For population 25 years and over in Ashfield:
For population 15 years and over in Ashfield town:
53 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.6% Latin America, 0.4% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (26.7 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (88.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (138.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Conway, MA (2.3 miles ), Buckland, MA (2.4 miles ), Plainfield, MA (2.4 miles ), Goshen, MA (2.5 miles ), Shelburne Falls, MA (2.6 miles ), Hawley, MA (2.6 miles ), Cummington, MA (2.6 miles ), Charlemont, MA (2.9 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 72.81 W
Area code: 413
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 Ashfield detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Work and jobs in Ashfield: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Ashfield, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Ashfield-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 30.6 miles away from the Ashfield town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 32.1 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Ashfield-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 91.1 miles away from the city 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 95.7 miles away from Ashfield 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 29.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 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 32.0 miles away from Ashfield center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 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 Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: William S. Clark - Chemist, Cecil B. DeMille - (1881-1959), movie director, Henry Franklin Kilburn - Architect, Alvan Clark - Astronomer, Henry Clay Payne - Politician, Robert E. Clary - Brigadier general in the Army during the Civil War, Samuel Parker (missionary) - Christian missionary.
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Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Ashfield and their reported violations in the past:ASHFIELD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 500, Surface_water):
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Ashfield compared to Massachusetts state average:
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Religion statistics for Ashfield town (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.03%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 26
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
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6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,741 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,013 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Ashfield fatal accident list:
Dec 2, 2004 05:00 AM, Pfersick Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 17, 1988 06:40 PM, Rte.112, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Jul 15, 1985 87:99 PM, Baptist Cr, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 23, 1982 09:30 PM, 116, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Apr 30, 1978 03:25 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Ashfield, MA
Total length: 14 meters (46ft)
Total costs: $3,722,000
Total average daily traffic: 10,180
Total average daily truck traffic: 396
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 16,077
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ashfield)
FAA Registered Aircraft:4
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.