Blackstone, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 9,026. Population change since 2000: +2.5%
 
Males: 4,352  (48.2%)
Females: 4,674  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  39.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01504.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $71,996 (it was $55,163 in 2000)
Blackstone:

$71,996
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,003 (it was $20,936 in 2000)

Blackstone town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $252,813 (it was $144,900 in 2000)
Blackstone:

$252,813
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552
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  • Races in Blackstone, MA (2010)

    Blackstone races chart
    • 8,55594.8%White alone
    • 1852.0%Hispanic
    • 1091.2%Two or more races
    • 770.9%Black alone
    • 710.8%Asian alone
    • 210.2%American Indian alone
    • 50.06%Other race alone
    • 30.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blackstone: 135.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French Canadian (22.3%), French (21.6%), Irish (20.1%), Italian (15.4%), English (14.4%), Polish (8.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1845

Elevation: 186 feet

Land area: 10.9 square miles.

Population density: 828 people per square mile   (low).

Blackstone,MA real estate house value index trend

Blackstone, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Blackstone:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 1.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Blackstone town:

  • Never married: 25.1%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

240 residents are foreign born (1.1% Asia, 0.7% North America, 0.7% Europe).

This town:

2.7%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Blackstone, Massachusetts as of September 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Blackstone to the number of sex offenders is 1,945 to 1.


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

Blackstone town:  1.3% ($1,928)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Blackstone satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pawtucket, RI (13.2 miles , pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (30.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (146.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Woonsocket, RI (1.5 miles ), Millville, MA (1.6 miles ), North Smithfield, RI (1.7 miles ), Mendon, MA (2.1 miles ), Cumberland Hill, RI (2.3 miles ), Bellingham, MA (2.4 miles ), Uxbridge, MA (2.5 miles ), Hopedale, MA (2.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 30 buildings, average cost: $91,200
  • 1999: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2000: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2003: 24 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2004: 25 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2005: 22 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2007: 13 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $91,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2012: 5 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $116,500
  • 2014: 3 buildings, average cost: $116,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.03 N, Longitude: 71.53 W

Area codes: 508, 774


Crime rates in Blackstone by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 4102311121031
per 100,000 44.911.10.022.132.911.011.011.020.611.00.033.011.0
Robberies 3221251110220
per 100,000 33.722.222.111.122.055.111.011.010.30.021.922.00.0
Assaults 26171118217189191413124
per 100,000 291.7188.6121.7199.3230.577.2198.798.6195.4154.2142.3132.043.9
Burglaries 33243869313537201719122016
per 100,000 370.2266.2420.4764.1340.2386.0408.5219.2174.8209.2131.3219.9175.5
Thefts 85109818596669385741031026075
per 100,000 953.71,209.1896.2941.31,053.7727.91,026.7931.4760.91,134.21,116.2659.8822.5
Auto thefts 1588127201533131046
per 100,000 168.388.788.5132.976.8220.6165.632.930.8143.2109.444.065.8
Arson 0010001300200
per 100,000 0.00.011.10.00.00.011.032.90.00.021.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 189.3132.5107.6169.3157.3119.3140.390.6108.0115.7101.6109.070.8

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

Crime rate in Blackstone detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 20 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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

Average climate in Blackstone, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Blackstone, Massachusetts average temperatures Blackstone, Massachusetts average precipitation Blackstone, Massachusetts humidity Blackstone, Massachusetts wind speed Blackstone, Massachusetts snowfall Blackstone, Massachusetts sunshine Blackstone, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Blackstone-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.8 miles away from the Blackstone town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.7 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Blackstone-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 194.8 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 202.6 miles away from Blackstone 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 101.9 miles away from the city 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 211.9 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 44.2 miles away from Blackstone 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 166.3 miles away from the city 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 Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Blackstone topographic map

Birthplace of: Fernand St. Germain - Politician, Bob Stewart (umpire) - Baseball umpire, Eddie Eayrs - Baseball player and coach.

