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Population (year 2000): 15,901. Estimated population in July 2005: 16,250 (+2.2% change)
Males: 7,825 (49.2%), Females: 8,076 (50.8%)

Median resident age: 40.5 years
Median household income: $52,524 (year 2000)
Median house value: $140,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Swansea:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: Portuguese (37.2%), Irish (18.7%), French (18.6%), English (14.2%), French Canadian (8.2%), Italian (6.0%).

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Elevation: 22 feet

Swansea,

For population 25 years and over in Swansea

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swansea town

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

8.1% Foreign born (6.7% Europe).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: River, MA Fall (4.6 miles pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (40.3 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (200.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Grove, MA (1.9 miles Ocean MA (2.5 miles Somerset, River, MA Fall (4.6 miles RI (6.5 miles Warren, RI Tiverton, (6.5 miles MA (6.6 miles Dighton,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 43 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $150,400

Latitude: 41.75 N, Longitude: 71.19 W

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Manufacturing (16.2%), Retail trade (13.7%).


 

Crime in Swansea by Year

Type 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 1 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 6.3 0.0 0.0
Rapes 0 5 7 1 3 2
    per 100,000 0.0 31.4 44.0 6.3 18.9 12.6
Robberies 8 3 4 6 8 7
    per 100,000 50.3 18.9 25.2 37.7 50.3 44.0
Assaults 106 108 N/A N/A 33 31
    per 100,000 666.6 679.2 N/A N/A 207.5 195.0
Burglaries 96 59 64 41 49 34
    per 100,000 603.7 371.0 402.5 257.8 308.2 213.8
Thefts 243 266 246 260 213 227
    per 100,000 1528.2 1672.9 1547.1 1635.1 1339.5 1427.6
Auto thefts 36 41 39 39 36 28
    per 100,000 226.4 257.8 245.3 245.3 226.4 176.1
269.9 267.6 N/A N/A 157.4 143.4


Average climate in Swansea, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Swansea,

Swansea-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the Swansea city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.4 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 Swansea:
  • DR JOHN C CORRIGAN MENTAL HEALTH CTR (about 5 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPITAL GROUP INC (about 5 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • ST ANNES HOSPITAL CORPORATION (about 9 miles; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Swansea:
  • THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 16 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: PVD)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 44 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 48 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Swansea:
  • MYRICKS (about 14 miles; BERKLEY, MA; ID: 1M8)
  • DOWNTOWN PROVIDENCE HELISTOP (about 16 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; ID: RI9)
  • TAUNTON MUNI (about 16 miles; TAUNTON, MA; ID: TAN)

Amtrak station near Swansea:
  • 17 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 Swansea:
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 5 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,497)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 7 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • BROWN UNIVERSITY (about 16 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 7,460)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 16 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; FT enrollment: 6,071)
  • JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY (about 17 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,218)
  • RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN (about 17 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 2,086)
  • RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 19 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; FT enrollment: 6,208)
Public high school in Swansea:
  • JOSEPH CASE HIGH (Students: 649; Location: 70 SCHOOL STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Private high school in Swansea:
  • NEW ENGLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 325; Location: 271 SHARPS LOT ROAD; Grades: KG - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Swansea:
  • JOSEPH CASE JR HIGH (Students: 529; Location: 195 MAIN STREET; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • MARK G HOYLE ELEM (Students: 279; Location: 70 COMMUNITY LANE; Grades: PK - 02)
  • ELIZABETH S BROWN (Students: 270; Location: 29 GARDNER'S NECK RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • JOSEPH G LUTHER (Students: 237; Location: 100 PEARSE RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
  • GARDNER (Students: 224; Location: 10 CHURCH STREET; Grades: KG - 02)
Private primary/middle schools in Swansea:
  • STEVENS CHILDRENS HOME (Students: 33; Location: 24 MAIN PO BOX 222; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
  • SWANSEA WOOD SCHOOL (Students: 25; Location: 789 STEVENS RD; Grades: UG - UG)
Library in Swansea:
  • SWANSEA FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $211,693; Location: 69 MAIN ST.; 60,820 books; 1,159 audio materials; 2,156 video materials; 147 serial subscriptions)

Swansea compared to Massachusetts 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 Swansea:
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: SNE BROADCASTING, LTD.(A MASS. CORP))
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swansea:
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; 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)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, 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.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Swansea:
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, 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.)
  • 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)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

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