Amesbury Real Estate
Neighborhoods/Developments in Amesbury, MA
Amesbury is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Though it officially became a city in 1996, its formal name remains "The Town of Amesbury." A former farming and mill town, Amesbury is today largely residential. It is one of the two northernmost towns in Massachusetts (the other being neighboring Salisbury.
Amesbury was settled in 1655 as a part of Salisbury, but was separated from Salisbury in 1666 and incorporated as the town of Amesbury in 1668.
According to the US census, the city has a total area of 13.7 square miles, of which 12.3 square miles is land and 1.5 square miles, or 10.65%, is water. Amesbury is drained by the Powwow River.
As of the 2010 census, there were 16,283 people residing in the city, and according to the 2000 census there were 6,380 households, and 4,229 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,326.3 people per square mile. There were 6,623 housing units at an average density of 534.0 persons/sq mi.
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