Haverhill, MA Facts, Population, Income, Demographics, Economy

Population (total): Population in 2017: 63,639 (99% urban, 1% rural). >Population change since 2000: +7.9%

Population (male): 30,501

Population (female): 33,138

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,141.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Haverhill, Massachusetts as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Haverhill is 971 to 1.>

Elevation: 27 feet

Races:
      White alone - 46,429 - 73.0%
      Hispanic - 13,157 - 20.7%
      Black alone - 1,401 - 2.2%
      Two or more races - 1,361 - 2.1%
      Asian alone - 1,061 - 1.7%
      American Indian alone - 117 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 69 - 0.1%

The town was founded in 1640 by settlers from Newbury, and was originally known as Pentucket, which is the Native American word for "place of the winding river". Settlers such as John Ward, Robert Clements, Tristram Coffin, Hugh Sheratt, William White, and Thomas Davis aided in the purchase of land known by Indians as Pentuckett. The land was purchased from native Indian chiefs Passaquo and Saggahew and permission was granted by Passaconaway, chief of the Pennacooks. Settlers, Thomas Hale, Henry Palmer, Thomas Davis, James Davis and William White were its first selectman. First Court appointments; given to end small causes were given to Robert Clements, Henry Palmer, and Thomas Hale. At the same court, it was John Osgood and Thomas Hale that were also appointed to lay the way from Haverhill to Andover. It is said that these early settlers worshipped under a large oak tree, known as the "Worshipping Oak".

Recognitions and Certifications

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Important Links

National Drug and Alcohol Screening Association (https://ndasa.com/)

National Drug Free Workplace Alliance (https://www.ndwa.org/)

Substance Abuse Program Administrators Association (https://www.sapaa.com/)

Substance Abuse Mental Health Safety Administration (https://www.samhsa.gov/)

US Drug Enforcement Administration (https://www.dea.gov/)

Office of Drug alcohol Policy Control (https://www.transportation.gov/odapc)

Drug Testing Haverhill, MA

If you need a Drug, Alcohol, COVID-19 or DNA test in Haverhill, MA, Accredited Drug Testing has many drug testing locations in Haverhill, MA and the surrounding areas. Our drug testing centers provide urine drug testing, hair drug testing, alcohol testing, DOT physicals, DOT drug testing and DNA testing. Our drug and alcohol testing services are provided for employers in need of a pre-employment drug test, random drug test and post-accident drug test. We also provide testing for individuals needing a drug or alcohol test for court ordered reasons , probation or family purposes. Same day service is available and most drug testing Haverhill, MA locations are within minutes of your home or office. Drug testing methods include urine, oral/saliva, hair follicle, blood , ETG and breath alcohol testing. Negative test results are generally available in 24-48 hours.

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How to schedule a drug test in Haverhill, MA

Schedule Online or By Phone-Easy As 1, 2, 3

Step 1: Select and purchase your test online or call our Local scheduling center at (800)-221-4291. One of our representatives is ready to assist you and schedule your test. Payment must be received at the time of registration as testing centers do not accept payments,Same day service is available for most types of tests.

Step 2: If you scheduled online, complete the Donor Information/Registration Section and enter where you want the confidential test results sent via email. The zip code you enter will be used to determine the closest drug/alcohol testing center to you and where you will go to take your test.

Step 3: Your authorization form/donor pass will include the local testing center address and hours of operation. It will be sent to the e-mail address you provided. Take the form with you or have it available on your smart phone to provide to the testing center. No appointment necessary!

Urine or hair drug testing methods in Haverhill, MA - You choose!

Accredited Drug Testing offers different testing methods depending upon our customer’s needs. With a 1 to 5-day detection period urine testing is the most common method used by employers, courts and schools. However, hair drug and alcohol testing are becoming a frequently used testing method due to a detection period of approximately 90 days.

What is the most common urine/hair drug test?

Both a 5-panel urine or 5 panel hair drug test screens for the same drugs, however, the look-back period or detection window is very different. A urine drug test provides a look back period of 1-5 days while a hair drug test provides use up to 90 days from the date the specimen was collected.

