About Ipswich, Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°40?45?N 70°50?30?W? / ?42.67917°N 70.84167°W? / 42.67917; -70.84167Coordinates: 42°40?45?N 70°50?30?W? / ?42.67917°N 70.84167°W? / 42.67917; -70.8416742.1 sq mi (109.1 km2)32.6 sq mi (84.4 km2)9.6 sq mi (24.8 km2) ? Density 398.6/sq mi (153.9/km2)"Town of Ipswich Massachusetts". http://www.town.ipswich.ma.us/.Ipswich is a coastal town in Essex County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 12,987 at the 2000 census. Home to Willowdale State Forest and Sandy Point State Reservation, Ipswich includes the southern part of Plum Island. A residential community with a vibrant tourism industry, the town is famous for its clams, celebrated annually at the Ipswich Chowderfest and also for Crane Beach, a barrier beach near the Crane estate.