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Population (year 2000): 13,425. Estimated population in July 2005: 13,668 (+1.8% change)
Males: 6,517 (48.5%), Females: 6,908 (51.5%)

Median resident age: 39.7 years
Median household income: $56,364 (year 2000)
Median house value: $162,200 (year 2000)

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Races in Seekonk:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)
  • Chinese (0.6%)
  • Black (0.5%)
  • Other race (0.5%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (22.0%), Irish (21.4%), English (16.7%), French (14.4%), Italian (11.9%), French Canadian (6.4%).

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Elevation: 50 feet

Seekonk,

For population 25 years and over in Seekonk

  • High school or higher: 83.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Seekonk town

  • Never married: 21.1%
  • Now married: 64.8%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

7.6% Foreign born (6.0% Europe, 1.2% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: RI (5.3 miles Pawtucket, pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (39.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (193.0 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Providence, RI (1.7 miles East RI (4.6 miles Barrington, RI (5.3 miles Pawtucket, Seekonk, MA (5.8 miles North RI Providence, (5.9 miles MA (6.4 miles Rehoboth, RI (6.6 miles Warren,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 39 buildings, average cost: $173,200
  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $178,700
  • 1998: 24 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 1999: 30 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2000: 35 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2001: 37 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $206,400
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $178,800
  • 2005: 43 buildings, average cost: $233,800

Latitude: 41.81 N, Longitude: 71.34 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.9%), Manufacturing (18.8%), Retail trade (13.0%).


 

Crime in Seekonk by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 3 5 2 5 7
    per 100,000 22.3 22.3 37.2 14.9 37.2 52.1
Robberies 5 3 3 3 8 6
    per 100,000 37.2 22.3 22.3 22.3 59.6 44.7
Assaults 96 71 20 39 29 42
    per 100,000 715.1 528.9 149.0 290.5 216.0 312.8
Burglaries 67 54 73 91 84 63
    per 100,000 499.1 402.2 543.8 677.8 625.7 469.3
Thefts 542 558 569 484 469 454
    per 100,000 4037.2 4156.4 4238.4 3605.2 3493.5 3381.8
Auto thefts 66 53 42 38 49 36
    per 100,000 491.6 394.8 312.8 283.1 365.0 268.2
398.9 347.4 284.0 285.1 288.7 286.4


Average climate in Seekonk, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Seekonk,

Seekonk-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.2 miles away from the Seekonk 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 19.2 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 Seekonk:
  • EMMA PENDLETON BRADLEY HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; RIVERSIDE, RI)
  • BUTLER HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • MIRIAM HOSPITAL (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Seekonk:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 9 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 44 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 46 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Seekonk:
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)
  • NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 13 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; ID: SFZ)
  • QUONSET STATE (about 17 miles; NORTH KINGSTOWN, RI; ID: OQU)

Amtrak station near Seekonk:
  • 6 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.). Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Seekonk:
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 5 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 7,460)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 6 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 6 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 8 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
  • PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 8 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 4,456)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 10 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • COMMUNITY COLLEGE OF RHODE ISLAND (about 11 miles; WARWICK, RI; FT enrollment: 8,650)
Public high school in Seekonk:
  • SEEKONK HIGH (Students: 715; Location: 261 ARCADE AVENUE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Seekonk:
  • DR. KEVIN M. HURLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 650 NEWMAN AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • GEORGE R MARTIN (Students: 409; Location: 445 COLE STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • NORTH (Students: 357; Location: 2 NORTH STREET; Grades: PK - 05)
  • MILDRED AITKEN SCHOOL (Students: 269; Location: 165 NEWMAN AVENUE; Grades: KG - 05)
Private primary/middle schools in Seekonk:
  • EAST BAY CORPORATE KIDS INC (Students: 78; Location: 1334 FALL RIVER AVENUE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • SEEKONK CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 63; Location: 95 SAGAMORE ROAD; Grades: KG - 8)
Library in Seekonk:
  • SEEKONK PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $601,001; Location: 410 NEWMAN AVE.; 70,868 books; 4,547 audio materials; 5,618 video materials; 245 serial subscriptions)

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Seekonk:
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WRIB (1220 AM; 1 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARL (1320 AM; 5 kW; ATTLEBORO, MA; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Seekonk:
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WELH (88.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: THE WHEELER SCHOOL)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WDOM (91.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: PROVIDENCE COLLEGE)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Seekonk:
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

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