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Population (year 2000): 20,335. Estimated population in July 2005: 21,296 (+4.7% change)
Males: 9,716 (47.8%), Females: 10,619 (52.2%)

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $40,422 (year 2000)
Median house value: $121,900 (year 2000)

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Races in Wareham:

  • White Non-Hispanic (86.8%)
  • Other race (5.2%)
  • Two or more races (3.4%)
  • Black (2.9%)
  • Hispanic (1.4%)
  • American Indian (1.1%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), English (16.0%), Italian (12.5%), Portuguese (9.0%), French (8.6%), Subsaharan African (7.7%).

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Elevation: 20 feet

Wareham,

For population 25 years and over in Wareham

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Wareham town

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

3.5% Foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.7% Africa, 0.6% North America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Plymouth, (13.9 miles pop. 51,701).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (46.2 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (231.4 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Center, MA (1.2 miles Wareham MA (1.9 miles Weweantic, Wareham, MA (2.8 miles West MA Onset, (4.2 miles Center, MA (5.1 miles Marion MA (5.2 miles Marion, Island Shores, MA (6.1 miles White MA (7.1 miles Rochester,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 49 buildings, average cost: $93,200
  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 114 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 116 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2005: 112 buildings, average cost: $144,500

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 70.72 W

Area code: 508

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (19.6%), Retail trade (13.8%), Manufacturing (10.8%).


 

Crime in Wareham by Year

Type 2000 2001 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 1
    per 100,000 4.9 0.0 0.0 4.9
Rapes 4 8 13 8
    per 100,000 19.7 39.3 63.9 39.3
Robberies 7 6 6 10
    per 100,000 34.4 29.5 29.5 49.2
Assaults N/A N/A N/A N/A
    per 100,000 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Burglaries 158 194 235 178
    per 100,000 777.0 954.0 1155.6 875.3
Thefts 465 512 386 384
    per 100,000 2286.7 2517.8 1898.2 1888.4
Auto thefts 44 57 70 51
    per 100,000 216.4 280.3 344.2 250.8
N/A N/A N/A N/A


Average climate in Wareham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Wareham,

Wareham-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 38.4 miles away from the Wareham city center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1970, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the city center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


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Birthplace of: Geena Davis - (born 1956), actress, Stephen Cooper - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Jun 19, 1979).


Hospitals/medical centers near Wareham:
  • CAPE COD & ISLANDS MENTAL HLTH CTR (about 9 miles; POCASSET, MA)
  • JORDAN HOSPITAL INC (about 12 miles; PLYMOUTH, MA)
  • SUNHEALTH SPECIALTY HOSPITAL OF SOE MA (about 16 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Wareham:
  • MARTHAS VINEYARD (about 28 miles; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; ID: MVY)
  • BARNSTABLE MUNI-BOARDMAN/POLANDO FIELD (about 33 miles; HYANNIS, MA; ID: HYA)
  • GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (about 45 miles; BOSTON, MA; ID: BOS)
Other public-use airports nearest to Wareham:
  • PLYMOUTH MUNI (about 10 miles; PLYMOUTH, MA; ID: PYM)
  • OTIS ANGB (about 17 miles; FALMOUTH, MA; ID: FMH)
  • NEW BEDFORD REGIONAL (about 18 miles; NEW BEDFORD, MA; ID: EWB)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wareham:
  • UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS-DARTMOUTH (about 21 miles; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,071)
  • BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE (about 24 miles; BRIDGEWATER, MA; FT enrollment: 6,843)
  • BRISTOL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; FALL RIVER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,497)
  • MASSASOIT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 30 miles; BROCKTON, MA; FT enrollment: 4,161)
  • STONEHILL COLLEGE (about 33 miles; EASTON, MA; FT enrollment: 2,374)
  • ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY (about 39 miles; BRISTOL, RI; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • BABSON COLLEGE (about 39 miles; WELLESLEY, MA; FT enrollment: 2,659)
Public high school in Wareham:
  • WAREHAM SENIOR HIGH (Students: 954; Location: 7 VIKING DRIVE; Grades: 09 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Wareham:
  • WAREHAM MIDDLE (Students: 895; Location: 4 VIKING DRIVE; Grades: 06 - 08)
  • JOHN WILLIAM DECAS (Students: 747; Location: 760 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - 05)
  • MINOT FOREST (Students: 510; Location: 63 MINOT AVENUE; Grades: 01 - 05)
  • WEST WAREHAM SCHOOL (Students: 94; Location: 1073 MAIN STREET; Grades: KG - KG)
Library in Wareham:
  • WAREHAM FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $637,280; Location: 59 MARION ROAD; 75,981 books; 1,945 audio materials; 1,979 video materials; 143 serial subscriptions)

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

Strongest AM radio stations in Wareham:
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wareham:
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWTA (88.5 FM; MARION, MA; Owner: TABOR ACADEMY)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WQRC (99.9 FM; BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATION LTD. PNR/SHP II)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Wareham:
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, 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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