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Swampscott is a town in Essex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community name derives from an Algonquian term for "broken waters" or "at the red rocks"
The latitude of Swampscott is 42.470N. The longitude is -70.918W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 14,412.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Swampscott demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Essex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Boston area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01907 ZIP code.
4% of Swampscott residents report German ancestry, and 22% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Swampscott ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Swampscott was $35,487, compared with $21,587 nationally.
50% of Swampscott residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Swampscott, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $860. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,762.
Libraries in Swampscott include Swampscott Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Swampscott include Swampscott Reporter
The average commute time for Swampscott workers is 31 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Swampscott between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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