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Population (year 2000): 38,981. Estimated population in July 2005: 39,963 (+2.5% change)
Males: 19,823 (50.9%), Females: 19,158 (49.1%)

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Median resident age: 35.9 years
Median household income: $67,799 (year 2000)
Median house value: $204,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Billerica:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.5%)
  • Black (1.1%)
  • Asian Indian (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Chinese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (33.8%), Italian (24.1%), English (13.4%), French (8.4%), German (6.0%), French Canadian (6.0%).

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Elevation: 250 feet

Billerica,

For population 25 years and over in Billerica

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Billerica town

  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

6.2% Foreign born (2.7% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 0.8% North America).



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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Lowell, (6.4 miles pop. 105,167).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (20.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (222.6 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.2 miles Pinehurst, MA Tewksbury, (4.3 miles MA (4.7 miles Bedford, MA (5.9 miles Carlisle, MA Burlington, (6.0 miles MA Lowell, (6.4 miles MA (6.8 miles Wilmington,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 150 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 107 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2004: 140 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2005: 285 buildings, average cost: $145,600

Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 71.27 W

Area codes: 978, 508

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (16.4%), Educational,health and social services (15.3%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.7%), Retail trade (10.9%).


 

Crime in Billerica by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.6
Rapes 1 2 4 1
    per 100,000 2.6 5.1 10.3 2.6
Robberies 4 3 6 7
    per 100,000 10.3 7.7 15.4 18.0
Assaults 4 16 21 23
    per 100,000 10.3 41.0 53.9 59.0
Burglaries 47 46 62 80
    per 100,000 120.6 118.0 159.1 205.2
Thefts 317 410 338 352
    per 100,000 813.2 1051.8 867.1 903.0
Auto thefts 41 47 27 37
    per 100,000 105.2 120.6 69.3 94.9
55.5 72.5 70.9 78.9


Average climate in Billerica, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Billerica,

Billerica-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Billerica city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.0 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Tom Fitzgerald - NHL player (Boston Bruins, born: Aug 28, 1968).


Main business address for: CSP INC /MA/ (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), VIISAGE TECHNOLOGY INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING INC (X-RAY APPARATUS & TUBES & RELATED IRRADIATION APPARATUS), GSI LUMONICS INC (MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES), SIPEX CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), MYKROLIS CORP (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS), BRUKER BIOSCIENCES CORP (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS).


Hospitals/medical centers near Billerica:
  • TEWKSBURY HOSP (about 5 miles; TEWKSBURY, MA)
  • SAINTS MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 6 miles; LOWELL, MA)
  • MARY AND ARTHUR CLAPHAM HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; BURLINGTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Billerica:
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 7 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 24 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MANCHESTER (about 29 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
Other public-use airports nearest to Billerica:
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY (about 11 miles; METHUEN, MA; ID: MA2)
  • LAWRENCE MUNI (about 16 miles; LAWRENCE, MA; ID: LWM)
  • MINUTE MAN AIR FIELD (about 19 miles; STOW, MA; ID: 6B6)

Amtrak stations near Billerica:
  • 10 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.). Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE). Services: ticket office.
  • 20 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.). Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.

College/University in Billerica:
  • SHAWSHEEN VALLEY REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCH (Full-time enrollment: 36; Location: 100 COOK ST; Public; Website: shawsheen.tec.ma.us)
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Billerica:
  • MIDDLESEX COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,501)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 8 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • BENTLEY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,651)
  • MERRIMACK COLLEGE (about 14 miles; NORTH ANDOVER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,384)
  • TUFTS UNIVERSITY (about 15 miles; MEDFORD, MA; FT enrollment: 8,627)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • HARVARD UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; CAMBRIDGE, MA; FT enrollment: 20,531)
Public high school in Billerica:
  • SHAWSHEEN VALLEY VOC TECH (Students: 1,209; Location: 100 COOK STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Billerica:
  • BILLERICA MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,630; Location: 35 RIVER STREET; Grades: PK - 12)
  • MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 905; Location: 15 FLOYD STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • THOMAS DITSON (Students: 758; Location: BOSTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LOCKE MIDDLE (Students: 683; Location: 110 ALLEN RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • HAJJAR ELEMENTARY (Students: 615; Location: 59 ROGERS STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 540; Location: 10 KIMBROUGH RD; Grades: KG - 05)
  • PARKER (Students: 402; Location: 52 RIVER STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • EUGENE C VINING (Students: 343; Location: 121 LEXINGTON RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Billerica:
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 136; Location: 179 BOSTON ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Billerica:
  • BILLERICA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $993,448; Location: 15 CONCORD RD.; 94,733 books; 4,539 audio materials; 4,362 video materials; 190 serial subscriptions)

Billerica compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Billerica:
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA 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)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Billerica:
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WJUL (91.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Billerica:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)

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