City of


P.O. Box 550 Newburyport, MA 01950
Phone: 978-465-4413


Sean Reardon

Municipal Election:

November 4, 2025
Nov., 1st Tuesday following 1st Monday (odd years)

City Council:

Ed Cameron
Jennie Donahue
Heath Granas
Benjamin Harman
Afroz Khan
Byron Lane
James McCauley
Constance Preston
Heather Shand
Mark Wright
Sharif Zeid


Population Density2,191
Registered Voters15,852
Income Per Capita$74,538
EQV Per Capita$309,169
Owner-occupied Housing Unit Rate77%
Median Value of Owner-occupied Housing Units$643,300
Median Gross Rent$1,366
Total Households7,537
Average Household Size2.39

Municipal Finances

Residential Tax Rate$10.74
Commercial Tax Rate$10.74
Average Tax Bill$8,920
Total Expenditures$77,450,517
Total Tax Levy$65,683,218
State Aid$8,723,216
Local Receipts$5,838,000
CPA Year Enacted2002
CPA Surcharge2.0%
CPA ExemptionsLow income, first $100,000 - residential
City Hall of Newburyport

City Hall

Wants you To KNOW

With our rich maritime history, 26 parks, vibrant shopping and dining district, bountiful arts and culture offerings, and beautiful setting on the Merrimack River, Newburyport is an ideal location for living, working, and visiting.


Form of GovernmentMayor – Council
Incorporation Date1764
Chief Municipal OfficialMayor
Legislative BodyCity Council
Size of Council11
Length of Mayoral Term (years)4


Area8.4 mi2
Public Roads77.1 mi
Regional Planning AgencyMerrimack Valley Planning Commission


U.S. Senate (statewide)

Edward J. Markey
Elizabeth Warren

U.S. House

Seth Moulton

Mass. Senate

Bruce Tarr

Mass. House

Dawne Shand

Income Per Capita

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