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Population (year 2000): 8,804. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,057 (+2.9% change)
Males: 4,363 (49.6%), Females: 4,441 (50.4%)

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $55,163 (year 2000)
Median house value: $145,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Blackstone:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.6%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.8%)

Ancestries: French Canadian (22.3%), French (21.6%), Irish (20.1%), Italian (15.4%), English (14.4%), Polish (8.5%).

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Elevation: 186 feet

Blackstone,

For population 25 years and over in Blackstone

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackstone town

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

2.7% Foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.7% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (15.0 miles Pawtucket, pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (37.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (186.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: RI (2.6 miles Woonsocket, MA (2.8 miles Millville, Smithfield, RI North (3.6 miles MA (6.1 miles Mendon, Hill, RI (6.5 miles Cumberland RI (6.7 miles Smithfield, MA Bellingham, (7.1 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 29 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $91,000

Latitude: 42.02 N, Longitude: 71.54 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.8%), Educational,health and social services (18.2%), Retail trade (16.8%).


 

Crime in Blackstone 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 4 1 0
    per 100,000 11.4 45.4 11.4 0.0
Robberies 3 3 2 2
    per 100,000 34.1 34.1 22.7 22.7
Assaults N/A 26 17 11
    per 100,000 N/A 295.3 193.1 124.9
Burglaries 34 33 24 38
    per 100,000 386.2 374.8 272.6 431.6
Thefts 94 85 109 81
    per 100,000 1067.7 965.5 1238.1 920.0
Auto thefts 15 15 8 8
    per 100,000 170.4 170.4 90.9 90.9
N/A 165.9 125.9 106.1


Average climate in Blackstone, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blackstone-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.6 miles away from the Blackstone city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Blackstone:
  • REHAB HOSP OF R I (about 3 miles; NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI)
  • LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 3 miles; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • MILFORD WHITINSVILLE REG HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; MILFORD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Blackstone:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 23 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 29 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 36 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Blackstone:
  • HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 7 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; ID: 1B6)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 9 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; ID: SFZ)
  • NORFOLK (about 14 miles; NORFOLK, MA; ID: 32M)

Amtrak stations near Blackstone:
  • 16 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 20 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 Blackstone:
  • BRYANT COLLEGE (about 9 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 14 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 15 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 17 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
Public high school in Blackstone:
  • BLACKSTONE MILLVILLE RHS (Students: 601; Location: 175 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Blackstone:
  • FREDERICK W. HARTNETT MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 605; Location: 35 FEDERAL STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY ELEM (Students: 467; Location: 200 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: PK - 03)
  • A F MALONEY (Students: 253; Location: 200 LINCOLN STREET; Grades: 04 - 05)
Library in Blackstone:
  • BLACKSTONE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $120,117; Location: 15 ST. PAUL STREET; 18,088 books; 726 audio materials; 1,202 video materials; 48 serial subscriptions)

Blackstone compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackstone:
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNRI (1380 AM; 3 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WOON (1240 AM; 1 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: O-N RADIO, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackstone:
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, 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)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WJMF (88.7 FM; SMITHFIELD, RI; Owner: BRYANT COLLEGE OF BUSINESS ADMIN.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Blackstone:
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)

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