Town of


25 Green St. Ipswich, MA 01938
Phone: 978-356-6600

Town Manager:

Stephen Crane

Select Board:

Linda Alexson
Michael Dougherty
Carl Nylen
Sarah Player
Charles Surpitski

Annual Town Meeting:

May 9, 2023
May, 2nd Tuesday

Municipal Election:

May 16, 2023
May, Tuesday not less than 7 nor more than 15 days after the first date of Annual Meeting


Population Density429
Registered Voters11,797
Income Per Capita$68,857
EQV Per Capita$235,517
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate74.9%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$545,600
Median Gross Rent$1,271
Total Households5,573
Average Household Size2.44

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$12.86
Commercial Tax Rate$12.86
Average Tax Bill$7,958
Total Expenditures$63,997,318
Total Tax Levy$44,274,641
State Aid$6,064,909
Local Receipts$3,542,000
Town Hall of Ipswich

Town Hall

Wants you To KNOW

Ipswich is a rural North Shore community defined by its marshes and beaches, agricultural and natural landscapes, vibrant tourism industry, and historic small-town center along the Ipswich River. It has more pre-1725 historic homes than any other community in the nation.


Form of GovernmentSelect Board – Town Meeting
Incorporation Date1634
Chief Municipal OfficialTown Manager
Policy BoardSelect Board
Size of Policy Board5
Legislative BodyOpen Town Meeting


Area32.1 mi2
Public Roads97.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMetropolitan Area Planning Council


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Seth Moulton

Mass. Senate

Bruce Tarr

Mass. House

Kristin Kassner

Income Per Capita

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