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Population in 2010: 1,779. Population change since 2000: +1.4%
 

Males: 896  (50.4%)
Females: 883  (49.6%)

Median resident age:  48.2 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01223.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,751 (it was $46,806 in 2000)
Becket:

$55,751
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,952

Becket town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $204,427 (it was $114,000 in 2000)
Becket:

$204,427
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $256,237; Detached houses: $256,717; Townhouses or other attached units: $428,836; Mobile homes: $128,651
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Becket races chart
  • White alone - 1,699 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 33 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 20 (1.1%)
  • Black alone - 11 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 8 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Becket: 288.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (19.6%), English (16.5%), French (13.7%), Italian (12.5%), German (11.4%), Polish (7.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1765

Elevation: 1200 feet

Land area: 46.3 square miles.

Population density: 38 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Becket:

  • High school or higher: 87.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Becket town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 62.9%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

44 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Latin America).

This town:  2.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Becket, Massachusetts as of July 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Becket to the number of sex offenders is 901 to 1.


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

Becket town:  1.0% ($1,105)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Becket satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (26.2 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (102.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (116.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Otis, MA (2.4 miles ), Tyringham, MA (2.5 miles ), Middlefield, MA (2.5 miles ), Chester, MA (2.7 miles ), Washington, MA (2.8 miles ), Lee, MA (3.0 miles ), Blandford, MA (3.1 miles ), Monterey, MA (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 12 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 1998: 16 buildings, average cost: $288,300
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2001: 15 buildings, average cost: $184,500
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $130,700
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2006: 28 buildings, average cost: $231,300
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $198,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $187,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $494,200
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2011: 7 buildings, average cost: $243,900
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $230,800

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 73.08 W

Area code: 413

Becket household income distribution Becket home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Becket by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.054.90.00.0
Robberies 00110000000
per 100,000 0.00.057.457.10.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 22123212121
per 100,000 113.4112.657.4114.2169.5111.355.4110.954.9111.955.9
Burglaries 25827911163326213247
per 100,000 1418.0450.51549.1514.0621.5890.41829.31442.01152.61789.72625.7
Thefts 1247126161424202910
per 100,000 680.7225.2401.6685.3339.0890.4776.11331.11097.71621.9558.7
Auto thefts 10031110020
per 100,000 56.70.00.0171.356.555.655.40.00.0111.90.0
Arson 00N/A00N/A0N/A000
per 100,000 0.00.0N/A0.00.0N/A0.0N/A0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.7) 159.165.3158.6121.298.8129.0180.8182.6185.8229.3225.0

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.12
Massachusetts average:

2.49

This town's Wikipedia profile

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Paper (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Becket-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 8.3 miles away from the Becket 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 15.3 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:

Becket-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 85.2 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 41.5 miles away from Becket center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 17.9 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 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from Becket center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.9 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 Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Becket topographic map

Birthplace of: Hannah Tracy Cutler - Abolitionist, Eliza R. Snow - Lyricist, Norman Wait Harris - Banker.


Hospitals/medical centers near Becket:

  • LEE REGIONAL VNA INC. (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; LEE, MA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-LAUREL LAKE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; LEE, MA)
  • NURSING CARE CENTER AT KIMBALL (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; LENOX, MA)

Political contributions by individuals in Becket, MA

Amtrak station near Becket:

  • 16 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Becket:

  • Westfield State College (about 18 miles; Westfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,632)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 23 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 3,973)
  • Smith College (about 24 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,021)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 26 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,232)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 29 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 2,952)
  • Springfield College (about 30 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,366)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (about 30 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 21,515)

Public elementary/middle school in Becket:

See full list of schools located in Becket

Library in Becket:

  • BECKET ATHENAEUM, INC. (Operating income: $76,717; Location: 3367 MAIN STREET, ROUTE 8; 14,514 books; 477 audio materials; 1,804 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 18 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • The correct name of the school in Becket is Becket Washington School, which houses Preschool through 5th grade. added by Laura Dumouchel, Principal
  • The correct name of the school in Becket is Becket Washington School, which houses Preschool through 5th grade.

