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Town of Saugus Massachusetts

Saugus is a town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 26,078 at the 2000 census.


Saugus was first settled in 1629 and was officially incorporated in 1815. The Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, in operation from 1646-1668, was the first integrated iron works in North America. It is now a National Historic Site.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 30.4 km² (11.8 mi²). 28.5 km² (11.0 mi²) of it is land and 2.0 km² (0.8 mi²) of it (6.55%) is water. While the town has a shoreline, it doesn't have a beach.


As of the census GR2 of 2000, there were 26,078 people, 9,975 households, and 7,142 families residing in the town. The population density was 916.2/km² (2,373.7/mi²).

There were 10,122 housing units at an average density of 355.6/km² (921.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.32% White, 0.44% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race was 0.97% of the population.

The U.S. Census also shows that 36% is of Italian descent, and 24% is of Irish descent dominating the town. The Italian population mostly migrated over the years from East Boston or Revere, the Irish from South Boston or Somerville.

There were 9,975 households out of which 27.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.0% were married couples living together, 10.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.4% were non-families. 24.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.5% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.1% from 45 to 64, and 17.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $55,301, and the median income for a family was $65,782. Males had a median income of $43,219 versus $32,783 for females.

The per capita income for the town was $25,524. About 3.1% of families and 4.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.5% of those under age 18 and 7.2% of those ages 65 or over.

Saugus Town Departments

Department: Address: Phone:
Accounting 298 Central Street 781-231-4105
Animal Control 515R Main Street 781-231-4176
Assessors Office 298 Central Street 781-231-4130
Board of Health 298 Central Street 781-231-4115
Cemetery Department 164 Winter Street 781-231-4170
Economic Development 298 Central St 781-307-3644
Fire Department 27 Hamilton Street 781-941-1199
Housing Authority 19 Talbot Street 781-233-2116
Human Resources 298 Central Street 781-231-4142
Inspectional Services 298 Central Street 781-231-4116
Library 295 Central Street 781-231-4168
MIS Department 298 Central St 781-231-5271
Police Department 27 Hamilton Street 781-941-1199
Public Works 515 Main Street 781-231-4145
Purchasing Department 298 Central St 781-231-4125
School Administration 23 Main Street 781-231-5000
Senior Center 466 Central Street 781-231-4178
Solid Waste / Recycling 298 Central Street 781-231-4036
Town Clerk 298 Central Street 781-231-4103
Town Manager's Office 298 Central Street 781-231-4111
Treasurer / Collector 298 Central Street 781-231-4135
Veterans Information 298 Central Street 781-231-4010
Water Department 298 Central Street
Youth & Recreation 400 Central Street 781-231-4022

Information for Residents

Saugus Town Hall 298 Central Street Saugus, MA 01906 781-231-4111

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Information for Businesses

The Town of Saugus Massachusetts has been very fortunate over the years as being a favorite among companies large and small for building a business . While our close and accessible proximity to Boston coupled with our positioning on US Route 1 makes our community attractive for business, we also believe our residents and government play an equally important role in the fostering of strong businesses.
It is the vision of our Town Manager and the Saugus Chamber of Commerce to provide greater continuity to our business community. Whether it's best practice, advice for a new business owner or the large network fellow members, the Saugus Chamber is a wonderful resource and a great starting point for doing business here.


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