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Population (year 2000): 11,263. Estimated population in July 2005: 12,475 (+10.8% change)
Males: 5,515 (49.0%), Females: 5,748 (51.0%)

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $63,033 (year 2000)
Median house value: $151,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Charlton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.5%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)

Ancestries: French (22.4%), Irish (19.4%), English (17.6%), Polish (11.1%), Italian (10.4%), French Canadian (7.2%).

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Elevation: 895 feet

Charlton,

For population 25 years and over in Charlton

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 28.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Charlton town

  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

1.6% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (14.7 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (61.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (166.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Southbridge, (6.1 miles MA Dudley, (6.8 miles MA Sturbridge, (6.9 miles MA (7.2 miles Oxford, MA Spencer, (7.6 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 53 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1999: 79 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2001: 88 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $166,500

Latitude: 42.14 N, Longitude: 71.97 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.2%), Manufacturing (16.7%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.0%).


 

Crime in Charlton by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 2 0 3 2 1 5
    per 100,000 17.8 0.0 26.6 17.8 8.9 44.4
Robberies 0 1 1 0 0 2
    per 100,000 0.0 8.9 8.9 0.0 0.0 17.8
Assaults 25 5 N/A N/A 22 23
    per 100,000 222.0 44.4 N/A N/A 195.3 204.2
Burglaries 30 38 41 28 37 28
    per 100,000 266.4 337.4 364.0 248.6 328.5 248.6
Thefts 28 23 38 89 68 78
    per 100,000 248.6 204.2 337.4 790.2 603.7 692.5
Auto thefts 2 5 4 10 6 14
    per 100,000 17.8 44.4 35.5 88.8 53.3 124.3
81.5 46.9 N/A N/A 94.0 119.0


Average climate in Charlton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charlton,

Charlton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.9 miles away from the Charlton 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 14.0 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 Charlton:
  • HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 7 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • HUBBARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 10 miles; WEBSTER, MA)
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Charlton:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 12 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 40 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 48 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Charlton:
  • SOUTHBRIDGE MUNI (about 5 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; ID: 3B0)
  • OXFORD (about 10 miles; OXFORD, MA; ID: 43M)
  • SPENCER (about 11 miles; SPENCER, MA; ID: 60M)

Amtrak station near Charlton:
  • 15 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charlton:
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 13 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 15 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 15 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 30 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
Public high school in Charlton:
  • BAY PATH REG VOC TECH H S (Students: 1,029; Location: 57 OLD MUGGETT HILL; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Charlton:
  • CHARLTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 826; Location: 2 OXFORD ROAD; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • HERITAGE SCHOOL (Students: 549; Location: 34 OXFORD RD; Grades: 02 - 04)
  • CHARLTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 468; Location: 9 BURLINGAME ROAD; Grades: PK - 01)
Library in Charlton:
  • CHARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $142,134; Location: 40 MAIN ST.; 28,063 books; 1,325 audio materials; 1,551 video materials; 70 serial subscriptions)

Charlton 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.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Charlton:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1 kW; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charlton:
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WNRC (95.1 FM; DUDLEY, MA; Owner: NICHOLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Charlton:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON 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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