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Population (year 2000): 8,489. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,408 (-1.0% change)
Males: 4,031 (47.5%), Females: 4,458 (52.5%)

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $33,750 (year 2000)
Median house value: $113,400 (year 2000)

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Races in Montague:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.8%)
  • Hispanic (2.6%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)
  • Black (0.8%)
  • Other race (0.7%)

Ancestries: Polish (21.1%), French (16.8%), English (14.6%), Irish (14.3%), German (9.2%), French Canadian (6.6%).

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Elevation: 235 feet

Montague,

For population 25 years and over in Montague

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.8%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montague town

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 50.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

4.1% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.2% Asia, 0.5% Latin America, 0.5% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA (25.5 miles Chicopee, pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (100.5 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (158.3 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Falls, MA (4.2 miles Millers Falls, MA Turners (4.6 miles MA Deerfield, (4.9 miles MA Greenfield, (5.9 miles Deerfield, MA South (6.0 miles MA (6.2 miles Leverett, MA (7.6 miles Gill,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 12 buildings, average cost: $88,700
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 1998: 15 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $109,800
  • 2000: 15 buildings, average cost: $128,600
  • 2001: 13 buildings, average cost: $131,600
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2003: 18 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2004: 11 buildings, average cost: $176,600
  • 2005: 19 buildings, average cost: $160,000

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 72.54 W

Area code: 413

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (33.1%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Retail trade (12.8%).

Crime in Montague (2004):
  • 1 murder (11.9 per 100,000)
  • 0 rapes (0.0 per 100,000)
  • 3 robberies (35.6 per 100,000)
  • 69 burglaries (818.5 per 100,000)
  • 66 thefts (782.9 per 100,000)
  • 7 auto thefts (83.0 per 100,000)
  • crime index = 34.9 (higher means more crime, US average = 315.1)

Average climate in Montague, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.5 miles away from the Montague city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category 4 tornado 35.4 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.


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Hospitals/medical centers near Montague:
  • FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER (about 7 miles; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • UNIVERSITY HEALTH SERVICES (about 12 miles; AMHERST, MA)
  • COOLEY DICKINSON HOSPITAL INC,THE (about 17 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Montague:
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 25 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BARNES MUNI (about 29 miles; WESTFIELD/SPRINGFIELD, MA; ID: BAF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 43 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Montague:
  • TURNERS FALLS (about 4 miles; MONTAGUE, MA; ID: 0B5)
  • NORTHAMPTON (about 16 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; ID: 7B2)
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 18 miles; ORANGE, MA; ID: ORE)

Amtrak station near Montague:
  • 12 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.). Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montague:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-AMHERST (about 14 miles; AMHERST, MA; Full-time enrollment: 21,468)
  • SMITH COLLEGE (about 17 miles; NORTHAMPTON, MA; FT enrollment: 3,053)
  • MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; SOUTH HADLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,029)
  • HOLYOKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; HOLYOKE, MA; FT enrollment: 3,747)
  • WESTERN NEW ENGLAND COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 3,285)
  • SPRINGFIELD COLLEGE (about 29 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,176)
  • SPRINGFIELD TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; SPRINGFIELD, MA; FT enrollment: 4,026)
Public high school in Montague:
  • TURNERS FALL HIGH (Students: 395; Location: 222 TURNPIKE RD; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle school in Montague:
  • MONTAGUE CENTER (Students: 76; Location: 15 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: PK - 03)

Montague compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Montague:
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WHMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montague:
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MA; Owner: TRUATEES OF DEERFIELD ACADEMY)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Montague:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)

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