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Population (year 2000): 6,175. Estimated population in July 2005: 6,665 (+7.9% change)
Males: 3,037 (49.2%), Females: 3,138 (50.8%)

Median resident age: 38.0 years
Median household income: $58,600 (year 2000)
Median house value: $153,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Dighton:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (33.3%), Irish (17.5%), English (15.0%), French (10.7%), Italian (9.8%), French Canadian (6.9%).

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Elevation: 19 feet

Dighton,

For population 25 years and over in Dighton

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dighton town

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

5.1% Foreign born (4.4% Europe, 0.6% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (6.3 miles Taunton, pop. 55,976).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (35.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (206.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (3.4 miles Berkley, MA (5.0 miles Somerset, MA (6.3 miles Taunton, MA (6.6 miles Swansea, River, MA Fall (8.2 miles Grove, MA (8.5 miles Ocean MA (9.1 miles Rehoboth,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 21 buildings, average cost: $149,500
  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $18,200
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $53,700
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $47,200
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $46,900

Latitude: 41.81 N, Longitude: 71.12 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (28.6%), Manufacturing (14.5%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Crime in Dighton (2001):
  • 0 murders (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 0 robberies (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 assaults (48.4 per 100,000)
  • 14 burglaries (225.7 per 100,000)
  • 56 thefts (902.6 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (112.8 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 70.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 330.8)

Average climate in Dighton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Dighton-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.2 miles away from the Dighton city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 43.4 miles away from the city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Dighton:
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 6 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • MORTON HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; TAUNTON, MA)
  • TAUNTON STATE HOSP (about 7 miles; TAUNTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dighton:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 22 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 38 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 47 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Dighton:
  • MYRICKS (about 8 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 10 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)
  • MANSFIELD MUNI (about 14 miles; MANSFIELD, MA; ID: 1B9)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dighton:
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 7 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,497)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 14 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 16 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 16 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 18 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
Public high school in Dighton:
  • BRISTOL COUNTY AGR HIGH (Students: 415; Location: 135 CENTER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Dighton:
  • DIGHTON ELEMENTARY (Students: 513; Location: 1250 SOMERSET AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • DIGHTON MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 419; Location: 1250R SOMERSET AVENUE; Grades: 05 - 08)
Library in Dighton:
  • DIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $111,173; Location: 395 MAIN ST.; 16,588 books; 372 audio materials; 686 video materials; 132 serial subscriptions)

Dighton compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Dighton:
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dighton:
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Dighton:
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • 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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