Court Ordered Drug Testing (Probation/Child Custody)

Our local drug testing Haverhill, MA centers provide drug and alcohol tests that are utilized for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings, including probation and other types of government required tests. Observed tests are available and tests results can be submitted for a wide variety of court ordered proceedings including probation hearings, child custody cases, litigation and all manner of government required tests.

Court ordered drug tests should contain detailed instructions specifying the type of test to be administered and the drugs that should be screened for. If sample collection needs to be witnessed in order to prevent potential tampering or substitution, those specifications will be stated in the court order.

DOT Drug and Alcohol Testing Services in Haverhill, MA

We also specialize in providing testing services for all DOT Modes including Trucking Industry (FMCSA), Maritime Industry (USCG), Aviation Industry (FAA), Public Transportation (FTA), Railroad Industry (FRA) and Pipeline Industry (PHMSA) in accordance with Part 40 of the US Department of Transportation Compliance Regulations. Additional DOT Services include consortium enrollment, MVR reports, Supervisor Training and policy manual development. In addition, we offer a complete DOT Compliance Program for single operators and small trucking companies.

Additional DOT Services:

  • Consortium Enrollment
  • DOT Physicals
  • Supervisor Training
  • Employer Drug Policy Development
  • MVR Reports
  • Employee Training
  • Background Checks
  • FMCSA Clearinghouse Verification/Search

Employer/Drug Free Workplace Testing in Haverhill, MA

Many companies and employers may be interested in being a drug free workplace, if so, Accredited Drug Testing specializes in providing comprehensive and cost-effective drug free workplace programs for small, medium and large companies. Organizations that utilize an employee drug testing program are commonly referred to as a Drug Free Workplace. However, many times companies do not fully qualify as a Drug Free Workplace because the drug testing program which they use does not have all of the components which make up a true Drug Free Workplace under their State specific law. Our Drug Testing Haverhill, MA locations are ready to serve your needs.

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What Are the Benefits of Being a Drug Free Workplace in Haverhill, MA?

  • Enhanced Employee Performance
  • Reduced Job-Related Accidents
  • Reduced Employee Absenteeism
  • Lower Workers Compensation Rates
  • Improved Employee Moral
  • Customer Satisfaction

On-site/Mobile Drug Testing in Haverhill, MA

Do you have at least 10 employees needing a drug or alcohol test? If so, Accredited Drug Testing can provide on-site drug testing at your place of business. On-site drug testing services is frequently used by construction sites, manufacturing facilities, job fairs. On-site drug testing is available for pre employment and random testing. Call us today at (800)221-4291 and speak to our on-site coordinator to schedule your drug testing event in Haverhill, MA.

Drug Testing Locations in Haverhill, MA

Accredited Drug Testing has drug testing locations in Haverhill, MA and the surrounding areas. Many of our drug testing centers open early and have evening hours to accommodate a person's work schedule. Our drug testing locations in Haverhill, MA have certified and trained drug testing specialists ready to serve your testing needs in a friendly, knowledgeable and confidential manner.

Drug testing purposes for employers include pre-employment, random selection, post-accident and reasonable suspicion. Testing purposes for individuals can include court ordered, probation, child custody or for any other personal reason.

Accredited Drug Testing is a nationwide drug testing company with testing centers in Haverhill, MA specializing in Drug, Alcohol, DNA testing. DOT Physicals and Background Checks.

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With over 20,000 testing centers throughout the United States, Accredited Drug Testing has testing centers in all States and in most cities and towns.

Which drug testing panel is right for you?

Drug test screening groups are commonly referred to as a drug testing panel. The most common panels used are a 5 panel, 10 panel and 12 panel drug tests, (panels specify how many drugs will be screened) however customized screeningings are available as well.

What is a Drug Test?

