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Population (year 2000): 10,471. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,967 (+4.7% change)
Males: 5,094 (48.6%), Females: 5,377 (51.4%)

Median resident age: 36.4 years
Median household income: $55,039 (year 2000)
Median house value: $126,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Leicester:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • Black (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (24.6%), French (20.7%), English (12.9%), Italian (11.2%), French Canadian (7.3%), Swedish (6.3%).

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Elevation: 1009 feet

Leicester,

For population 25 years and over in Leicester

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Leicester town

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

4.5% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Africa, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (7.4 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (56.6 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (174.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (4.2 miles Ludlow, MA (4.7 miles Paxton, MA Spencer, (5.9 miles MA (6.2 miles Auburn, MA Worcester, (7.4 miles MA (8.0 miles Holden, MA Charlton, (8.7 miles


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 26 buildings, average cost: $95,400
  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $159,800

Latitude: 42.25 N, Longitude: 71.91 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (27.0%), Manufacturing (15.6%), Retail trade (10.5%).


 

Crime in Leicester by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 2 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 19.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 0 3 3 1 1
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 28.7 28.7 9.6 9.6
Robberies 0 1 1 2 3 3
    per 100,000 0.0 9.6 9.6 19.1 28.7 28.7
Assaults 4 8 6 20 9 17
    per 100,000 38.2 76.4 57.3 191.0 86.0 162.4
Burglaries 7 10 14 22 39 38
    per 100,000 66.9 95.5 133.7 210.1 372.5 362.9
Thefts 123 111 84 74 67 70
    per 100,000 1174.7 1060.1 802.2 706.7 639.9 668.5
Auto thefts 16 6 5 8 11 23
    per 100,000 152.8 57.3 47.8 76.4 105.1 219.7
90.6 71.8 71.1 104.5 89.7 114.6


Average climate in Leicester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leicester,

Leicester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 7% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.7 miles away from the Leicester city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Leicester:
  • FAIRLAWN REHABILITATION HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • ADCARE HOSPITAL OF WORCESTER INC (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • UMASS MEMORIAL MED CTR-UNIVERSITY CAMP (about 9 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Leicester:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 4 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 44 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 46 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Leicester:
  • SPENCER (about 4 miles; SPENCER, MA; ID: 60M)
  • OXFORD (about 9 miles; OXFORD, MA; ID: 43M)
  • SOUTHBRIDGE MUNI (about 14 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; ID: 3B0)

Amtrak station near Leicester:
  • 9 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leicester:
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 5 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 7 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 8 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 8 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; GARDNER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,023)
Public high school in Leicester:
  • LEICESTER HIGH (Students: 555; Location: 174 PAXTON STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Leicester:
  • LEICESTER MIDDLE (Students: 476; Location: 70 WINSLOW AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • LEICESTER PRIMARY SCHOOL (Students: 471; Location: 170 PAXTON STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • LEICESTER MEMORIAL ELEM (Students: 438; Location: 11 MEMORIAL SCH DR; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Leicester:
  • MCCAULEY NAZARETH HOME (Students: 20; Location: 77 MULBERRY; Grades: KG - 8; Boys only)
  • ARCHWAY INC (Students: 11; Location: 77 MULBERRY STREET; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Leicester:
  • LEICESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $143,123; Location: 1136 MAIN ST.; 27,861 books; 740 audio materials; 1,464 video materials; 88 serial subscriptions)

Leicester compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Leicester:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leicester:
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • 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.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCHC (88.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: TRUST OF THE COL OF THE HOLY CROSS)

TV broadcast stations around Leicester:
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)

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Source: City-Data.com


 

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