Swampscott, Massachusetts Population 2021

15,496
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Swampscott is a city located in Essex County Massachusetts. Swampscott has a 2020 population of 15,496. Swampscott is currently growing at a rate of 0.64% annually and its population has increased by 12.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,817 in 2010. Swampscott reached it's highest population of 15,496 in 2021.

The average household income in Swampscott is $144,767 with a poverty rate of 3.11%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,916 per month, and the median house value is $475,500. The median age in Swampscott is 44.8 years, 43.8 years for males, and 45.4 years for females.

Swampscott Demographics

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

  • White: 93.53%
  • Asian: 2.21%
  • Two or more races: 2.13%
  • Black or African American: 1.51%
  • Other race: 0.63%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Swampscott, Massachusetts is 15,496 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 15,199.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 13,817.

Swampscott, Massachusetts Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White14,03193.53%
Asian3312.21%
Two or More Races3192.13%
Black or African American2261.51%
Some Other Race950.63%
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Swampscott Population by Race

Swampscott Population Pyramid $2021

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Swampscott Median Age

44.8


Total

43.8


Male

45.4


Female

Swampscott Adults

There are 11,676 adults, (2,815 of whom are seniors) in Swampscott.

Swampscott Age Dependency

69.3

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Swampscott Sex Ratio

Female

8,120

54.13%

Male

6,882

45.87%

Swampscott Population by Age

Swampscott Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Swampscott Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married85%15%
All77.1%22.9%
Female75.9%24.1%
Male69.3%30.7%
Non Family64.5%35.5%

77.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Swampscott Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,7802.5777.1
Married3,2393.1385
Non Family1,8601.2364.5
Female5023.6675.9
Male1793.3269.3

3.16

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Swampscott Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1010.94%
9th to 12th Grade1771.65%
High School Graduate1,90817.82%
Some College1,56214.59%
Associates Degree8257.70%
Bachelors Degree3,16529.55%
Graduate Degree2,97127.74%
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Swampscott Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Swampscott Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White10,0149,8165,822
Asian25017688
Hispanic231230129
Black16316176
Other Race959467
2+ Races514821

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 99.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 70.53%.

Swampscott Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$68,971$80,750$56,504
Less Than 9th Grade$$135,357$31,607
High School Graduate$46,917$54,613$31,514
Some College$44,892$53,594$32,340
Bachelors Degree$73,570$86,719$62,219
Graduate Degree$85,063$111,629$80,109

$68,971

Average Earnings

$80,750

Average Male

$56,504

Average Female

Swampscott Earnings by Educational Attainment

Swampscott Language by Age

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Swampscott Language

83.06% of Swampscott residents speak only English, while 16.94% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 13.48% of the population.

Swampscott Language

Swampscott Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White13,6073782.78%
Asian3313711.18%
Black2262711.95%
Hispanic366205.46%
Other952021.05%

3.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

1.74%

Male Poverty Rate

4.30%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Swampscott

The race most likely to be in poverty in Swampscott is Other, with 21.05% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Swampscott is White, with 2.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.34%. Among those working part-time, it was 3.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.91%.

Swampscott Poverty

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Name Poverty
Some College4.05%
High School3.52%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%
Less Than 9th Grade1.59%

Swampscott Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed2.17%
Female Employed1.47%
Male Employed1.08%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Swampscott Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Swampscott Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$113,407$144,767
Families$146,886$175,567
Married Families$152,643-
Non Families$63,977$75,450
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Income by Household Type

Swampscott Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

58.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

64.2%

Male Marriage Rate

53.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Swampscott Married by Age and Sex

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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

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Swampscott Marital Status

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658

Number of Veterans

615

Male Veterans

43

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War192
Vietnam143
First Gulf War76
Korea52
World War II47

Swampscott Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54173
18 to 34163
65 to 74140
75+134
55 to 6448

Swampscott Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6585.94%
Hispanic208.66%

Swampscott Veterans by Race

Swampscott Veterans by Education

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4.21%

Veteran Poverty Rate

21.06%

Veteran Disability Rate

Swampscott Veterans by Education

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69.2%

Labor Force Participation

66.8%

Employment Rate

3.3%

Unemployment Rate

Swampscott Employment by Age

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Swampscott Employment by Race

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Swampscott 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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63.38%

Born in Swampscott

87.07%

Native Born

12.93%

Foreign Born

3.50%

Non Citizen

9.43%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

87.07% of Swampscott residents were born in the United States, with 63.38% having been born in Massachusetts. 3.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Swampscott Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202115,496990.64%
202015,397990.65%
201915,298990.65%
201815,1992191.46%
201714,980770.52%
201614,9033312.27%
201514,5724783.39%
201414,094610.43%
201314,033750.54%
201213,958730.53%
201113,885680.49%
201013,8170.00%

Swampscott Population by Year