Hospitals and medical centers in Blackstone:

  • BLACKSTONE NURSING HOME (8 BUTLER STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Blackstone:

  • ST ANTOINE RESIDENCE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI)
  • FRIENDLY HOME INC, THE (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • EVERGREENS NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 3 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • TRINITY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • BALLOU HOME FOR THE AGED (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)
  • WOONSOCKET HEALTH CENTRE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; WOONSOCKET, RI)

Amtrak stations near Blackstone:

  • 16 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blackstone:

  • Bryant University (about 8 miles; Smithfield, RI; Full-time enrollment: 3,440)
  • Rhode Island College (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 7,189)
  • Providence College (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)
  • Brown University (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • Framingham State University (about 20 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public high school in Blackstone:

Public elementary/middle schools in Blackstone:

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Library in Blackstone:

  • BLACKSTONE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $320,375; Location: 86 MAIN ST.; 32,965 books; 930 e-books; 3,480 audio materials; 4,511 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 120 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Blackstone: Wojcik Farm (A), Blackstone Fire Department Station 2 (B), Blackstone Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Millville Town Hall (D), Blackstone Town Hall (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Allouette Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Blackstone include: Friends Church (A), Blackstone Federated Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Blackstone Cemetery (1), Saint Charles Cemetery (2), Saint Stanislaus Cemetery (3), Precious Blood Cemetery (4), Saint Micheals Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Reilly Pond (A), Walsh Pond (B), Crane Pond (C), Duck Pond (D), Fish Pond (E), Briggs Pond (F), Forge Pond (G), Blackstone River Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Aldrich Brook (A), Hop Brook (B), Quick Stream (C), Fox Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 111. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

111
U.S.:

75

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.281. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.281
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 9.86. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.86
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.07
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0157. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0157
U.S.:

0.0138
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  71.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.6%
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: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.7%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.5%
Whole state:

4.4%
27 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
18 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
25 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Blackstone (2011 data):

  • UniBank for Savings: Blackstone Branch at 10 Cheney Street, branch established on 1966/11/15. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,263.1 mil, Deposits: $1,151.5 mil, headquarters in Whitinsville, MA, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ufs Bancorp
  • Dean Co-operative Bank: Blackstone Branch at 8 Main Street, branch established on 1997/11/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $223.1 mil, Deposits: $183.8 mil, headquarters in Franklin, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 5 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Blackstone travel time to work - commute Blackstone mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Blackstone town (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Blackstone:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNRI (1380 AM; 3 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOON (1240 AM; 1 kW; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: O-N RADIO, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Blackstone:

  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Blackstone:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • 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.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
Blackstone fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Blackstone fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 14m46ftTotal length
  • $7,151,000Total costs
  • 32,100Total average daily traffic
  • 1,927Total average daily truck traffic
  • 50,695Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

7
  • ROBERT JACKSON, 295 Mendon St (Lat: 42.061667 Lon: -71.553611), Type: 82.0, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 4048104021, Pcheeks@att.Com, 1200 PEACHTREE STREET, LL007
  • MARTHA LEWIS MARCUS, 295 Mendon St (Lat: 42.061667 Lon: -71.553611), Type: 82.0, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Jvaughan@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J.R. TALBOT, 295 Mendon St (Lat: 42.061667 Lon: -71.553611), Type: 82.0, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J TALBOT, 295 Mendon Street (Lat: 42.061333 Lon: -71.553639), Type: 81.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • JAMES J TALBOT, 295 Mendon Street (Lat: 42.061333 Lon: -71.553639), Type: 81.7, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 7706022065, Pc924c@att.Com, 2315 SALEM ROAD, FIRST FLOOR, H9
  • Donna Yopp, 295 Mendon Street (Lat: 42.061333 Lon: -71.553639), Type: 81.7, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 4049272692, Donna.Yopp@att.Com, 675 WEST PEACHTREE ST., NW Rm 34-a16
  • 295 Mendon St (Lat: 42.061667 Lon: -71.553611), Type: 82.0, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: 4048104021, Cheeks@atlml1.Att.Com, 1200 PEACHTREE ST FLOC 16N06

