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Population (year 2000): 39,102. Estimated population in July 2005: 40,045 (+2.4% change)
Males: 18,659 (47.7%), Females: 20,443 (52.3%)

Median resident age: 34.1 years
Median household income: $37,004 (year 2000)
Median house value: $112,100 (year 2000)

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Races in Fitchburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (75.2%)
  • Hispanic (15.0%)
  • Other race (6.8%)
  • Black (3.6%)
  • Two or more races (3.1%)
  • Other Asian (3.0%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Vietnamese (0.5%)
(Total can be greater than 100% because Hispanics could be counted in other races)

Ancestries: French (18.6%), Irish (14.2%), French Canadian (12.0%), Italian (11.9%), English (8.2%), German (4.7%).

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Elevation: 482 feet

Land area: 27.8 square miles

Fitchburg,

For population 25 years and over in Fitchburg

  • High school or higher: 75.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fitchburg city

  • Never married: 31.0%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

8.3% Foreign born (2.6% Asia, 1.8% North America, 1.8% Latin America, 1.6% Europe).

Population change in the 1990s: -2,609 (-6.3%).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (21.4 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (52.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (194.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Leominster, (5.0 miles MA (5.5 miles Lunenburg, MA (7.0 miles Ashby, MA (7.7 miles Westminster, MA Ashburnham, (8.2 miles MA Townsend, (9.1 miles .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 81 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2002: 126 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2005: 163 buildings, average cost: $147,300

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 71.80 W

Area codes: 978, 508


Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (23.3%), Educational,health and social services (22.5%), Retail trade (13.1%).

Daytime population change due to commuting: -74 (-0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,242 (36.4%)


 

Crime in Fitchburg by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003
Murders 0 1 0 3 3
    per 100,000 0.0 2.6 0.0 7.7 7.7
Rapes 19 31 29 40 27
    per 100,000 48.6 79.3 74.2 102.3 69.1
Robberies 63 79 51 67 60
    per 100,000 161.1 202.0 130.4 171.3 153.4
Assaults 403 320 142 183 153
    per 100,000 1030.6 818.4 363.2 468.0 391.3
Burglaries 473 465 422 361 285
    per 100,000 1209.7 1189.2 1079.2 923.2 728.9
Thefts 1,209 1,026 969 915 719
    per 100,000 3091.9 2623.9 2478.1 2340.0 1838.8
Auto thefts 147 201 158 130 98
    per 100,000 375.9 514.0 404.1 332.5 250.6
512.3 487.9 348.4 378.4 304.2


Average climate in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Fitchburg,

Fitchburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.3 miles away from the Fitchburg city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Fitchburg:
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 5 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; GARDNER, MA)
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 14 miles; CLINTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Fitchburg:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • MANCHESTER (about 36 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 37 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Fitchburg:
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 5 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)
  • STERLING (about 12 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)
  • SHIRLEY (about 12 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)

Local government website:

Local government employment and payroll (March 2002)

Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Local Libraries 27 $65,780 $29,235 17 $18,332
Other Government Administration 43 $79,341 $22,141 0 $0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 519 $2,238,518 $51,757 134 $168,843
Police Protection - Officers 85 $366,530 $51,745 0 $0
Firefighters 97 $374,288 $46,303 0 $0
Water Supply 31 $83,373 $32,273 0 $0
Parks and Recreation 5 $9,587 $23,008 21 $6,044
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 94 $207,407 $26,477 78 $111,841
Sewerage 37 $146,941 $47,656 0 $0
Health 10 $39,301 $47,161 0 $0
Welfare 1 $3,511 $42,132 0 $0
Airports 9 $13,614 $18,152 0 $0
Streets and Highways 57 $106,485 $22,417 0 $0
Financial Administration 23 $78,792 $41,108 0 $0
Totals for Government 1038 $3,813,466 $44,086 250 $305,060


