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 2013: $124,169 (it was $91,624 in 2000)
Acton:

$124,169
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $59,018 (it was $41,901 in 2000)

Acton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $526,112 (it was $317,800 in 2000)
Acton:

$526,112
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700
  • Races in Acton, MA (2010)

    Acton races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Acton: 147.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Acton, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Acton town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 67.4%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 3.7%
  • Divorced: 6.5%

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

This town:

14.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Acton town:  1.5% ($4,856)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Acton satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.48 N, Longitude: 71.44 W

Area code: 978

Acton household income distribution Acton home values distribution

Crime rates in Acton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.04.70.00.00.0
Rapes 1131263522041
per 100,000 4.94.914.44.89.729.014.524.09.59.50.017.94.4
Robberies 1103134211212
per 100,000 4.94.90.014.54.914.519.49.64.74.79.14.58.7
Assaults 3120022314112031185
per 100,000 14.74.99.60.00.09.7111.567.352.194.8140.580.521.9
Burglaries 56615141405834463143233731
per 100,000 274.1296.4244.6197.6194.1280.4164.9221.2146.9203.9104.3165.6135.5
Thefts 226197191207203300243223131167173202144
per 100,000 1,106.3957.1916.1997.7985.31,450.31,178.51,072.4620.7791.8784.3903.8629.6
Auto thefts 12161688146457523
per 100,000 58.777.776.738.638.867.729.119.223.733.222.78.913.1
Arson 7515150000000
per 100,000 34.324.34.824.14.924.20.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 79.474.376.167.567.8116.9104.699.258.689.474.083.348.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Acton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 45 (35 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.51

Acton tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

3.8%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (23%)
  • Computer and electronic products (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (16%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (14%)
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (8%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Acton: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

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

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 (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, 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

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.

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: 49; Location: 380 MASSACHUSETTS AVE; Grades: 8 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Acton:

See full list of schools located in Acton, map of school districts: ACTON, ACTON-BOXBOROUGH

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)

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 89.8. This is worse than average.

City:

89.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 9.97. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.97
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.4. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.07
U.S.:

9.14

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

Acton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income 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.
  • 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.

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.

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (42%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (40%)
  • Electricity (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Acton town (based on Middlesex County data)

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%

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Acton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 52m171ftTotal length
  • $13,717,000Total costs
  • 366,560Total average daily traffic
  • 11,035Total average daily truck traffic

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:

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

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 533 Main Street (Lat: 42.491944 Lon: -71.424722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WPSW712
    Assigned Frequencies: 856.587 MHz, 857.362 MHz, 857.412 MHz, 857.587 MHz, 858.012 MHz, 858.412 MHz, 858.587 MHz, 859.012 MHz, 859.587 MHz, 860.012 MHz, 860.412 MHz, 860.587 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/09/2011, Expiration Date: 08/04/2021, Certifier: Robin J Glenny
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 256 Central St (Lat: 42.475083 Lon: -71.474500), Call Sign: KCD310
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.6600 MHz, 46.5000 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/03/2012, Expiration Date: 07/21/2022
    Registrant: Town Of Acton, 472 Main St, Acton, MA 01720, Phone: (978) 929-6551, Fax: (978) 929-6350, Email:
  • 432 Mass Ave (Lat: 42.474528 Lon: -71.455889), Call Sign: KJV810
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.565 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/16/2000, Expiration Date: 05/18/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/06/2003
    Registrant: Baker Whitney Oil Co Inc, Acton, MA 01720
  • Lat: 42.524528 Lon: -71.423389, Call Sign: WPUN736, Licensee ID: L00046561
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.200 MHz, 462.225 MHz, 462.250 MHz, 462.300 MHz, 462.325 MHz, 462.500 MHz, 467.200 MHz, 467.225 MHz, 467.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/03/2002, Expiration Date: 04/03/2012, Cancellation Date: 01/25/2010, Certifier: Ben Hipp
    Registrant: Compaq Computer Corp, 4000 N. Mingo Road, Mail Drop 412, Tulsa, OK 74116, Phone: (918) 939-5587
  • ACTON, TOWN OF, Lat: 42.480361 Lon: -71.445333, Call Sign: WQBU399
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/15/2004, Expiration Date: 12/15/2014, Certifier: Robert Craig
    Registrant: Town Of Acton, 472 Main St, Acton, MA 01720, Phone: (978) 929-6551, Fax: (978) 929-6350, Email:

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: 10587.5 MHz, 11647.5 MHz, 6417.14 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/23/2011, Expiration Date: 02/01/2021, Certifier: Carol L Tacker
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, 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: 10567.5 MHz, 10875.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2005, Expiration Date: 11/03/2015, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 151
  • Service Call: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 7

Incident types - Acton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Acton, MA
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

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