A drug test is a technical analysis of a biological specimen, for example urine, hair, blood, breath, sweat, and/or oral fluid/saliva-to determine the presence or absence of specified parent drugs or their metabolites. Major applications of drug testing include detection of the presence of performance enhancing steroids in sport, employers and parole/probation officers screening for drugs prohibited by law and police officers testing for the presence and concentration of alcohol (ethanol) in the blood commonly referred to as BAC (blood alcohol content). BAC tests are typically administered via a breathalyzer while urinalysis is used for the vast majority of drug testing in sports and the workplace. Numerous other methods with varying degrees of accuracy, sensitivity (detection threshold/cutoff), and detection periods exist. A drug test may also refer to a test that provides quantitative chemical analysis of an illegal drug, typically intended to help with responsible drug use.

Does passive smoke inhalation cause a false positive for marijuana?

“Passive” smoke inhalation from being in a room with people smoking marijuana is not considered valid, as the cut-off concentrations for lab analysis are set well above that which might occur for passive inhalation.

Other abnormalities in the urine screen may indicate that results may be a false negative or that there was deliberate adulteration of the sample. For example:

  • a low creatinine lab value can indicate that a urine sample was tampered with; either the subject diluted their urine by consuming excessive water just prior to testing, or water was added to the urine sample.
  • creatinine levels are often used in conjunction with specific gravity to determine if samples have been diluted. To help avoid this problem, the testing lab may color the water in their toilet blue to prevent the sample being diluted with water from the toilet.
  • subjects may also attempt to add certain enzymes to the urine sample to affect stability, but this often changes the pH, which is also tested.

How long do drugs stay in your system?

The window of detection or often times referred to as look back period of a drug test depend on several factors. Some of the factors impacting how long a drug will stay in your system are:

  • The amount of the drug taken
  • The frequency of the drug taken
  • The type of drug taken
  • An individual’s body metabolic rate and general health
  • The amount of fluids consumed since ingesting the drug
  • The amount of exercise since ingesting the drug
  • Other genetic variations that would impact an individual’s response to a specific drug

Why choose Accredited Drug Testing in Haverhill, MA?

Our staff is prepared to assist you with any questions you may have in a friendly and confidential manner and providing exceptional customer service and being available when you need us for drug testing in Haverhill, MA is our #1 Priority and we look forward to serving the needs of employers and individuals who need any type of test.

