Ayer, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 2,868.
Population change since 2000: -3.1%
Males: 1,499  (52.3%)
Females: 1,369  (47.7%)
Median resident age:

45.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01432, 01434.

Ayer Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2017: $67,746 (it was $41,808 in 2000)
Ayer:

$67,746
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,810 (it was $23,574 in 2000)

Ayer CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $325,361 (it was $155,400 in 2000)
Ayer:

$325,361
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

Median gross rent in 2017: $905.

March 2019 cost of living index in Ayer: 136.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.1%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 88.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Ayer, MA (2010)
    • 2,38483.1%White alone
    • 1926.7%Hispanic
    • 1214.2%Black alone
    • 732.5%Asian alone
    • 702.4%Two or more races
    • 120.4%Other race alone
    • 100.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Ayer, Massachusetts as of June 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Ayer is 243 to 1.


Crime rates in Ayer by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(13.9)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(55.6)
6
(82.5)
3
(41.1)
3
(40.7)
2
(26.7)
3
(38.3)
2
(26.8)
3
(39.6)
1
(12.8)
6
(75.6)
5
(61.9)
3
(37.1)
1
(12.1)
2
(24.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(27.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(27.4)
5
(67.8)
2
(26.7)
7
(89.4)
1
(13.4)
4
(52.9)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.4)
1
(12.4)
3
(36.4)
4
(48.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
18
(250.3)
20
(275.1)
20
(273.7)
16
(216.9)
21
(280.4)
30
(383.2)
16
(214.1)
21
(277.5)
10
(128.4)
22
(277.1)
26
(321.6)
30
(371.4)
19
(230.6)
30
(363.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
51
(709.1)
31
(426.4)
66
(903.4)
50
(677.7)
72
(961.5)
67
(855.9)
89
(1,191)
76
(1,004)
51
(654.9)
55
(692.9)
29
(358.7)
32
(396.1)
20
(242.7)
10
(121.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
62
(862.1)
60
(825.2)
81
(1,109)
88
(1,193)
89
(1,189)
71
(907.0)
86
(1,151)
89
(1,176)
84
(1,079)
72
(907.0)
70
(865.9)
65
(804.7)
59
(716.0)
50
(606.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(69.5)
6
(82.5)
4
(54.7)
10
(135.5)
7
(93.5)
13
(166.1)
2
(26.8)
4
(52.9)
2
(25.7)
5
(63.0)
2
(24.7)
3
(37.1)
2
(24.3)
9
(109.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(27.8)
3
(41.3)
8
(109.5)
3
(40.7)
3
(40.1)
4
(51.1)
2
(26.8)
2
(26.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)220.4190.5207.8202.2207.8243.6199.8224.6130.8205.7179.2170.6114.3148.2

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 Ayer, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 32 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (15.8%), Italian (9.6%), English (7.7%), Scotch-Irish (6.1%), Polish (6.1%), American (5.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1871

Elevation: 226 feet

Land area: 1.23 square miles.

Population density: 2,323 people per square mile   (low).

Ayer, Massachusetts map

414 residents are foreign born (5.5% Europe, 4.4% Asia, 1.9% Latin America).

This place:

14.1%
Massachusetts:

100.0%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Ayer CDP:

1.1% ($1,676)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (14.2 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (30.2 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (167.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Devens, MA (1.4 miles ),
Fort Devens, MA (1.5 miles ),
Harvard, MA (1.7 miles ),
Groton, MA (1.8 miles ),
Shirley, MA (1.9 miles ),
Littleton, MA (2.2 miles ),
Littleton Common, MA (2.4 miles ),
Boxborough, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 71.59 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Ayer, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Ayer, MA in 2017
Ayer satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $103,000
  • 1998: 56 buildings, average cost: $83,200
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $124,000
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $178,600
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2005: 49 buildings, average cost: $150,800
  • 2006: 14 buildings, average cost: $185,000
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $203,700
  • 2008: 26 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $158,900
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2011: 23 buildings, average cost: $185,400
  • 2012: 38 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2013: 30 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2015: 37 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $449,800
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $297,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Ayer, MA residents
Average permit cost in Ayer, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Historical population in Ayer, MA
Historical housing units in Ayer, MA
Most common industries in Ayer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.0%)
  • Construction (7.2%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Public administration (6.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (15.6%)
  • Health care (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.2%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.0%)
Most common occupations in Ayer, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.2%)
  • Computer specialists (7.1%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6.6%)
  • Carpenters (5.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Child care workers (5.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.3%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (3.8%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.8%)

Average climate in Ayer, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Ayer, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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 68.9. This is about average.

City:

68.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.40. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.40
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.692. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.692
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.70. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.70
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Ayer-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.3 miles away from the Ayer place 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 3.4 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ayer-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 169.0 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 65.0 miles away from the city 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 170.9 miles away from Ayer 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 247.9 miles away from Ayer 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 38.3 miles away from Ayer 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 157.5 miles away from Ayer 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).
Ayer topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Ayer:

  • NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER (Proprietary, provides emergency services, 200 GROTON ROAD)
  • APPLE VALLEY CENTER (400 GROTON ROAD)
  • APPLE VALLEY CONTINUING CARE CENTER (400 GROTON RD)
  • WOODFORD OF AYER NURSING HOME (15 WINTHROP AVE)

Heliports located in Ayer:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ayer:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 11 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 15 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 17 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Framingham State University (about 20 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 21 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Brandeis University (about 22 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)

Public high school in Ayer:

  • AYER SHIRLEY REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 141 WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Ayer:

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Library in Ayer:

  • AYER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $434,632; Location: 26 EAST MAIN ST.; 61,670 books; 3,600 audio materials; 3,200 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 100 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Ayer: Ayer Station (A), Ayer Fire Department (B), Ayer Library (C), Ayer Town Hall (D), Ayer Public Library (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Ayer include: Saint Andrews Episcopal Church (A), Federated Church (B), Apple Valley Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Marys Cemetery (1), Marys Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: School House Pond (A), Plow Shop Pond (B), Balch Pond (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bowers Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Hands On Art Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 60 Pleasant), Family Fun Spot Arcade (Arcades & Amusements; 28 Andrews Pkwy).

