• Demographics

    • Date Established: 1623
    • Population: 29,393
    • Land Mass/Area: 26 square miles
    • Median Age: 47 years old
    • Median Family Income: $61,449
    • Median Home Value: $364,400
    • Education Levels: 42% post high school degree
  • Business Overview

    • Commercial Tax Rate: $14.58
    • Cost Commercial Space: $14.00 retail; $7.50 industrial; $11.50 office
    • Utilities: 14-17 cents/kWh
    • Available Parcels: www.gloucester-ma.gov or contact Sal Distefano, sdistefano@gloucester-ma.gov; 978 325-5236
    • Zoning Categories: www.gloucester-ma.gov or contact Gregg Cademartori, gcademartori@gloucester-ma.gov; 978 325-5242
    • Available Economic Development Incentives: www.gloucester-ma.gov or contact Contact Sal Distefano, 978 281-9781, sdistefano@gloucester-ma.gov
    • Major Employers: Addison Gilbert Hospital, Applied Materials, Bomco, City of Gloucester, Gorton’s, US Department of Commerce (NOAA), Whole Foods Market
    • Business Groups:
  • Accessibility

    • Proximity to Highways: Direct access to Route 128
    • Miles from Boston: 35 Miles
    • Public Transportation: 2 MBTA Commuter Stations, CATA Regional Bus Service

    Additional Information

    • City Hall Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00-4:00; Thursday: 8:00-6:30; Friday: 8:00-12:30

  • Education

    • Public Schools: 5 Elementary Schools
      1 Middle School
      1 High School
    • Private Schools: 1 Private School

Learn More About Gloucester, MA

Innovation and authenticity. It is rare to find a place that can claim one of these terms let alone both. Yet Gloucester is just such a place. In fact, Gloucester has been innovating since 1623. As America’s oldest seaport, entrepreneurs have been developing new businesses and new methods on the sea and on land for centuries. Gloucester is home to the flash freezing process, early marine robotics, and the first real-time Internet Seafood Auction. It is a place of natural beauty with a rich arts and cultural scene. It is a real place with a strong sense of identity—proud of its heritage and excited about its future.


Why Gloucester?

  • Direct access to major highways;
  • Convenient, affordable shipping via road, rail and sea;
  • Only 35 miles from Boston and 250 miles from New York City;
  • 40-minute drive from Boston’s Logan International Airport;
  • 20-minute drive to private, Beverly Municipal Airport;
  • Platinum “BioReady Community” (MassBio designation);
  • Direct commuter rail service between Gloucester and Boston;
  • Close to world class medical care, colleges, and universities;
  • Highly motivated workforce with excellent work ethic;
  • Entrepreneurial spirit;
  • Pro-business environment;
  • Reverse commute from points south; and
  • Culture of creativity and innovation.
  • Local, Sustainable, Delicious, Seafood: www.gloucesterfresh.com
  • Cultural Institutions & Attractions:

    The Gloucester Stage Company

  • Historical Sites:

    Cape Ann Musume, Sargent House Musume, The White-Ellery House

  • Beaches:

    Wingaersheek Beach, Good Harbor, Front Beach, Stage Fort Park, Niles Beach

  • Scenic By-Ways:



  • Municipal Golf Course:

    Bass Rocks Golf Club