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Population (year 2000): 20,331. Estimated population in July 2005: 20,562 (+1.1% change)
Males: 10,020 (49.3%), Females: 10,311 (50.7%)

Median resident age: 37.9 years
Median household income: $91,624 (year 2000)
Median house value: $332,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Acton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (87.2%)
  • Chinese (4.0%)
  • Asian Indian (3.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Korean (0.7%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • Other race (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), English (15.8%), Italian (13.2%), German (11.1%), French (5.7%), Polish (5.4%).

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Elevation: 260 feet

Acton,

For population 25 years and over in Acton

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 31.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Acton town

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

14.3% Foreign born (7.6% Asia, 4.0% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (12.8 miles Framingham, pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (26.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (210.5 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Concord, MA (3.1 miles West MA (4.1 miles Maynard, Common, MA (4.4 miles Littleton MA (6.0 miles Stow, MA Concord, (6.0 miles MA (6.5 miles Carlisle, MA (6.5 miles Westford,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 64 buildings, average cost: $136,900
  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $183,800

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 71.43 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (22.3%), Educational,health and social services (20.9%), Manufacturing (15.1%), Retail trade (10.1%).


 

Crime in Acton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 3 1
    per 100,000 4.9 4.9 14.8 4.9
Robberies 1 1 0 3
    per 100,000 4.9 4.9 0.0 14.8
Assaults 3 1 2 0
    per 100,000 14.8 4.9 9.8 0.0
Burglaries 56 61 51 41
    per 100,000 275.4 300.0 250.8 201.7
Thefts 226 197 191 207
    per 100,000 1111.6 969.0 939.5 1018.1
Auto thefts 12 16 16 8
    per 100,000 59.0 78.7 78.7 39.3
74.9 70.5 69.3 64.4


Average climate in Acton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Acton,

Acton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Acton city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Main business address for: PSYCHEMEDICS CORP (SERVICES-MEDICAL LABORATORIES), KADANT INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY (NO METALWORKING MACHINERY)).


Hospitals/medical centers near Acton:
  • EMERSON HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; W CONCORD, MA)
  • METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER (about 12 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA)
  • DEACONESS - NASHOBA HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; AYER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Acton:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 11 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • MANCHESTER (about 31 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 32 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Acton:
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 7 miles; STOW, MA; ID: 6B6)
  • MARLBORO (about 12 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)
  • SHIRLEY (about 16 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)

Amtrak station near Acton:
  • 15 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Acton:
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 4 miles; WALTHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,444)
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 11 miles; BEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,501)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 12 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 14 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • WELLESLEY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,241)
  • MASSACHUSETTS BAY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 17 miles; WELLESLEY HILLS, MA; FT enrollment: 2,938)
Public high school in Acton:
  • ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REG HIGH (Students: 1,681; Location: 96 HAYWARD RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Acton:
  • CONCORD ASSABET (Students: 32; Location: 380 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Grades: 7 - 12; Girls only)
Public primary/middle schools in Acton:
  • RAYMOND J GREY JH (Students: 930; Location: 16 CHARTER RD; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MERRIAM (Students: 537; Location: 11 CHARTER ROAD; Grades: PK - 06)
  • MCCARTHY-TOWNE (Students: 505; Location: 13 CHARTER ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
  • DOUGLAS (Students: 494; Location: 21 ELM STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • GATES (Students: 494; Location: 75 SPRUCE STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
  • LUTHER CONANT (Students: 492; Location: 80 TAYLOR ROAD; Grades: KG - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Acton:
  • MT CALVARY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 472 MASSACHUSETTS PO BOX 986; Grades: PK - KG)
Libraries in Acton:
  • ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $759,354; Location: 486 MAIN ST.; 95,376 books; 3,563 audio materials; 1,604 video materials; 268 serial subscriptions)
  • W. ACTON CITIZENS' LIBRARY ASSN. (Operating income: $32,211; Location: 21 WINDSOR AVE.; 11,422 books; 203 audio materials; 110 video materials; 19 serial subscriptions)

Acton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income significantly above state average.
  • Median house value significantly above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Acton:
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Acton:
  • WHAB (89.1 FM; ACTON, MA; Owner: ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL SCH. DIST.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Acton:
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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