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Population (year 2000): 16,159. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,222 (+0.4% change)
Males: 7,628 (47.2%), Females: 8,531 (52.8%)

Median resident age: 41.2 years
Median household income: $41,696 (year 2000)
Median house value: $132,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Fairhaven:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.9%)
  • Other race (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (33.3%), English (17.1%), French (15.6%), Irish (14.7%), French Canadian (8.5%), Polish (6.6%).

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Elevation: 15 feet

Fairhaven,

For population 25 years and over in Fairhaven

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairhaven town

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

5.7% Foreign born (3.9% Europe, 0.6% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Bedford, MA New (2.3 miles pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (49.0 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (216.9 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Bedford, MA New (2.3 miles MA (3.0 miles Acushnet, Center, MA (3.1 miles Acushnet Corner, MA (3.4 miles Bliss Mills, MA (5.5 miles Smith MA Mattapoisett, (6.2 miles Center, MA (7.2 miles Mattapoisett MA (8.7 miles Rochester,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 28 buildings, average cost: $107,300
  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2005: 71 buildings, average cost: $269,200

Latitude: 41.64 N, Longitude: 70.90 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.4%), Manufacturing (15.0%), Retail trade (13.4%).


 

Crime in Fairhaven by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 2 1 2 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 12.4 6.2 12.4 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 2 7 6 2 3
    per 100,000 6.2 12.4 43.3 37.1 12.4 18.6
Robberies 5 5 4 17 20 15
    per 100,000 30.9 30.9 24.8 105.2 123.8 92.8
Assaults 76 114 103 81 112 81
    per 100,000 470.3 705.5 637.4 501.3 693.1 501.3
Burglaries 192 172 184 141 203 155
    per 100,000 1188.2 1064.4 1138.7 872.6 1256.3 959.2
Thefts 234 351 345 340 330 306
    per 100,000 1448.1 2172.2 2135.0 2104.1 2042.2 1893.7
Auto thefts 24 16 29 28 32 31
    per 100,000 148.5 99.0 179.5 173.3 198.0 191.8
258.8 337.0 337.9 318.2 366.2 293.8


Average climate in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fairhaven,

Fairhaven-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the Fairhaven city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 35.0 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: William LeBaron Jenney - architect.


Hospitals/medical centers near Fairhaven:
  • SUNHEALTH SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOE MA (about 5 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA)
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 14 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 18 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fairhaven:
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 28 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 36 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • BARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLANDO FIELD (about 45 miles; HYANNIS, MA; ID: HYA)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fairhaven:
  • NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL (about 4 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA; ID: EWB)
  • MYRICKS (about 16 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 18 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairhaven:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 6 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,071)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 18 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 25 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 26 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 32 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 32 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
Public high school in Fairhaven:
  • FAIRHAVEN HIGH (Students: 678; Location: 12 HUTTLESTON AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fairhaven:
  • HASTINGS MIDDLE (Students: 602; Location: 30 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • ROGERS (Students: 262; Location: 100 PLEASANT STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • EAST FAIRHAVEN (Students: 255; Location: 2 NEW BOSTON RD; Grades: PK - 05)
  • OXFORD (Students: 233; Location: 347 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • LEROY WOOD (Students: 227; Location: 60 SCONTICUT NECK RD; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Fairhaven:
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 228; Location: 100 SPRING ST; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Fairhaven:
  • MILLICENT LIBRARY (Operating income: $493,881; Location: 45 CENTER ST.; 44,610 books; 3,917 audio materials; 2,094 video materials; 166 serial subscriptions)

Fairhaven compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairhaven:
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBH (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • 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)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairhaven:
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Fairhaven:
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)

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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