296 Main Street 0.4 miles

296 Main Street
Haverhill, MA 1830
Categories: Haverhill MA

215 SUMMER ST STE 14 0.5 miles

215 SUMMER ST STE 14
HAVERHILL, MA 1830
Categories: HAVERHILL MA

411 MERRIMACK ST STE 205 3.3 miles

411 MERRIMACK ST STE 205
METHUEN, MA 1844
Categories: METHUEN MA

380 MERRIMACK ST, STE B2 3.3 miles

380 MERRIMACK ST, STE B2
METHUEN, MA 1844
Categories: METHUEN MA

200 SUTTON ST STE 135 5.5 miles

200 SUTTON ST STE 135
NORTH ANDOVER, MA 1845
Categories: NORTH ANDOVER MA

60 EAST ST STE 1400 5.9 miles

60 EAST ST STE 1400
METHUEN, MA 1844
Categories: METHUEN MA

1 GENERAL ST 5.9 miles

1 GENERAL ST
LAWRENCE, MA 1841
Categories: LAWRENCE MA

289 Main St, 6.4 miles

289 Main St,
Salem, NH 3079
Categories: Salem NH

138 Haverhill St, 7.5 miles

138 Haverhill St,
Andover, MA 1810
Categories: Andover MA

159 N BROADWAY 7.8 miles

159 N BROADWAY
SALEM, NH 3079
Categories: SALEM NH

1 Branch St, 8.5 miles

1 Branch St,
Methuen, MA 1844
Categories: Methuen MA

25 PELHAM RD, STE 103A 8.6 miles

25 PELHAM RD, STE 103A
SALEM, NH 3079
Categories: SALEM NH

31 STILES RD STE 1300 8.7 miles

31 STILES RD STE 1300
SALEM, NH 3079
Categories: SALEM NH

45 Stiles Rd Ste 102, 8.7 miles

45 Stiles Rd Ste 102,
Salem, NH 3079
Categories: Salem NH

24 MORRILL PL 8.9 miles

24 MORRILL PL
AMESBURY, MA 1913
Categories: AMESBURY MA

49 RANGE RD STE 101 9.5 miles

49 RANGE RD STE 101
WINDHAM, NH 3087
Categories: WINDHAM NH

P.O. Box 546 9.8 miles

P.O. Box 546
Andover, MA 1810
Categories: Andover MA

194 NORTH ST 13.7 miles

194 NORTH ST
DANVERS, MA 1923
Categories: DANVERS MA

345 MAIN ST 14.2 miles

345 MAIN ST
TEWKSBURY, MA 1876
Categories: TEWKSBURY MA

700 Rogers Street, 14.4 miles

700 Rogers Street,
Lowell, MA 1854
Categories: Lowell MA

1 HOSPITAL DR 14.5 miles

1 HOSPITAL DR
LOWELL, MA 1852
Categories: LOWELL MA

60 CRYSTAL AVE UNIT B STE 2 14.9 miles

60 CRYSTAL AVE UNIT B STE 2
DERRY, NH 3038
Categories: DERRY NH

50 NASHUA RD STE 301 15.0 miles

50 NASHUA RD STE 301
LONDONDERRY, NH 3053
Categories: LONDONDERRY NH

66B CONCORD ST 15.4 miles

66B CONCORD ST
WILMINGTON, MA 1887
Categories: WILMINGTON MA

19 HAMPTON RD STE 13 15.9 miles

19 HAMPTON RD STE 13
EXETER, NH 3833
Categories: EXETER NH

6 HAMPTON RD 16.1 miles

6 HAMPTON RD
EXETER, NH 3833
Categories: EXETER NH

91 PORTSMOUTH AVE 16.2 miles

91 PORTSMOUTH AVE
EXETER, NH 3833
Categories: EXETER NH

380 LAFAYETTE RD 16.5 miles

380 LAFAYETTE RD
HAMPTON, NH 3842
Categories: HAMPTON NH

140 Commonwealth Ave, 16.9 miles

140 Commonwealth Ave,
Danvers, MA 1923
Categories: Danvers MA

7 WESTRIDGE DR 17.0 miles

7 WESTRIDGE DR
HAMPTON, NH 3842
Categories: HAMPTON NH

229 Andover Street 17.1 miles

229 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 1960
Categories: Peabody MA

