For population 25 years and over in Ashby:
For population 15 years and over in Ashby town:
77 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.1% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (17.8 miles , pop. 86,605).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (44.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (174.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Townsend, MA (2.3 miles ), Mason, NH (2.4 miles ), Ashburnham, MA (2.5 miles ), New Ipswich, NH (2.5 miles ), Fitchburg, MA (2.5 miles ), Greenville, NH (2.6 miles ), Lunenburg, MA (2.6 miles ), South Ashburnham, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 71.81 W
Area code: 978
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Ashby detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Work and jobs in Ashby: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ashby, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ashby-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 17% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.9 miles away from the Ashby town 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 F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ashby-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 58.3 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 32.6 miles away from Ashby center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 46.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 29.8 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 91.3 miles away from Ashby center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
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: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Ashby:
Local government website: www.ci.ashby.ma.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ashby:
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Public elementary/middle school in Ashby:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.77. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.7 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
14 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards in 2000
Ashby compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Ashby town (based on Middlesex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 251
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)
0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)
0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Ashby fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $1,826,000
Total average daily traffic: 13,150
Total average daily truck traffic: 914
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 20,769
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Ashby)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashby)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Ashby, MA
Total of 23 patent applications in 2008-2014.