04%
201853,0921440.27%
201752,9481890.36%
201652,7591300.25%
201552,6291660.32%
201452,4632390.46%
201352,2243200.62%
201251,9042720.53%
201151,6322330.45%
201051,3993,2700.66%
200048,1291,0900.23%
199047,0391,0630.23%
198045,976-2,104-0.45%
197048,08015,8784.09%
196032,2029,5573.58%
195022,6459340.42%
194021,7113660.17%
193021,3451,7930.88%
192019,5523,8312.20%
191015,7214,1983.16%
190011,5231,3651.27%
189010,1581,1301.19%
18809,0281,6852.09%
18707,3437941.15%
18606,5490.00%

Peabody Population by Year