Acton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 21,924.
Population change since 2000: +7.8%
 
Males: 10,754  (49.1%)
Females: 11,170  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

41.9 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01720.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $148,469 (it was $91,624 in 2000)
Acton:

$148,469
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $67,204 (it was $41,901 in 2000)

Acton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $665,377 (it was $317,800 in 2000)
Acton:

$665,377
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $591,306; detached houses: $624,642; townhouses or other attached units: $582,852; in 2-unit structures: $505,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,078; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,031; mobile homes: $95,409
March 2019 cost of living index in Acton: 150.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Acton, MA (2010)
    • 16,55575.5%White alone
    • 4,06218.5%Asian alone
    • 5602.6%Hispanic
    • 3401.6%Two or more races
    • 2321.1%Black alone
    • 1590.7%Other race alone
    • 130.06%American Indian alone
    • 30.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Acton detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Acton, Massachusetts as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Acton is 10,962 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Acton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(9.7)
6
(29.0)
3
(14.5)
5
(24.0)
2
(9.5)
2
(9.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(17.9)
1
(4.4)
2
(8.6)
2
(8.5)
3
(12.6)
1
(4.2)
7
(29.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
3
(14.5)
4
(19.4)
2
(9.6)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
2
(9.1)
1
(4.5)
2
(8.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
2
(8.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.7)
23
(111.5)
14
(67.3)
11
(52.1)
20
(94.8)
31
(140.5)
18
(80.5)
5
(21.9)
15
(64.7)
20
(84.8)
20
(84.1)
21
(87.7)
16
(66.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
40
(194.1)
58
(280.4)
34
(164.9)
46
(221.2)
31
(146.9)
43
(203.9)
23
(104.3)
37
(165.6)
31
(135.5)
27
(116.4)
61
(258.8)
23
(96.8)
33
(137.9)
27
(112.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
203
(985.3)
300
(1,450)
243
(1,179)
223
(1,072)
131
(620.7)
167
(791.8)
173
(784.3)
202
(903.8)
144
(629.6)
147
(633.8)
156
(661.8)
141
(593.2)
134
(559.8)
125
(520.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(38.8)
14
(67.7)
6
(29.1)
4
(19.2)
5
(23.7)
7
(33.2)
5
(22.7)
2
(8.9)
3
(13.1)
5
(21.6)
7
(29.7)
5
(21.0)
3
(12.5)
4
(16.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.9)
5
(24.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)65.3112.5100.895.556.486.171.380.246.255.172.067.555.277.4

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Acton, MA

Crime rate in Acton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 54 (43 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Acton, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (20.5%), English (15.8%), Italian (13.2%), German (11.1%), French (5.7%), Polish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1735

Elevation: 260 feet

Land area: 20.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,098 people per square mile   (low).

Acton, Massachusetts map

2,915 residents are foreign born (7.6% Asia, 4.0% Europe, 1.6% Latin America).

This town:

14.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Acton town:

1.5% ($4,856)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Framingham, MA (12.3 miles , pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (21.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (168.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

West Concord, MA (1.6 miles ),
Maynard, MA (1.8 miles ),
Boxborough, MA (1.9 miles ),
Concord, MA (1.9 miles ),
Littleton Common, MA (2.1 miles ),
Littleton, MA (2.2 miles ),
Stow, MA (2.3 miles ),
Carlisle, MA (2.4 miles )

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 71.44 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Acton, MA in 2017
Acton satellite photo by USGS

Acton tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 100 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 1998: 73 buildings, average cost: $138,000
  • 1999: 92 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2000: 96 buildings, average cost: $152,700
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2002: 42 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2003: 30 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2004: 30 buildings, average cost: $219,900
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $183,800
  • 2006: 71 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2007: 70 buildings, average cost: $230,900
  • 2008: 49 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2009: 32 buildings, average cost: $254,500
  • 2010: 48 buildings, average cost: $194,500
  • 2011: 62 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2012: 59 buildings, average cost: $245,800
  • 2013: 83 buildings, average cost: $218,200
  • 2014: 87 buildings, average cost: $253,700
  • 2015: 55 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2016: 64 buildings, average cost: $312,900
  • 2017: 15 buildings, average cost: $311,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Acton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Acton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.2%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Acton, MA
Historical housing units in Acton, MA
Most common industries in Acton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (20.0%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (8.4%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.2%)
  • Construction (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (23.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (11.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Construction (4.8%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.3%)
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (3.2%)
  • Social assistance (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Acton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (11.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Engineers (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Top executives (4.1%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (14.4%)
  • Engineers (8.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.4%)
  • Top executives (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.2%)

