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Population (year 2000): 6,892. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,700 (-2.8% change)
Males: 3,293 (47.8%), Females: 3,599 (52.2%)

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Median resident age: 40.1 years
Median household income: $47,891 (year 2000)
Median house value: $114,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Dalton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.0%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (28.0%), Italian (18.0%), English (17.8%), German (14.8%), French (10.1%), Polish (7.7%).

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Elevation: 1199 feet

Dalton,

For population 25 years and over in Dalton

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 17.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dalton town

  • Never married: 20.7%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 10.7%

1.7% Foreign born




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NY Albany, (44.2 miles pop. 95,658).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bay, NY (113.9 miles Oyster pop. 293,925).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (132.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.7 miles Hinsdale, MA (5.2 miles Lanesborough, MA Pittsfield, (6.0 miles MA (6.1 miles Cheshire, MA (7.9 miles Windsor, MA (8.2 miles Washington, MA (8.6 miles Peru, Ashford, MA (10.4 miles New


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 11 buildings, average cost: $127,800
  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $160,400
  • 1999: 9 buildings, average cost: $139,900
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2004: 16 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2005: 16 buildings, average cost: $178,600

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 73.17 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Manufacturing (19.2%), Retail trade (13.7%).


 

Crime in Dalton by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 14.5 0.0
Rapes 2 0 0 1
    per 100,000 29.0 0.0 0.0 14.5
Robberies 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 14.5 0.0 0.0
Assaults 11 16 9 N/A
    per 100,000 159.6 232.2 130.6 N/A
Burglaries 25 29 27 19
    per 100,000 362.7 420.8 391.8 275.7
Thefts 54 42 42 34
    per 100,000 783.5 609.4 609.4 493.3
Auto thefts 5 12 6 5
    per 100,000 72.5 174.1 87.1 72.5
106.1 118.5 99.4 N/A


Average climate in Dalton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dalton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Dalton city center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category 4 tornado 21.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Dalton:
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 7 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • FAIRVIEW HOSPITAL (about 24 miles; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dalton:
  • BARNES MUNI (about 40 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • ALBANY INTL (about 48 miles; ALBANY, NY; ID: ALB)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 49 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dalton:
  • PITTSFIELD MUNI (about 9 miles; PITTSFIELD, MA; ID: PSF)
  • HARRIMAN-AND-WEST (about 15 miles; NORTH ADAMS, MA; ID: AQW)
  • GREAT BARRINGTON (about 26 miles; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; ID: GBR)

Amtrak station near Dalton:
  • 7 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dalton:
  • WILLIAMS COLLEGE (about 16 miles; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,047)
  • WESTFIELD STATE COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WESTFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,058)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 38 miles; AMHERST, MA; FT enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 38 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 39 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 7,150)
  • HUDSON VALLEY COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 39 miles; TROY, NY; FT enrollment: 6,337)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
Public high school in Dalton:
  • WAHCONAH REGIONAL HIGH (Students: 787; Location: 150 WINDSOR RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dalton:
  • NESSACUS REGIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 584; Location: 35 FOX ROAD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • CRANEVILLE (Students: 479; Location: 71 PARK AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Dalton:
  • ST AGNES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 230; Location: 30 CARSON AVE; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Dalton:
  • DALTON FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $143,960; Location: 462 MAIN STREET; 39,426 books; 1,047 audio materials; 721 video materials; 81 serial subscriptions)

Dalton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dalton:
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WBEC (1420 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dalton:
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBRK-FM (101.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WTBR-FM (89.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: PITTSFIELD PUBLIC SCHL. COMMITTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Dalton:
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • W07AI (Channel 7; PITTSFIELD, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, 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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