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 15 St. Paul Street (Lat: 42.017333 Lon: -71.533111), Type: Building, Structure height: 8 m, Overall height: 14 m, Call Sign: WQY368
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.475 MHz, 159.330 MHzGrant Date: 08/31/2015, Expiration Date: 10/09/2025Registrant: Blackstone Fire Department, 15 St Paul Street, Blackstone, MA 01504, Phone: (508) 883-1030
  • Lat: 42.055111 Lon: -71.518667, Call Sign: KNGE884
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.712 MHzGrant Date: 06/07/2002, Expiration Date: 07/14/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/15/2012, Certifier: Robert W KimballRegistrant: Budzyna, James, 49 Gill Court, Whitingsville, MA 01588, Phone: (508) 234-6021, Fax: (508) 234-2605, Email:
  • 15 St Paul Street (Lat: 42.017306 Lon: -71.533056), Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPVC290
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/17/2022, Certifier: Michael J SweeneyRegistrant: Signal Communications Corp, 4 Wheeling Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone: (781) 933-0998, Fax: (781) 933-5019, Email:
  • 204 Elm Street (Lat: 42.053333 Lon: -71.521944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 23 m, Overall height: 24.5 m, Call Sign: WPZI420, Licensee ID: L01599559
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6000 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2004, Expiration Date: 01/15/2014, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2014, Certifier: Charles HillRegistrant: American National Power Blackstone, 204 Elm Street, Blackstone, MA 01504, Phone: (508) 876-3000, Fax: (508) 876-3001
  • Mill Street, Sewer Pump Station (Lat: 42.004194 Lon: -71.521056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQDZ323
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.487 MHzGrant Date: 10/15/2015, Expiration Date: 12/06/2025, Certifier: Shane MoodyRegistrant: Town Of Blackstone, 53 Elm Street, Blackstone, MA 01504, Phone: (508) 883-9331, Fax: (508) 883-3796

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • BLACKSTONE, Lat: 42.017778 Lon: -71.541111, Call Sign: WQFE708
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.693 MHzGrant Date: 06/27/2006, Expiration Date: 06/27/2016, Certifier: Thomas F DevlinRegistrant: Amco Water Metering Systems Inc, 1100 Sw 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474, Phone: (352) 369-6500, Fax: (352) 369-6581, Email:
  • BLACKSTONE, 295 Mendon St (Lat: 42.061750 Lon: -71.553667), Overall height: 82 m, Call Sign: KZS72
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6063.80 MHz, 6123.10 MHzGrant Date: 02/02/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 07/16/2010Registrant: At&t Corp., 2315 Salem Road, First Floor, H9, Conyers, GA 30013, Phone: (770) 602-2065, Fax: (770) 929-4454, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

51 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Blackstone)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: DONAHUE STEPHEN J FIRESTAR II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 203SD , Serial Number: F1237, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 06/29/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Michael R Cabbage, 10 Milk St, Blackstone, MA 01504
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 9165U , Serial Number: 15078116, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Kenneth R White, 15 Orchard St, Blackstone, MA 01504, Other Owners: Robert B Burns

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

BLACKSTONE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 8,923, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-28-2013), St Compliance achieved (JAN-28-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-04-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-04-2011)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-14-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAY-19-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-10-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2010)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 26 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 53
  • Hazardous Condition: 48
  • Service Call: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Blackstone

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blackstone, MA

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (67%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Electricity (7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Blackstone, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Subway1
CVS1U-Haul2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets2

Blackstone compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Blackstone on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Gasoline stations (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Plastics and rubber products (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Financial clerks except bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health and personal care, except drug, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 (01504) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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