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Population (year 2000): 31,640. Estimated population in July 2005: 33,174 (+4.8% change)
Males: 15,380 (48.6%), Females: 16,260 (51.4%)

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Median resident age: 37.6 years
Median household income: $64,237 (year 2000)
Median house value: $195,500 (year 2000)

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Races in Shrewsbury:

  • White Non-Hispanic (88.1%)
  • Asian Indian (3.6%)
  • Chinese (2.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.6%)
  • Black (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Other race (0.7%)
  • Vietnamese (0.7%)

Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), Italian (18.7%), English (11.8%), French (8.8%), German (7.1%), United States (6.4%).

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Elevation: 668 feet

Shrewsbury,

For population 25 years and over in Shrewsbury

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 26.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Shrewsbury town

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

10.8% Foreign born (6.3% Asia, 2.6% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (6.5 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (42.9 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (187.2 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Northborough, (4.6 miles MA (4.7 miles Hamilton, MA Sunderland, (5.4 miles MA (6.4 miles Grafton, MA Worcester, (6.5 miles MA (6.7 miles Boylston, MA (6.8 miles Westborough,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 221 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 1997: 268 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 1998: 290 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1999: 243 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 184 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2001: 127 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2004: 76 buildings, average cost: $233,400
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $242,300

Latitude: 42.30 N, Longitude: 71.71 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.2%), Manufacturing (16.1%), Retail trade (12.9%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (12.0%).


 

Crime in Shrewsbury by Year

Type 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 1 2 3
    per 100,000 3.2 3.2 6.3 9.5
Robberies 3 4 11 17
    per 100,000 9.5 12.6 34.8 53.7
Assaults 7 13 21 18
    per 100,000 22.1 41.1 66.4 56.9
Burglaries 83 64 110 71
    per 100,000 262.3 202.3 347.7 224.4
Thefts 419 401 394 334
    per 100,000 1324.3 1267.4 1245.3 1055.6
Auto thefts 26 26 29 29
    per 100,000 82.2 82.2 91.7 91.7
86.4 84.7 107.7 96.6


Average climate in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Shrewsbury,

Shrewsbury-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Shrewsbury 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 9.5 miles away from the city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Marc Busenburg - NHL player (Tampa Bay Lightning, born: Dec 2, 1977), Brian Darcy - College basketball player (Harvard Crimson).


Hospitals/medical centers near Shrewsbury:
  • WORCESTER COUNTY HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; BOYLSTON, MA)
  • ST VINCENT HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA)
  • WORCESTER STATE HOSPITAL (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Shrewsbury:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 11 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 45 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
Other public-use airports nearest to Shrewsbury:
  • STERLING (about 10 miles; STERLING, MA; ID: 3B3)
  • OXFORD (about 14 miles; OXFORD, MA; ID: 43M)
  • MARLBORO (about 15 miles; MARLBORO, MA; ID: 9B1)

Amtrak station near Shrewsbury:
  • 7 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 Shrewsbury:
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 6 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 8 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 8 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)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 21 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,185)
Public high school in Shrewsbury:
  • SHREWSBURY SR HIGH (Students: 1,307; Location: 64 HOLDEN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Shrewsbury:
  • ST. JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,074; Location: 378 MAIN ST.; Grades: 9 - 12; Boys only)
Public primary/middle schools in Shrewsbury:
  • SHREWSBURY MIDDLE (Students: 1,311; Location: SHERWOOD AVENUE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • FLORAL STREET SCHOOL (Students: 941; Location: 57 FLORAL STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • SPRING STREET (Students: 476; Location: 123 SPRING STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • BEAL SCHOOL (Students: 464; Location: 1 MAPLE AVENUE; Grades: KG - 01)
  • CALVIN COOLIDGE (Students: 461; Location: 1 FLORENCE STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WALTER J PATON (Students: 441; Location: 58 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • PARKER ROAD PRESCHOOL (Students: 156; Location: 15 PARKER ROAD; Grades: PK - PK)
Private primary/middle schools in Shrewsbury:
  • LILLIPUT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTE (Students: 290; Location: 18 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: PK - 2)
  • ST MARY ELEM (Students: 247; Location: 16 SUMMER ST.; Grades: KG - 8)
  • MONTESSORI CENTER INC (Students: 231; Location: 55 OAK; Grades: PK - 6)
  • SHREWSBURY CHILDRENS CTR INC (Students: 104; Location: 138 NORTH QUINSIGAMOND AVE; Grades: PK - KG)
  • VIOLETTE VISIONS EARLY LRN CTR (Students: 60; Location: 314 GRAFTON STREET; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Shrewsbury:
  • SHREWSBURY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,071,061; Location: 609 MAIN ST.; 132,272 books; 5,892 audio materials; 3,524 video materials; 195 serial subscriptions)

Shrewsbury compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Shrewsbury:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shrewsbury:
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, 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.)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Shrewsbury:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • 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.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

To understand how the electorate votes by state, you have to understand the demographics of the cities and counties in each of those states. As pollsters, we try to keep all of the important variables such as income, gender, and race consistent.

Source: City-Data.com


 

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