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Population in 2010: 5,280. Population change since 2000: -3.4%
Males: 2,495  (47.3%)
Females: 2,785  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  47.1 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02747, 02748.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $48,895 (it was $36,610 in 2000)
Bliss Corner:

$48,895
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,106

Bliss Corner CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $254,794 (it was $132,900 in 2000)
Bliss Corner:

$254,794
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $374,852; Detached houses: $379,532; Townhouses or other attached units: $449,706; In 2-unit structures: $317,476; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $381,882; Mobile homes: $97,662

Median gross rent in 2012: $573.

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  • White alone - 4,941 (93.6%)
  • Two or more races - 81 (1.5%)
  • Other race alone - 73 (1.4%)
  • Asian alone - 70 (1.3%)
  • Hispanic - 69 (1.3%)
  • Black alone - 41 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 5 (0.09%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bliss Corner: 132.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Portuguese (51.2%), French (7.9%), English (6.2%), Irish (5.3%), Subsaharan African (3.2%), Italian (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 70 feet

Land area: 2.01 square miles.

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

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For population 25 years and over in Bliss Corner:

  • High school or higher: 69.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bliss Corner CDP:

  • Never married: 24.1%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 12.3%

1,149 residents are foreign born (16.4% Europe).

This place:  18.3%
Massachusetts:  15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,381 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,168 (0.8%)

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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+: New York, NY (167.1 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.7%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Wholesale trade (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Bliss Corner-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 60% 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 slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from Bliss Corner 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 16.6 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 83.8 miles away from the city center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Bliss Corner center
On 3/12/2002 at 07:13:25, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 83.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/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)

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

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 4 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,520)
  • Bristol Community College (about 13 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 4,315)
  • Roger Williams University (about 17 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 3,806)
  • Salve Regina University (about 21 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,024)
  • Bridgewater State College (about 27 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 7,943)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 28 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Brown University (about 29 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,169)

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Bristol County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.8
U.S.:

11.9


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 8.1%
(8.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.0% for Black residents, 5.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.4% for other race residents, 0.0% 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Bliss Corner, MA

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:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Bliss Corner travel time to work - commute


Bliss Corner mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (62%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (8%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.00%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents83.7%3.6%1.8%1.6%1.3%
Congregations31.0%1.8%6.9%6.6%6.9%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.1%0.8%0.6%0.6%5.0%
Congregations6.2%4.4%1.1%0.4%34.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

4.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.91% ($42,010 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.72% ($55,997)
from Providence County, RI  0.54% ($52,356)


4.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.74% ($49,926 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.60% ($49,149)
to Providence County, RI  0.50% ($43,081)

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
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Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 6532.01 , 6533.01

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