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Welcome to Amesbury ...

Amesbury is located in Essex County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Amesbury has a population of 17,457 people<1> (see below for details).

Amesbury was settled in 1654 and was incorporated in 1668.

Amesbury is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Amesbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Amesbury: (978) and (351)<3>

The ZIP code for Amesbury: 01913<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Amesbury had a population of 16,283 people. This makes Amesbury the county's 15th most populous community.

The population of Amesbury represents 0.25% of the total population of Massachusetts (which has 6,547,629 people), making it the state's 118th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 16,283 people, the population of Amesbury decreased 1.02% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 16,450 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Amesbury had an population of 17,457 people. This is an increase of 7.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 6.12% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Amesbury.

Communities near Amesbury ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive.<5>.

Community   2017
Andover   [Map]   35,937   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Danvers   [Map]   27,558   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Haverhill   [Map]   63,639   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawrence   [Map]   80,162   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Methuen   [Map]   50,259   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
North Andover   [Map]   31,013   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Amesbury.

Communities Also Named Amesbury ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Amesbury - it's located in Alberta.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Amesbury.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Amesbury. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Amesbury. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Amesbury. Our list includes 14 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Amesbury:

Websites for Amesbury ...

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TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Amesbury ...

Looking for more information about Amesbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Amesbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Amesbury, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Amesbury.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Massachusetts

About Essex County

About Massachusetts

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Amesbury:

The official website for State of Massachusetts:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Amesbury.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Amesbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (351) is an overlay for area code (978).

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Amesbury). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Amesbury or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Amesbury) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Amesbury. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Amesbury

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Amesbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8580, Longitude: -70.9300     [Map].

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