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Population (year 2000): 7,500. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,809 (+4.1% change)
Males: 3,625 (48.3%), Females: 3,875 (51.7%)

Median resident age: 37.5 years
Median household income: $57,015 (year 2000)
Median house value: $166,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Halifax:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Hispanic (0.5%)

Ancestries: Irish (35.8%), Italian (20.0%), English (16.9%), French (9.8%), German (8.0%), Polish (5.2%).

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Elevation: 90 feet

Halifax,

For population 25 years and over in Halifax

  • High school or higher: 91.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Halifax town

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 9.4%

2.1% Foreign born (0.9% Europe, 0.8% North America, 0.4% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (12.6 miles Brockton, pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (27.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (228.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.2 miles Plympton, MA (5.3 miles Hanson, MA (6.6 miles Pembroke, Bridgewater, MA (7.3 miles East MA (7.6 miles Bridgewater, Center, MA (7.8 miles Middleborough


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 41 buildings, average cost: $110,700
  • 1997: 84 buildings, average cost: $107,100
  • 1998: 41 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $88,400
  • 2000: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,600
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $147,800
  • 2002: 31 buildings, average cost: $157,700
  • 2003: 26 buildings, average cost: $174,000
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $200,500
  • 2005: 24 buildings, average cost: $191,600

Latitude: 41.99 N, Longitude: 70.86 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.0%), Retail trade (15.1%), Finance,insurance,real estate,and rental and leasing (10.5%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.2%).


 

Crime in Halifax by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 1 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 13.3 0.0
Rapes 1 0 1 2
    per 100,000 13.3 0.0 13.3 26.7
Robberies 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 13.3 0.0 0.0 13.3
Assaults 23 13 4 13
    per 100,000 306.7 173.3 53.3 173.3
Burglaries 32 21 10 15
    per 100,000 426.7 280.0 133.3 200.0
Thefts 49 32 31 23
    per 100,000 653.3 426.7 413.3 306.7
Auto thefts 8 12 8 14
    per 100,000 106.7 160.0 106.7 186.7
135.2 84.1 63.7 90.5


Average climate in Halifax, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Halifax-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 23.5 miles away from the Halifax 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 50.0 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 Halifax:
  • BROCKTON HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • CARITAS GOOD SAMARITAN MED CTR (about 14 miles; BROCKTON, MA)
  • SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; SOUTH WEYMOUTH, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Halifax:
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 27 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 43 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 44 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Halifax:
  • MONPONSETT POND (about 3 miles; HALIFAX, MA; ID: MA6)
  • CRANLAND (about 3 miles; HANSON, MA; ID: 28M)
  • PLYMOUTH MUNI (about 12 miles; PLYMOUTH, MA; ID: PYM)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Halifax:
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,843)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 12 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 17 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • QUINCY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; QUINCY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,528)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 21 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 26 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-BOSTON (about 27 miles; BOSTON, MA; FT enrollment: 9,248)
Public primary/middle school in Halifax:
  • HALIFAX ELEMENTARY (Students: 709; Location: 464 PLYMOUTH STREET; Grades: KG - 06)
Library in Halifax:
  • HOLMES PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $235,088; Location: 470 PLYMOUTH ST.; 27,297 books; 1,358 audio materials; 993 video materials; 85 serial subscriptions)

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Halifax:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBET (1460 AM; 5 kW; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: KJI BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVBF (1530 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLEBOROUGH CENTER, MA; Owner: STEVEN J. CALLAHAN)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Halifax:
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., 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.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)

TV broadcast stations around Halifax:
  • 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.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)

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