221 Boston Rd, Suite 1, 17.3 miles

221 Boston Rd, Suite 1,
Billerica, MA 1862
Categories: Billerica MA

17 MAIN ST APT 2A 17.4 miles

17 MAIN ST APT 2A
WAKEFIELD, MA 1880
Categories: WAKEFIELD MA

1 ORTHOPEDICS DR LOWR LEVEL 17.6 miles

1 ORTHOPEDICS DR LOWR LEVEL
PEABODY, MA 1960
Categories: PEABODY MA

10 RESEARCH PL STE 200 17.9 miles

10 RESEARCH PL STE 200
NORTH CHELMSFORD, MA 1863
Categories: NORTH CHELMSFORD MA

510 BOSTON RD 18.3 miles

510 BOSTON RD
BILLERICA, MA 1821
Categories: BILLERICA MA

39 Village Square, 18.5 miles

39 Village Square,
Chelmsford, MA 1824
Categories: Chelmsford MA

6 FREETOWN RD 18.5 miles

6 FREETOWN RD
RAYMOND, NH 3077
Categories: RAYMOND NH

On-site only 19.0 miles

On-site only
Wakefield, MA 1880
Categories: Wakefield MA

16 Main Street 19.0 miles

16 Main Street
Stoneham, MA 2180
Categories: Stoneham MA

228 DANIEL WEBSTER HWY 19.0 miles

228 DANIEL WEBSTER HWY
NASHUA, NH 3060
Categories: NASHUA NH

48 HAMILTON AVE 19.1 miles

48 HAMILTON AVE
BILLERICA, MA 1821
Categories: BILLERICA MA

800 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5225 19.4 miles

800 W CUMMINGS PARK STE 5225
WOBURN, MA 1801
Categories: WOBURN MA

600 W Cummings Park Ste 3400 19.4 miles

600 W Cummings Park Ste 3400
Woburn, MA 1801
Categories: Woburn MA

300 Main St, 19.4 miles

300 Main St,
Nashua, NH 3060
Categories: Nashua NH

371 BROADWAY 19.9 miles

371 BROADWAY
SAUGUS, MA 1906
Categories: SAUGUS MA

8 AUBURN ST 19.9 miles

8 AUBURN ST
NASHUA, NH 3064
Categories: NASHUA NH

52 BOW ST 20.2 miles

52 BOW ST
STONEHAM, MA 2180
Categories: STONEHAM MA

POH on-site only 20.2 miles

POH on-site only
WOBURN, MA 1801
Categories: WOBURN MA

Onsite Only 20.2 miles

Onsite Only
Woburn Ma, MA 1801
Categories: Woburn Ma MA

271 WESTERN AVE STE102 20.3 miles

271 WESTERN AVE STE102
LYNN, MA 1904
Categories: LYNN MA

14A BROAD ST 20.4 miles

14A BROAD ST
NASHUA, NH 3064
Categories: NASHUA NH

166 KINSLEY ST STE 203 20.6 miles

166 KINSLEY ST STE 203
NASHUA, NH 3060
Categories: NASHUA NH

ON-SITE FOR POH ONLY 20.9 miles

ON-SITE FOR POH ONLY
STONEHAM, MA 2180
Categories: STONEHAM MA

340 HARVEY RD 21.1 miles

340 HARVEY RD
MANCHESTER, NH 3103
Categories: MANCHESTER NH

1 CROSSWOODS PATH BLVD STE 3A 21.4 miles

1 CROSSWOODS PATH BLVD STE 3A
MERRIMACK, NH 3054
Categories: MERRIMACK NH

1 HIGHLANDER WAY 21.5 miles

1 HIGHLANDER WAY
MANCHESTER, NH 3103
Categories: MANCHESTER NH

17 RIVERSIDE ST STE 202 21.6 miles

17 RIVERSIDE ST STE 202
NASHUA, NH 3062
Categories: NASHUA NH

90 MIDDLESEX TPKE 21.7 miles

90 MIDDLESEX TPKE
BURLINGTON, MA 1803
Categories: BURLINGTON MA

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1279 S WILLOW ST ste E-G
MANCHESTER, NH 3103
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2075 S WILLOW ST
MANCHESTER, NH 3103
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20 DAME RD
NEWMARKET, NH 3857
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275 MAMMOTH RD STE 3
MANCHESTER, NH 3109
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707 MILFORD RD RTE 101A, PINNACLE SQUARE 23.0 miles

707 MILFORD RD RTE 101A, PINNACLE SQUARE
MERRIMACK, NH 3054
Categories: MERRIMACK NH

58 BEDFORD ST 23.6 miles

58 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
Categories: LEXINGTON MA

35 BEDFORD ST 23.6 miles

35 BEDFORD ST
LEXINGTON, MA 2420
Categories: LEXINGTON MA

128 ROUTE 27 23.7 miles

128 ROUTE 27
RAYMOND, NH 3077
Categories: RAYMOND NH

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168 S RIVER RD
BEDFORD, NH 3110
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200 Griffin Rd Unit 12, 23.8 miles

200 Griffin Rd Unit 12,
Portsmouth, NH 3801
Categories: Portsmouth NH

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20 S BORDER RD
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

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185 QUEEN CITY AVE 3RD FL
MANCHESTER, NH 3101
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101 RIVERWAY PL
BEDFORD, NH 3110
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875 GREENLAND RD, UNIT B-2
PORTSMOUTH, NH 3801
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40 S RIVER RD
BEDFORD, NH 3110
Categories: BEDFORD NH

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219 CENTRE ST
MALDEN, MA 2148
Categories: MALDEN MA

