Swampscott, Massachusetts Population 2024

15,066

Swampscott is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Swampscott has a 2024 population of 15,066. Swampscott is currently declining at a rate of -0.19% annually and its population has decreased by -0.78% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 15,184 in 2020.

The average household income in Swampscott is $173,512 with a poverty rate of 6.68%. The median age in Swampscott is 45.3 years: 43.3 years for males, and 46.4 years for females.

Swampscott Demographics

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

  • White: 89.68%
  • Two or more races: 3.99%
  • Asian: 2.91%
  • Black or African American: 2.51%
  • Other race: 0.54%
  • Native American: 0.38%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
3.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
4,985.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.78% (-118)
The current population of Swampscott, Massachusetts is 15,066 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 15,184.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White13,56489.68%
Two or more races6033.99%
Asian4402.91%
Black or African American3792.51%
Other race820.54%
Native American570.38%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Swampscott Population by Race

Swampscott Population Pyramid 2024

Swampscott Median Age

45.3

Total

43.3

Male

46.4

Female

Swampscott Adults

There are 12,116 adults, (2,980 of whom are seniors) in Swampscott.

Swampscott Age Dependency

65.6

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Swampscott Sex Ratio

Female7,99552.86%
Male7,13047.14%

Swampscott Population by Age

Swampscott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All6,2782.3973.126.9
Married3,5593.0288.211.8
Non Family2,0111.1754.545.5
Female5522.5141.758.3
Male1563.3181.418.6

2.92

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

73.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Swampscott Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2121.92%
Associates Degree7376.69%
Bachelors Degree3,36030.5%
Graduate Degree3,65533.18%
High School Graduate1,38112.54%
Less Than 9th Grade1401.27%
Some College1,53213.91%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Swampscott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swampscott Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White9,7729,5656,520
Hispanic461410190
Black331329116
2+ Races320310209
Asian308226112
Other Race82660
Native American32329

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 white people with a rate of 66.72%.

Swampscott Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$67,602$81,477$60,202
Graduate Degree$107,500$159,709$93,864
High School Graduate$56,113$68,857$42,179
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$34,792
Overall$74,385$86,078$70,036
Some College$53,674$58,516$52,839

$74,385

Average Earnings

$86,078

Average Male

$70,036

Average Female

Swampscott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swampscott Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Swampscott Language

76.42% of Swampscott residents speak only English, while 23.58% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 18.02% of the population.

Swampscott Language

Swampscott Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White13,1297155.45%
Black37913535.62%
Other825263.41%
Hispanic778516.56%
Asian4404911.14%
Native572543.86%

6.68%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.66%

Male Poverty Rate

7.6%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swampscott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swampscott is Other, with 63.41% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swampscott is White, with 5.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 7.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 15.44%.

Swampscott Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College16.44%
Less Than 9th Grade13.77%
High School9.57%
Bachelors or Greater2.54%

Swampscott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed3.43%
Female Employed2.46%
Female Unemployed1.87%
Male Unemployed0%

Swampscott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swampscott Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$157,614$216,013
Households$118,646$173,512
Married Families$174,196$-999,999,999
Non Families$64,890$80,428

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Swampscott Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

59.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

63.3%

Male Marriage Rate

56.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Swampscott Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Swampscott 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.

Swampscott Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Swampscott Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

505

Number of Veterans

498

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam201
Korea57
First Gulf War55
Second Gulf War34
World War II32

Swampscott Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+225
65 to 7498
35 to 5484
55 to 6483
18 to 3415

Swampscott Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4404.01%
Black4413.29%
2+ Races216.36%
Hispanic214.24%

Swampscott Veterans by Race

Swampscott Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

10.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swampscott Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

69.1%

Labor Force Participation

65.3%

Employment Rate

5.4%

Unemployment Rate

Swampscott Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Swampscott Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Swampscott 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

54.29%

Born in Swampscott

80.09%

Native Born

19.91%

Foreign Born

2.78%

Non Citizen

17.13%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

80.09% of Swampscott residents were born in the United States, with 54.29% having been born in Massachusetts. 2.78% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Swampscott Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202415,066-29-0.19%
202315,095-30-0.2%
202215,125820.55%
202115,043-141-0.93%
202015,1841821.21%
201915,0022471.67%
201814,7551921.32%
201714,5633132.2%
201614,2502141.52%
201514,0361240.89%
201413,912500.36%
201313,862390.28%
201213,823-3-0.02%
201113,826390.28%
201013,78700%

Swampscott Population by Year