For population 25 years and over in Becket:
For population 15 years and over in Becket town:
44 residents are foreign born (1.3% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 42.27 N, Longitude: 73.08 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 Becket detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Work and jobs in Becket: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Becket, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: Hannah Tracy Cutler - Abolitionist, Eliza R. Snow - Lyricist, Norman Wait Harris - Banker.
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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.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Becket and their reported violations in the past:YMCA CAMP BECKET (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
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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:
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:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Becket town (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Becket, Massachusetts: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: 29See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Becket, MA
Total length: 93 meters (305ft)
Total costs: $13,921,000
Total average daily traffic: 171,860
Total average daily truck traffic: 26,314
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Becket)
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
Businesses in Becket, MA