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Notable locations in Becket: Becket Fire Department Station 2 (A), Becket Fire Department Station 1 (B), Becket Arts Center (C), Becket Athenaeum (D), Becket Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Becket: First Congregational Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Horn Pond (A), Shaw Pond (B), Thomas Pond (C), Ward Pond (D), Nottingham Lake (E), Little Robin Lake (F), Upper Goose Pond (G), Silver Shield Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Yokum Brook (A), West Branch Walker Brook (B), Tyne Brook (C), Spark Brook (D), Shaker Mill Brook (E), Savery Brook (F), Rudd Pond Brook (G), Palmer Brook (H), Morgan Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Becket include: North Becket Village Historic District (1), Becket Center Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Becket Land Trust & Historic Quarry (Museums; 12 Brooker Hill Rd) (1), Becket Athenaeum Inc (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Main Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Becket Motel Inc (29 Chester Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

 
Berkshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.6. This is about average.
City:

28.6
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.74
U.S.:

9.59

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

YMCA CAMP BECKET (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-27-1999)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1999, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (AUG-24-1999)

Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.1%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.2%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.0% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

1.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Becket, MA


15 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
10 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Becket compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (41%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (28%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Electricity (10%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Becket town (based on Berkshire County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Here67.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishEpiscopal ChurchUnited Church of ChristUnited Methodist Church
Adherents77.0%4.3%4.1%4.1%2.9%
Congregations28.2%4.6%11.5%16.0%7.6%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodNational Association of Congregational Christian ChurchesOther
Adherents2.5%1.0%0.8%0.6%2.7%
Congregations7.6%1.5%2.3%6.1%14.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 33
Berkshire County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Berkshire County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Here:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Berkshire County:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

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

9.9%
State:

16.5%

3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($35,441 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.15% ($73,234)
from Columbia County, NY  0.12% ($36,952)


4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.39%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.23% ($35,108 average AGI)
to Hampden County, MA  0.21% ($36,750)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.20% ($30,755)

Strongest AM radio stations in Becket:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5 kW; CHICOPEE, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Becket:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WPKX (97.9 FM; ENFIELD, CT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WLZX (99.3 FM; NORTHAMPTON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WTIC-FM (96.5 FM; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Becket:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WWLP (Channel 22; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: WWLP BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WEDH (Channel 24; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DF (Channel 67; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Becket, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 36
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 42
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 12
  • Fatalities: 41
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 68
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 1
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Becket fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 29
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $13,921,000
Total average daily traffic: 171,860
Total average daily truck traffic: 26,314

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1900-1909: 1
  • 1910-1919: 3
  • 1920-1929: 3
  • 1930-1939: 4
  • 1940-1949: 1
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 4
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Becket, MA


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2
  • 60 Cross Street (Lat: 42.286694 Lon: -73.057278), Type: Pole, Structure height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: KNKA666
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/19/2008, Expiration Date: 10/01/2018, Certifier: David C Jatlow
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • Becket East: 522 Johnson Road (Lat: 42.243972 Lon: -73.084278), Type: Mast, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: KNKA691
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/25/2008, Expiration Date: 11/27/2018
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Main St (Lat: 42.333417 Lon: -73.082889), Call Sign: KNCJ825
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.310 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/22/1996, Expiration Date: 01/15/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Becket, Town Of, Main St, Becket, MA 01223, Phone: (413) 623-5513
  • Whalen Rd (Lat: 42.277306 Lon: -73.132056), Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: KLH899, Licensee ID: L00072829
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.180 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/05/2005, Expiration Date: 03/14/2015
    Registrant: Massdot, Highway Division, 668 South Ave, Weston, MA 02493, Phone: (781) 431-5166, Fax: (781) 431-5169, Email:
  • Whalen Rd (Lat: 42.277306 Lon: -73.132056), Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WNHT933, Licensee ID: L00072829
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.240 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2005, Expiration Date: 10/25/2015
    Registrant: Massdot, Highway Division, 668 South Ave, Weston, MA 02493, Phone: (781) 431-5166, Fax: (781) 431-5169, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Becket)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: SCHEMPP-HIRTH DISCUS-2B (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 29PS , Serial Number: 137, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Peter J Scarpelli, 1027 Fred Snow Rd, Becket, MA 01223
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN AT-6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 6665Y , Serial Number: 59-1938
    Registrant (Individual): Charles F Andrews, Po Box 145, Becket, MA 01223


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