For population 25 years and over in Bernardston:
For population 15 years and over in Bernardston town:
18 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (35.1 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (78.3 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (153.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Gill, MA (1.7 miles ), Leyden, MA (2.1 miles ), Greenfield Town, MA (2.2 miles ), Turners Falls, MA (2.3 miles ), Northfield, MA (2.4 miles ), Greenfield, MA (2.5 miles ), Vernon, VT (2.5 miles ), Erving, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 72.55 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 Bernardston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Work and jobs in Bernardston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Bernardston, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Bernardston-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 25% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.0 miles away from the Bernardston town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 44.1 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Bernardston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 87% 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 74.4 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 26.7 miles away from Bernardston 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 27.6 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 42.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from Bernardston 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 80.1 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: Adam Harrington (basketball) - Basketball player, Joseph Denison - Methodist cleric, Marshall Chapin - Physician, Bryant Butler Brooks - Politician.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Bernardston and their reported violations in the past:BERNARDSTON FIRE & WATER DIST (Population served: 1120, Groundwater):
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People in group quarters in Bernardston in 2000:
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Religion statistics for Bernardston 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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See more detailed statistics of Bernardston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Bernardston, MA
Total length: 64 meters (210ft)
Total costs: $27,192,000
Total average daily traffic: 116,677
Total average daily truck traffic: 6,379
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 184,267
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.