Bliss Corner, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,280. Population change since 2000: -3.4%
Males: 2,517  (47.7%)
Females: 2,763  (52.3%)
Median resident age:  49.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 02747, 02748.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,302 (it was $36,610 in 2000)
Bliss Corner:

$44,302
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $29,509 (it was $22,109 in 2000)

Bliss Corner CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $255,733 (it was $132,900 in 2000)
Bliss Corner:

$255,733
MA:

$327,200

Median gross rent in 2013: $728.

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  • Races in Bliss Corner, MA (2010)

    Bliss Corner races chart
    • 4,94193.6%White alone
    • 811.5%Two or more races
    • 731.4%Other race alone
    • 701.3%Asian alone
    • 691.3%Hispanic
    • 410.8%Black alone
    • 50.09%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Bliss Corner: 133.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (48.0%), French (10.0%), Irish (5.9%), English (5.5%), Subsaharan African (4.1%), Italian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

Population density: 2,632 people per square mile   (average).

Bliss Corner,MA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Bliss Corner:

  • High school or higher: 70.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bliss Corner CDP:

  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 52.3%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

1,127 residents are foreign born (16.7% Europe).

This place:

18.4%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $2,557 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $2,332 (1.0%)

Bliss Corner satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (3.2 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (50.0 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (161.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Dartmouth, MA (1.2 miles ), New Bedford, MA (1.8 miles ), Smith Mills, MA (1.8 miles ), Fairhaven, MA (1.9 miles ), Acushnet Center, MA (2.4 miles ), Acushnet, MA (2.5 miles ), Westport, MA (2.7 miles ), Mattapoisett, MA (2.8 miles ).

Latitude: 41.61 N, Longitude: 70.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 508

Bliss Corner household income distribution Bliss Corner home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (22%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Construction (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Transportation occupations (12%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Bliss Corner, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Bliss Corner-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Bliss Corner place center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.4 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bliss Corner-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 236.9 miles away from the city 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 135.2 miles away from Bliss Corner 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 243.7 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 176.0 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 85.7 miles away from Bliss Corner center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 280.3 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)
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Hospitals and medical centers near Bliss Corner:

  • BRANDON WOODS L T C FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA)
  • BRANDON WOODS OF DARTMOUTH (Nursing Home, about 1 miles away; SOUTH DARTMOUTH, MA)
  • ROYAL TABER STREET NURS AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BEDFORD, MA)
  • NEW BEDFORD JEWISH CONVALESCENT HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BEDFORD, MA)
  • BRANDON WOODS OF NEW BEDFORD (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; NEW BEDFORD, MA)
  • OVERLOOK VNA (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; DARTMOUTH, MA)
  • SAVOY NURSING AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NEW BEDFORD, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bliss Corner:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 4 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 13 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 17 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Salve Regina University (about 21 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 27 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Brown University (about 29 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 29 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)

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Park in Bliss Corner: Jones Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Bristol 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 76.9. This is about average.

City:

76.9
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.16. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.16
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 8.1%
(7.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 44.8% for Black residents, 6.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 8.0% for other race residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.4%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
104 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
101 people in nursing homes in 2000
7 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Bliss Corner compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

19.5
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Bliss Corner travel time to work - commute Bliss Corner mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (67%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (23%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Bliss Corner CDP (based on Bristol County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic286,11372
Evangelical Protestant18,765128
Mainline Protestant18,24683
Other7,80733
Orthodox1,5654
Black Protestant5115
None215,278-
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: 109
Bristol County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Bristol County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

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

14.4%
State:

16.5%

Strongest AM radio stations in Bliss Corner:

  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBH (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bliss Corner:

  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Bliss Corner:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED5$237,04611$235,80175$248,8265$107,8147$226,770
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$123,7906$236,9981$50,6100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$178,4202$287,57520$249,6451$119,7701$294,100
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$205,98011$265,1841$613,4401$392,550
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$05$314,5940$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 6532.01 , 6533.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$220,4001$262,190
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$157,7601$227,090
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$201,3701$156,900
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6532.01 , 6533.01

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