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Population (year 2000): 8,359. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,763 (+4.8% change)
Males: 4,125 (49.3%), Females: 4,234 (50.7%)

Median resident age: 38.5 years
Median household income: $52,030 (year 2000)
Median house value: $132,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Monson:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (20.4%), French (18.5%), Polish (16.5%), English (12.8%), Italian (11.5%), French Canadian (9.5%).Massachusetts

Elevation: 407 feet

Monson,

For population 25 years and over in Monson

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Monson town

  • Never married: 25.0%
  • Now married: 58.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.8%

5.4% Foreign born (3.3% Europe, 1.8% Asia).


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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Springfield, (15.7 miles pop. 152,082).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (85.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (146.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Center, MA (0.6 miles Monson MA (3.7 miles Palmer, Rivers, MA (6.0 miles Three MA (7.1 miles Hampden, MA (7.1 miles Wales, MA (7.4 miles Bondsville, MA (8.2 miles Brimfield,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 30 buildings, average cost: $53,500
  • 1997: 36 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1998: 46 buildings, average cost: $108,800
  • 1999: 46 buildings, average cost: $175,000
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $155,700
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2004: 49 buildings, average cost: $354,000
  • 2005: 35 buildings, average cost: $300,000

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 72.32 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.1%), Manufacturing (20.5%).


 

Crime in Monson by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 2 2 3
    per 100,000 0.0 23.9 23.9 35.9
Robberies 2 0 1 1
    per 100,000 23.9 0.0 12.0 12.0
Assaults 34 24 18 16
    per 100,000 406.7 287.1 215.3 191.4
Burglaries 27 37 51 28
    per 100,000 323.0 442.6 610.1 335.0
Thefts 80 76 74 76
    per 100,000 957.1 909.2 885.3 909.2
Auto thefts 7 13 16 13
    per 100,000 83.7 155.5 191.4 155.5
156.1 146.8 149.7 128.5

Average climate in Monson, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Monson-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 3% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.4 miles away from the Monson city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 tornado 27.3 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 Monson:
  • WING MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PALMER, MA)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT)
  • HEALTHSOUTH HOSP OF WESTERN MA (about 12 miles; LUDLOW, MA)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Monson:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 16 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 27 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 27 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Monson:
  • METROPOLITAN (about 8 miles; PALMER, MA; ID: PMX)
  • ELLINGTON (about 16 miles; ELLINGTON, CT; ID: 7B9)
  • SOUTHBRIDGE MUNI (about 20 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; ID: 3B0)

Amtrak station near Monson:
  • 19 miles: SPRINGFIELD (66 LYMAN ST.). Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities, snack bar, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Monson:
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 14 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,285)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 16 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 21 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 23 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 27 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
Public high school in Monson:
  • MONSON HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 390; Location: 55 MARGARET STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Monson:
  • QUARRY HILL COMM (Students: 649; Location: 43 MARGARET STREET; Grades: PK - 04)
  • GRANITE VALLEY MIDDLE (Students: 505; Location: 21 THOMPSON STREET; Grades: 05 - 08)
Library in Monson:
  • MONSON FREE LIBRARY & READING ROOM (Operating income: $345,208; Location: 2 HIGH ST.; 29,998 books; 723 audio materials; 913 video materials; 149 serial subscriptions)

Monson compared to Massachusetts 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 Monson:
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSPR (1270 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: ANTONIO F. AND HELENA R. GOIS, TENANTS BY THE ENTIRETY)
Strongest FM radio stations in Monson:
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
TV broadcast stations around Monson:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

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