Ipswich – Located in Essex County west of Cape Ann, Ipswich feels like a small, country town mostly because that’s what it is. The town includes the southern part of Plum Island and with it the annual Chowderfest which contributes greatly to a touristy allure for the area. Couple that with the river, a state forest and reservation, and Crane Beach and the town of Ipswich becomes a northern getaway from city life. Some 96 percent of the residents of Ipswich are white and some 40+ percent have college degrees.

Ministry Match

Ipswich is a lot like Cape Ann where the fishing and the sea food industries create the culture. But unlike Gloucester, whose residents rely on the sea to make a living, the working-class folks of Ipswich rely on tourism. The church planter for this town will have to settle in among a population of just 13,000, and find creative ways to use the river, the beach and that tourism trade to drive relationships and ministry.[clear /]

Census Highlights
  • Population – 13,302
  • Household mean income – $91,516
  • Median age – 43.4
  • College degree – 41.4 percent
  • White – 95.8 percent, Asian – 3.0
  • SBC churches – 0
Get the US Census Data
  • Community Facts – Use this US Census search to find a number of different demographic reports that should be very useful
PreceptGroup Reports

First View 2010 for Zip 01938 – Church-specific research from PreceptGroup reflecting People and PlaceFaces of DiversityCommunity Issues, and Faith Preferences.

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