Hotels: Caza Manor Motel (E 96 Main), Ayer Motor Inn (RR 2 Box A), Linda Motel (Fitchburg Road).

Court: Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Trial Courts- Middlesex County District Courts- Ayer District C (25 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Rita Briggs - Female baseball player, Robert Frazier - Poet, Mike Gillian - Basketball player-coach.

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 Ayer and their reported violations in the past:

AYER DPW WATER DIVISION (Population served: 7,427, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In APR-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-06-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-29-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-17-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2005 and DEC-2005, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-15-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-17-2006)
  • 6 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.1 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

50.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

8.1%
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: 0.4% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
177 people in nursing homes in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Ayer (2011 data):

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank: at 7 Main Street, branch established on 1885/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.3 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Ayer Branch at 1 Park Street, branch established on 1959/06/01. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Ayer:

Marital status in Ayer, MA
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 47.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 8.9%
  • Divorced: 15.9%

For population 25 years and over in Ayer:

  • High school or higher: 92.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Ayer
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Ayer, 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.
State:

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

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

56.2%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

56.4%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.1
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

17.8%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.4%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Ayer:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

33.2%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Ayer:

62.2%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Ayer:

81.5%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Ayer, MA Residents

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 Ayer, MA
NameCountNameCount
Decora Cabinetry2MasterBrand Cabinets5
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's1
FedEx1Penske1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Ayer:

  • 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)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ayer:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)

TV broadcast stations around Ayer:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, 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)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, 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)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
Ayer fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Ayer fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 16.3mTotal length
  • $4,630,000Total costs
  • 26,412Total average daily traffic
  • 2,354Total average daily truck traffic
  • 39,640Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Ayer)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Ayer, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6
  • BS72XC004, 25 Brook Street (Ma12202-A) (Lat: 42.562278 Lon: -71.596639), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQPU534,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, 10735.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • SANDY POND, Sandy Pond Rd. (Lat: 42.569250 Lon: -71.530917), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQXK575, Licensee ID: L00006600,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6375.14 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/2016, Expiration Date: 03/31/2026, Certifier: Nghia H Lac, Registrant: National Grid Usa Service Company, Inc, 300 Erie Boulevard West, Syracuse, NY 13202, Phone: (781) 907-3409, Fax: (781) 907-5715, Email:
  • EAST WAT TNK, .25 Miles Ene From Intersection Of Hemlock Dr And Hickory Way (Lat: 42.553056 Lon: -71.541667), Type: Tank, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WRBX525, Licensee ID: L00019010,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2018, Expiration Date: 07/17/2028, Certifier: Michael J Edmonds, Registrant: Town Of Ayer Police Department, 54 Park Street, Ayer, MA 01432, Phone: (978) 772-8200, Fax: (978) 772-8237, Email:
  • HILLTOP WT, 115 Washington St (Lat: 42.564944 Lon: -71.579278), Type: Tank, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: WRBX528, Licensee ID: L00019010,
    Assigned Frequencies: 22025.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2018, Expiration Date: 07/17/2028, Certifier: Michael J Edmonds, Registrant: Town Of Ayer Police Department, 54 Park Street, Ayer, MA 01432, Phone: (978) 772-8200, Fax: (978) 772-8237, Email:
  • 54 PARK ST, 54 Park St (Lat: 42.564028 Lon: -71.592361), Type: Mast, Structure height: 21.3 m, Overall height: 25.9 m, Call Sign: WRBX529, Licensee ID: L00019010,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23225.0 MHz, Grant Date: 07/17/2018, Expiration Date: 07/17/2028, Certifier: Michael J Edmonds, Registrant: Town Of Ayer Police Department, 54 Park Street, Ayer, MA 01432, Phone: (978) 772-8200, Fax: (978) 772-8237, Email:
  • STATION, Sandy Pond Rd (Lat: 42.569528 Lon: -71.530889), Overall height: 61 m, Call Sign: WLR56,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6655.00 MHz, 6685.00 MHz, 6645.00 MHz, 6565.00 MHz, Grant Date: 05/12/2010, Expiration Date: 07/27/2020, Cancellation Date: 08/31/2017, Registrant: Utilties Telecom Council, 1901 Pennsylvania Ave, Nw Suite 500, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 872-0030, Fax: (202) 872-1331, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Ayer)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$263,1289$217,81823$226,5971$71,5301$133,170
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$146,0701$297,4700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$248,7401$174,8608$259,0691$67,2300$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$125,8701$268,0305$252,9640$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$267,0500$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3251.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$279,3002$216,820
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$336,1701$158,710
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3251.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ayer, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Ayer, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 35. The highest number of fires - 55 took place in 2010, and the least - 21 in 2014. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Ayer, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.6%), and Outside Fires (33.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Ayer, MA
    • 29850.6%Structure Fires
    • 19933.8%Outside Fires
    • 498.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 437.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Ayer, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Ayer, MA
  • 51.4%Utility gas
  • 38.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.8%Solar energy
  • 3.2%Electricity
  • 2.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Ayer, MA
  • 38.7%Electricity
  • 32.6%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Ayer compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

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  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
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