53 ASH ST APT 1 24.3 miles

53 ASH ST APT 1
MANCHESTER, NH 3104
Categories: MANCHESTER NH

92 HIGH ST 24.7 miles

92 HIGH ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

750 Layayette Road 24.8 miles

750 Layayette Road
Portsmouth, NH 3801
Categories: Portsmouth NH

37 MANNING ST 24.9 miles

37 MANNING ST
MEDFORD, MA 2155
Categories: MEDFORD MA

195 McGregor Street, Across from CMC Hospital 24.9 miles

195 McGregor Street, Across from CMC Hospital
Manchester, NH 3102
Categories: Manchester NH

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Local Area Info: Haverhill, Massachusetts

Haverhill (/?he?vr?l/ HAY-vril) is a historic city in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. Haverhill is located 35 miles north of Boston on the New Hampshire border and about 17 miles from the Atlantic Ocean. The population was 60,879 at the 2010 census.

Located on the Merrimack River, it began as a farming community of Puritans, largely from Newbury Plantation. The land was officially purchased from the Pentuckets on November 15, 1642 (a year after incorporation) for three pounds, ten shillings. Pentucket was renamed Haverhill (after the Ward family's hometown in England) and evolved into an important industrial center, beginning with sawmills and gristmills run by water power. In the 18th and 19th century, Haverhill developed woolen mills, tanneries, shipping and shipbuilding. The town was for many decades home to a significant shoe-making industry. By the end of 1913, one tenth of the shoes produced in the United States were made in Haverhill, and because of this the town was known for a time as the "Queen Slipper City". The city was also known for the manufacture of hats.[citation needed]

The town was founded in 1640 by settlers from Newbury, and was originally known as Pentucket, which is the Native American word for "place of the winding river". Settlers such as John Ward, Robert Clements, Tristram Coffin, Hugh Sheratt, William White, and Thomas Davis aided in the purchase of land known by Indians as Pentuckett. The land was purchased from native Indian chiefs Passaquo and Saggahew and permission was granted by Passaconaway, chief of the Pennacooks. Settlers, Thomas Hale, Henry Palmer, Thomas Davis, James Davis and William White were its first selectman. First Court appointments; given to end small causes were given to Robert Clements, Henry Palmer, and Thomas Hale. At the same court, it was John Osgood and Thomas Hale that were also appointed to lay the way from Haverhill to Andover. It is said that these early settlers worshipped under a large oak tree, known as the "Worshipping Oak".

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Population (total): Population in 2017: 63,639 (99% urban, 1% rural). >Population change since 2000: +7.9%

Population (male): 30,501

Population (female): 33,138

Median Rent: Median gross rent in 2017: $1,141.

Poverty (overall): Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.8%

Sex Offenders: According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Haverhill, Massachusetts as of January 18, 2021. The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Haverhill is 971 to 1.>

Elevation: 27 feet

Races:
      White alone - 46,429 - 73.0%
      Hispanic - 13,157 - 20.7%
      Black alone - 1,401 - 2.2%
      Two or more races - 1,361 - 2.1%
      Asian alone - 1,061 - 1.7%
      American Indian alone - 117 - 0.2%
      Other race alone - 69 - 0.1%

The town was founded in 1640 by settlers from Newbury, and was originally known as Pentucket, which is the Native American word for "place of the winding river". Settlers such as John Ward, Robert Clements, Tristram Coffin, Hugh Sheratt, William White, and Thomas Davis aided in the purchase of land known by Indians as Pentuckett. The land was purchased from native Indian chiefs Passaquo and Saggahew and permission was granted by Passaconaway, chief of the Pennacooks. Settlers, Thomas Hale, Henry Palmer, Thomas Davis, James Davis and William White were its first selectman. First Court appointments; given to end small causes were given to Robert Clements, Henry Palmer, and Thomas Hale. At the same court, it was John Osgood and Thomas Hale that were also appointed to lay the way from Haverhill to Andover. It is said that these early settlers worshipped under a large oak tree, known as the "Worshipping Oak".