Average climate in Acton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Acton, Massachusetts average temperatures Acton, Massachusetts average precipitation Acton, Massachusetts humidity Acton, Massachusetts wind speed Acton, Massachusetts snowfall Acton, Massachusetts sunshine Acton, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 75.7. This is about average.

City:

75.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.249. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.249
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 10.3. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.3
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.543. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.543
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.29
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Acton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.9 miles away from the Acton town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Acton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 178.3 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 71.2 miles away from Acton center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 179.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 240.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.6 miles away from Acton center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 165.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Acton topographic map

Main business address for: PSYCHEMEDICS CORP (SERVICES-MEDICAL LABORATORIES), KADANT INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY (NO METALWORKING MACHINERY)).

Hospitals and medical centers in Acton:

  • ACTON PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING SE (472 MAIN STREET)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ACTON (ONE GREAT ROAD)
  • SUBURBAN MANOR CONV AND NURSING HOME (1 GREAT RD)

Amtrak stations near Acton:

  • 14 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Acton:

  • Middlesex Community College (about 10 miles; Bedford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,040)
  • Brandeis University (about 13 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Framingham State University (about 13 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Bentley University (about 13 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 14 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Wellesley College (about 15 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 15 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Public high school in Acton:

Private high school in Acton:

  • THE VICTOR SCHOOL (Students: 55, Location: 380 MASSACHUSETTS AVE, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Acton:

See full list of schools located in Acton

Libraries in Acton:

  • ACTON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $964,540; Location: 486 MAIN ST.; 129,579 books; 10,463 audio materials; 5,923 video materials; 9 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 216 print serial subscriptions)
  • W. ACTON CITIZENS' LIBRARY (Operating income: $33,506; Location: 21 WINDSOR AVE.; 12,335 books; 350 audio materials; 150 video materials; 31 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Acton: South Acton Station (A), Nashoba Club (B), Acton Plaza (C), Victory Plaza (D), Assabet Plaza (E), Concord-Acton Industrial Park (F), Acton Fire Department Station 1 (G), West Acton Fire Station (H), South Acton Fire Station (I), Acton Memorial Library (J), Acton Town Hall (K), Conant School Library (L), Citizens Library Association of West Acton (M), Discovery Museum (N), Faulkner House (O), Hosmer House Museum (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Acton Shopping Center (1), Acton Mall (2), Acton Shopping Center (3), Acton Mall Shopping Center (4), Acton Plaza Shopping Center (5), Baybank Plaza Shopping Center (6), First National Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Acton include: PSYCHEMEDICS CORP (A), KADANT INC (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Acton include: West Acton Baptist Church (A), South Acton Congregational Church (B), Saint Matthews Church (C), Saint Elizabeth of Hungary Church (D), Good Shepherd Church (E), Faith Evangelical Free Church (F), Acton Korean Church (G), Acton Congregational Church (H), Acton Christian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forest Cemetery (1), Woodlawn Cemetery (2), Mount Hope Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Grassy Pond (A), Barkers Pond (B), Ice House Pond (C), Assabet River Reservoir (D), Nashoba Brook Reservoir (E), Fort Pond Brook Reservoir (F), South Acton Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Butter Brook (A), Nagog Brook (B), Guggins Brook (C), Inch Brook (D), Heath Hen Meadow Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Acton include: Stonymeade Conservation Land (1), Jones Field (2), Acton Arboretum (3), Nagog Hill Conservation Area (4), Community Gardens (5), Elm Street Playground (6), Gardner Field (7), Goward Field (8), Grassy Pond Conservation Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Frederick Heyliger - Soilder, Jamie Eldridge - Politician, Lee Brooks - Film score composer, Bob Brooke - Ice hockey player, Fred Robinson (baseball) - Baseball player, Jeff Norton - Ice hockey player.

