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Population (year 2000): 9,198. Estimated population in July 2005: 9,285 (+0.9% change)
Males: 4,561 (49.6%), Females: 4,637 (50.4%)

Median resident age: 35.4 years
Median household income: $61,745 (year 2000)
Median house value: $159,700 (year 2000)

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Races in Townsend:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.2%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Black (0.7%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (27.0%), English (17.5%), Italian (14.5%), French (12.9%), French Canadian (9.0%), German (7.8%).

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Elevation: 315 feet

Land area: 1.7 square miles

Townsend,

For population 25 years and over in Townsend

  • High school or higher: 91.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.7%
  • Unemployed: 4.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 36.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Townsend town

  • Never married: 25.3%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 4.2%
  • Divorced: 7.1%

3.7% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.4% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: NH (16.5 miles Nashua, pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (48.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (203.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Townsend, (0.0 miles MA (5.2 miles Lunenburg, NH (5.7 miles Brookline, NH (6.8 miles Mason, MA (7.9 miles Ashby, MA (8.1 miles Pepperell, .


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 38 buildings, average cost: $126,000
  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $182,700

Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 71.71 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.8%), Educational,health and social services (17.9%), Retail trade (10.8%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.5%).


 

Crime in Townsend by Year

Type 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 1 0 0
    per 100,000 10.9 0.0 0.0
Robberies 1 0 0
    per 100,000 10.9 0.0 0.0
Assaults 1 4 1
    per 100,000 10.9 43.5 10.9
Burglaries 7 11 14
    per 100,000 76.1 119.6 152.2
Thefts 18 23 20
    per 100,000 195.7 250.1 217.4
Auto thefts 4 2 6
    per 100,000 43.5 21.7 65.2
26.4 28.8 26.7


Average climate in Townsend, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Townsend-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.5 miles away from the Townsend city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.5 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Townsend:
  • HEALTH ALLIANCE HOSPITALS INC (about 11 miles; LEOMINSTER, MA)
  • DEACONESS - NASHOBA HOSPITAL (about 12 miles; AYER, MA)
  • CLINTON HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 18 miles; CLINTON, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Townsend:
  • MANCHESTER (about 27 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 30 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 33 miles; BEDFORD, MA; ID: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Townsend:
  • FITCHBURG MUNI (about 9 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; ID: FIT)
  • SHIRLEY (about 12 miles; SHIRLEY, MA; ID: 9B4)
  • BOIRE FIELD (about 16 miles; NASHUA, NH; ID: ASH)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 10 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,660)
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; GARDNER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY (about 23 miles; WALTHAM, MA; FT enrollment: 4,444)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-LOWELL (about 26 miles; LOWELL, MA; FT enrollment: 8,373)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 29 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 29 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
Public high school in Townsend:
  • NORTH MIDDLESEX REG (Students: 1,225; Location: 19 MAIN STREET; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Townsend:
  • HAWTHORNE BROOK (Students: 603; Location: 64 BROOKLINE RD; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • SPAULDING MEMORIAL (Students: 436; Location: 1 WHITCOMB STREET; Grades: PK - 02)
  • SQUANNACOOK (Students: 429; Location: 66 BROOKLINE RD; Grades: 03 - 05)
Private primary/middle school in Townsend:
  • RAINBOW PRESCHOOL - CHILD CARE (Students: 10; Location: 27 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Townsend:
  • TOWNSEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $162,490; Location: 276 MAIN ST.; 27,676 books; 795 audio materials; 1,514 video materials; 40 serial subscriptions)

Notable locations in Townsend: Townsend Town Hall (A), Townsend Public Library (B).

Churches in Townsend include: Townsend United Methodist Church (A), Townsend Congregational Church (B).

Cemeteries: Townsend Center Cemetery (1), Hillside Cemetery (2), Center Cemetery (3).

Post office: (A).  


Townsend compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Townsend:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Townsend:
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Townsend:
  • 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)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)

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