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Population (year 2000): 9,611. Estimated population in July 2005: 10,104 (+5.1% change)
Males: 4,766 (49.6%), Females: 4,845 (50.4%)

Median resident age: 35.0 years
Median household income: $43,750 (year 2000)
Median house value: $109,600 (year 2000)

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Races in Winchendon:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.0%)
  • Hispanic (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Other race (0.9%)
  • American Indian (0.9%)
  • Black (0.8%)

Ancestries: French (25.2%), Irish (14.9%), French Canadian (13.0%), English (10.9%), Italian (9.5%), German (6.8%).

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Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 2.3 square miles

Winchendon,

For population 25 years and over in Winchendon

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.3%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Winchendon town

  • Never married: 24.4%
  • Now married: 55.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

2.9% Foreign born (1.7% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.3% Asia, 0.3% Latin America).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (33.2 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (70.4 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (187.8 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA (0.0 miles Winchendon, NH Rindge, (5.3 miles MA (5.5 miles Baldwinville, MA Gardner, (8.5 miles NH (8.9 miles Jaffrey, MA Templeton, (9.0 miles Ashburnham, MA (9.3 miles South


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 68 buildings, average cost: $93,500
  • 1997: 56 buildings, average cost: $85,500
  • 1998: 78 buildings, average cost: $116,200
  • 1999: 61 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2000: 34 buildings, average cost: $124,700
  • 2001: 56 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $120,700
  • 2003: 47 buildings, average cost: $121,200
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $125,900
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $125,900

Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 72.05 W

Area code: 978

Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (29.7%), Educational,health and social services (19.4%).


 

Crime in Winchendon by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 1 0 0 0
    per 100,000 10.4 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 6 1 2 5
    per 100,000 62.4 10.4 20.8 52.0
Robberies 4 5 4 1
    per 100,000 41.6 52.0 41.6 10.4
Assaults 84 75 34 57
    per 100,000 874.0 780.4 353.8 593.1
Burglaries 97 68 74 75
    per 100,000 1009.3 707.5 770.0 780.4
Thefts 149 128 97 108
    per 100,000 1550.3 1331.8 1009.3 1123.7
Auto thefts 28 26 26 17
    per 100,000 291.3 270.5 270.5 176.9
378.6 300.3 207.5 256.3


Average climate in Winchendon, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Winchendon-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.1 miles away from the Winchendon city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Winchendon:
  • HEYWOOD HOSPITAL (about 9 miles; GARDNER, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; ATHOL, MA)
  • MONADNOCK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; PETERBOROUGH, NH)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Winchendon:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 32 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • MANCHESTER (about 46 miles; MANCHESTER, NH; ID: MHT)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 49 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
Other public-use airports nearest to Winchendon:
  • JAFFREY AIRPORT-SILVER RANCH (about 9 miles; JAFFREY, NH; ID: AFN)
  • GARDNER MUNI (about 11 miles; GARDNER, MA; ID: GDM)
  • ORANGE MUNI (about 19 miles; ORANGE, MA; ID: ORE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Winchendon:
  • MOUNT WACHUSETT COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 9 miles; GARDNER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE (about 19 miles; FITCHBURG, MA; FT enrollment: 3,660)
  • KEENE STATE COLLEGE (about 23 miles; KEENE, NH; FT enrollment: 4,049)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 31 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 32 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 33 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 33 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
Public high school in Winchendon:
  • MURDOCK MIDDLE/HIGH (Students: 792; Location: 3 MEMORIAL DRIVE; Grades: 07 - 12)
Private high school in Winchendon:
  • THE WINCHENDON SCHOOL (Students: 136; Location: 172 ASH STREET; Grades: 8 - 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Winchendon:
  • MEMORIAL (Students: 645; Location: 32 ELMWOOD RD; Grades: PK - 03)
  • TOY TOWN ELEM (Students: 440; Location: 175 GROVE STREET; Grades: 04 - 06)
Library in Winchendon:
  • BEALS MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $158,016; Location: 50 PLEASANT ST.; 38,023 books; 292 audio materials; 869 video materials; 60 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Winchendon Town Hall (A).

Shopping Centers: Wichendon Shopping Center (1), Winchendon Shopping Center (2).

Church in Winchendon: Church of the Unity (A).

Cemeteries: Calvary Cemetery (1), Old Center Cemetery (2).

Reservoirs: Hunts Pond (A), Millers River Reservoir (B), Whitney Pond (C), Tannery Pond (D).

River: North Branch Millers River (A).

Park in Winchendon: Hyde Park (1).

Post office: (A).  


Winchendon compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Winchendon:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WGAW (1340 AM; 1 kW; GARDNER, MA; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Winchendon:
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKNE (103.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WEVN (90.7 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WTPL (107.7 FM; HILLSBORO, NH; Owner: CONCORD BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W293AB (106.5 FM; KEENE, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Winchendon:
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)

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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