Middlesex County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Acton and their reported violations in the past:

ACTON WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT (Population served: 21,349, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-13-2013), St Compliance achieved (DEC-13-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-16-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-16-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-14-2011), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-16-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-16-2010)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations
PINE HILL CONDOMINIUM (Address: 271 GREAT ROAD #29 , Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-27-2011), St Compliance achieved (OCT-27-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-13-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-12-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-20-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2006), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2007)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
STRAWBERRY HILL APARTMENTS (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2012 and MAR-2012, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 and -228). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-29-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-22-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from AUG-08-2006 to MAR-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2013 and MAR-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-12-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-31-2007)
  • 10 minor monitoring violations
  • 34 regular monitoring violations
  • 3 other older monitoring violations
LIBERTY HOUSE CONDOMINIUM (Population served: 80, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-03-2014), St Compliance achieved (MAR-03-2014)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-28-2010)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.7 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.8%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.9%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Acton in 2010:

  • 111 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 21 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Acton in 2000:

  • 129 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Acton (2011 data):

  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Acton Branch at 577 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1982/05/21; Shopping Center Branch at 291 Main Street, branch established on 1960/02/01. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Cambridge Savings Bank: Acton Branch at 145 Great Road, branch established on 2003/01/13. Info updated 2007/01/05: Bank assets: $2,316.4 mil, Deposits: $1,902.8 mil, headquarters in Cambridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 18 total offices, Holding Company: Cambridge Financial Group, Inc.
  • Northern Bank & Trust Company: Acton Branch at 414 Massachusetts Avenue, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $734.7 mil, Deposits: $586.1 mil, headquarters in Woburn, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Bancorp, Inc.
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Acton Branch at 409 Massachusetts Ave, branch established on 1961/07/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Acton Branch at 270 Great Road, branch established on 1972/09/18. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Bank of America, National Association: Acton Branch at 271 Great Road, branch established on 1982/01/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Acton Branch at 340 Great Road, branch established on 2009/01/12. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Acton:

Marital status in Acton, MA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

For population 25 years and over in Acton:

  • High school or higher: 97.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 33.9%
  • Unemployed: 2.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Acton, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Acton, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1New Balance3
Ann Taylor1Nike2
CVS2Pier 1 Imports1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chico's1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Dunkin Donuts5Starbucks1
FedEx8Stop & Shop1
Ford1Subaru1
GNC1Subway1
Gymboree1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
J. Jill1Talbots1
JoS. A. Bank1Trader Joe's1
Kmart1U-Haul2
MasterBrand Cabinets3UPS6

Strongest AM radio stations in Acton:

  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, 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)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Acton:

  • WHAB (89.1 FM; ACTON, MA; Owner: ACTON-BOXBOROUGH REGIONAL SCH. DIST.)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Acton:

  • 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)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Acton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 89ft / 26.5mTotal length
  • $20,052,000Total costs
  • 360,342Total average daily traffic
  • 9,892Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Acton, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 121950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Acton, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Acton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Acton, MA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • ACTON, 211 Main St (Lat: 42.468306 Lon: -71.454306), Type: Pole, Structure height: 46.6 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WMQ511,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6417.14 MHz, 11647.5 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2017, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 3300 E. Renner Road, B3132, Richardson, TX 75082, Phone: (855) 699-7073, Fax: (972) 907-1131, Email:
  • BOS0633, 221 Main Street (Lat: 42.468306 Lon: -71.454333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 53.3 m, Call Sign: WQDU810, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10875.0 MHz, 10567.5 MHz, Grant Date: 11/03/2005, Expiration Date: 11/03/2015, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

181 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Acton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Acton)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 47. The highest number of reported fires - 76 took place in 2007, and the least - 2 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Acton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (55.2%), and Outside Fires (33.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Acton, MA
    • 41555.2%Structure Fires
    • 25533.9%Outside Fires
    • 456.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 374.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Acton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Acton, MA
  • 47.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 43.6%Utility gas
  • 5.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Acton, MA
  • 46.8%Electricity
  • 34.9%Utility gas
  • 15.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%No fuel used


Acton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Acton on our top lists:

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  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
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  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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