Colleges/Universities in Fitchburg:
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (Full-time enrollment: 3,660; Location: 160 PEARL ST; Public; Website: WWW.FSC.EDU; Offers Master's degree)
  • HENRIS SCHOOL OF HAIR DESIGN (FT enrollment: 25; Location: 276 WATER ST; Private, for-profit)
  • MONTACHUSETT REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL SCHOOL (Location: 1050 WESTMINSTER ST RTE 2A; Public)
Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fitchburg:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 14 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 23 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
Public high schools in Fitchburg:
  • MONTACHUSETT VOC TECH (Students: 1,167; Location: 1050 WESTMINSTER STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
  • NORTH CENTRAL CHARTER ESSENTIAL SCHOOL (Students: 305; Location: ONE OAK HILL ROAD; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high schools in Fitchburg:
  • ST BERNARD CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 563; Location: 45 HARVARD STREET; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 70; Location: 171 SOUTH ST; Grades: 7 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Fitchburg:
  • FITCHBURG HIGH (Students: 1,481; Location: 740 RICHARDSON RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • B F BROWN ARTS VISION SCHOOL (Students: 705; Location: 62 ACADEMY STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
  • SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 651; Location: 396 SOUTH STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • MEMORIAL INTERMEDIATE (Students: 611; Location: 615 ROLLSTONE STREET; Grades: 05 - 06)
  • REINGOLD ELEMENTARY (Students: 583; Location: 70 REINGOLD AVENUE; Grades: PK - 04)
  • ACADEMY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 537; Location: 98 ACADEMY STREET; Grades: 07 - 08)
  • MCKAY CAMPUS-FSC (Students: 440; Location: RINDGE RD; Grades: PK - 04)
  • CROCKER ELEMENTARY (Students: 408; Location: BIGELOW DR; Grades: 01 - 04)
  • GOODRICH KINDERGARTEN (Students: 227; Location: 55 GOODRICH STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SOUTH FITCHBURG ELC (Students: 114; Location: 1011 WATER STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Private primary/middle schools in Fitchburg:
  • APPLEWILD SCHOOL (Students: 298; Location: 120 PROSPECT ST; Grades: PK - 9)
  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 254; Location: 123 SALEM STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST BERNARD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 233; Location: 254 SUMMER STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST JOSEPH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 196; Location: 35 COLUMBUS STREET; Grades: PK - 8)
Library in Fitchburg:
  • FITCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,429,972; Location: 610 MAIN ST.; 167,750 books; 5,552 audio materials; 1,185 video materials; 286 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Fitchburg: Montachusett Industrial Park (A), Oak Hill Country Club (B), Parkhill Plaza (C), South Fitch Plaza (D), Town and Country Plaza (E), Twin City Plaza (F), Victory Plaza (G), Wallace Plaza (H), Central Plaza (I), John Fitch Plaza (J), Wallace Civic Center (K), Fitchburg Art Museum (L), Fay Club (M).

Shopping Centers: Park Hill Plaza Shopping Center (1), Twin City Plaza Shopping Center (2), Twin City Shopping Center (3), Valley West Shopping Center (4), Victory Plaza Shopping Center (5), Wallace Plaza Shopping Center (6), Central Valley Plaza Shopping Center (7).

Churches in Fitchburg include: West Fitchburg Methodist Church (A), Calvinistic Congregational Church (B), Unitarian Universalist Church (C), Trinity Congregational Church (D), Christ Church (E), Church of the Good Shepherd (F), Church of the Harvest (G), Church of the Living God (H).

Cemeteries: Laurel Hill Cemetery (1), Saint Bernards Cemetery (2), Forest Hill Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4).

Lakes and reservoirs: Saima Pond (A), Nichols Pond (B), Sheldon Pond (C), Snows Millpond (D), North Nashua River Reservoir (E), Scott Reservoir (F), Overlook Reservoir (G), Mirror Lake (H).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Falulah Brook (A), Sand Brook (B), Baker Brook (C), Scott Brook (D), Flag Brook (E), Whitman River (F), Phillips Brook (G), Pearl Hill Brook (H).

Parks in Fitchburg include: Coolidge Park (1), South Fitchburg Playground (2), Lowe Playground (3), Morgan Playground (4), Crocker Field (5), Caldwell Park (6), Falulah Park (7).

Post offices: Twin City Plaza Post Office (A), Fitchburg Post Office (B).


Fitchburg compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Fitchburg:
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fitchburg:
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPL (91.3 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, 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)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Fitchburg:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON 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.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, 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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