Andover, Massachusetts

Andover: Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States


Andover is a town located in the county of Essex in the U.S. state of Massachusetts. Its population at the 2010 census was 33,201 and a population density of 1,034 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 36,554 inhabitants.

The town was created 377 years ago in 1645.

Andover is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. It was settled in 1642 and incorporated in 1646. As of the 2020 census, the population was 36,569. It is located 20 miles north of Boston and 4 miles south of Lawrence. Part of the town comprises the census-designated place of Andover.

The town was named after Andover, Hampshire, England by early settlers. The name's meaning is "hill or down".

Andover's history is tied to its location on the way to other places; it was first settled because it was on a trail from Charlestown to Haverhill and the Connecticut River valley, and later because it was on a stagecoach route from Boston to Worcester. Andovers were among those who set out from Charlestown on April 18, 1643 to bring Reverend George Phillips as their minister; he had been banned from Massachusetts for his Puritan views.

In 1812, during the War of 1812, British soldiers went through Andover on their way to Concord and Lexington where they burned homes and other buildings before being turned back at Concord Bridge and in Lincoln by local militia groups organized by Daniel Webster among others.

Andover locator map
Location of Andover on Massachusetts map.

Quick Facts about Andover

Population : 36,554 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Massachusetts (United States)
County : Essex County
Postal code : 01810
Area : 32.1 km2
Official name : Andover
Altitude : 180 feet / 55 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1646 (377 years ago)
Time Zone : UTC−05:00
Local time : 18:19:03 (2nd October 2023)
Density : 1,139 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 9.17% (2010-2020)
Weather : 73℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Andover Town Hall image
Andover Town Hall
Andover Town Hall image


Andover is located at 42°39'30"N 71°8'13"W (42.6584300, -71.1370000).

Andover map


Andover forecast: Sunny, with a high near 73. Northeast wind around 7 mph. more


The population of Andover increased by 9.17% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 31,247 - 2000 United States Census
2010 33,201 5.89% census
2011 33,751 1.63% estimation process
2012 34,072 0.94% estimation process
2013 34,660 1.7% estimation process
2014 35,014 1.01% estimation process
2015 35,292 0.79% estimation process
2016 35,451 0.45% estimation process
2017 35,775 0.91% estimation process
2018 36,285 1.41% estimation process
2019 36,356 0.2% estimation process
2020 36,554 0.54% estimation process

Andover zip code is 01810. County name: Essex, County fips: 25009

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People born in Andover (47)

People born in Andover, including politician Abiel Foster, politician Amos Abbott, politician Benjamin Ames, .


  • Bill Cunliffe (American musician) he was born in 26/06/1956
  • Bruce Sorrie (American botanist) he was born in 11/07/1944
  • Enoch Poor (American general) he was born in 21/06/1736
  • Samuel Osgood (American politician (1748-1813)) he was born in 03/02/1748
  • Herbert Baldwin Foster (German classical philologist) he was born in 12/11/1874
  • Moses T. Stevens (U.S. Representative from Massachusetts (1825-1907)) he was born in 10/10/1825
  • Kara Hayward (American actress) she was born in 17/11/1998
  • Martin Johnson (American singer-songwriter and record producer) he was born in 09/09/1985
  • Benjamin Abbot (Schoolteacher) he was born in 17/09/1762
  • Alice French (American writer) she was born in 19/03/1850
  • Archimedes Russell (American architect) he was born in 01/01/1840
  • Arthur Sherburne Hardy (Engineer, educator, editor, diplomat, novelist, poet) he was born in 13/08/1847
  • Brian Darling (American lawyer) he was born in 01/01/1965
  • Buddy Farnham (American football player) he was born in 22/05/1987
  • Carroll C. Hincks (American judge) he was born in 30/11/1889
  • Dossie Easton (American author and family therapist) she was born in 26/02/1944
  • Ed Doherty (American football player and coach (1918-2000)) he was born in 25/07/1918
  • George Swett Appleton (American publisher/third son of Daniel Appleton) he was born in 01/01/1821

Schools in Andover

College & universities near Andover, MA

Code Name City ZIP
166850 Merrimack College North Andover (MA) 01845

Stations (25)

Amtrak & bus stations near Andover, MA

Code Name Address Type
HHL Haverhill station Washington Street at Railroad Square RAIL
WOB Anderson Regional Transportation Center 100 Atlantic Ave. RAIL
NBT Newburyport, Massachusetts 90 Storey Avenue BUS
NSH Nashua, NH 8 North Southwood Drive BUS
BON North Station 100 Legends Way RAIL

Post offices near Andover

Post Office Name City ZIP
Old Town Hou Post Office Andover (MA) 01810

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Other cities in Essex County

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Essex County , MA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Lynn 94,539 The third most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Lawrence 80,007 The third most populous city in Massachusetts.
Haverhill 64,098 The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Peabody 53,063 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Methuen 50,910 The most populous city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
South Peabody 50,293 A census-designated place in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Salem 43,581 The capital of Massachusetts.
Beverly 42,242 A city in Essex County, Massachusetts.
Beverly Cove 40,365 A census-designated place in Barnstable County, Massachusetts.
North Andover 31,460 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Gloucester 30,539 City on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States
Saugus 28,542 Town in Massachusetts
Danvers 27,571 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Marblehead 20,551 Town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States
Newburyport 18,495 City in Massachusetts
Amesbury 17,537 City in Massachusetts

Distance to Other Cities

Andover distances to largest Massachusetts cities