Gloucester is located in northeast Massachusetts. Gloucester is part of Essex County. Gloucester has 26.20 square miles of land area and 15.31 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Gloucester population is 29,237, which has shrunk 3.42% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 4.85% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Gloucester median household income is $60,229 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 26.21% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 34.34% and is about the same as the national average rate of 27.36%. Gloucester median house value is $362,200 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 77.03% since 2000. The house value growth rate is about the same as the state average rate of 77.65% and is much higher than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Gloucester is worse than the state average in quality. The Gloucester area code is 978.