For population 25 years and over in Blandford:
For population 15 years and over in Blandford town:
27 residents are foreign born (1.2% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.3% Africa).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (18.4 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (95.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (113.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Russell, MA (2.2 miles ), Otis, MA (2.5 miles ), Chester, MA (2.6 miles ), Montgomery, MA (2.7 miles ), Granville, MA (2.7 miles ), Huntington, MA (2.8 miles ), Tolland, MA (2.9 miles ), Sandisfield, MA (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 72.95 W
Area code: 413
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Crime rates in Blandford (2012):
Work and jobs in Blandford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Blandford, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Blandford-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.4 miles away from the Blandford town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 15.4 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:Blandford-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 93.8 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 36.4 miles away from Blandford center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 8.3 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 39.5 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 66.8 miles away from Blandford center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 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 Hampden County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Reuben P. Boise - Politician, George Ashmun - Politician.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Blandford: Charles A. Taggart.
Hospitals/medical centers near Blandford:
Amtrak station near Blandford:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Blandford:
See full list of schools located in Blandford
Public elementary/middle school in Blandford:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.350. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.9 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.00. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 9.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Blandford and their reported violations in the past:BLANDFORD WATER DEPT (Population served: 874, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
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Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
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:
Blandford compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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 Blandford town (based on Hampden County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 90
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,951 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,647 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Blandford:
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Blandford, Massachusetts:See more detailed statistics of Blandford 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 Blandford, MA
Total length: 54 meters (177ft)
Total costs: $6,817,000
Total average daily traffic: 101,185
Total average daily truck traffic: 12,500
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Blandford, MA)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:6
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:5
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Blandford, MA
Businesses in Blandford, MA
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.