Boston, Indiana

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Population in 2013: 137 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -22.6%
Males: 66  (48.6%)
Females: 71  (51.4%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Indiana median age:  40.1 years

Zip code: 47324

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,925 (it was $50,625 in 2000)
Boston:

$38,925
IN:

$46,974
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,061 (it was $19,852 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $59,623 (it was $63,800 in 2000)
Boston:

$59,623
IN:

$122,700
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $72,533; Detached houses: $72,533

Median gross rent in 2012: $775.

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  • White alone - 135 (97.8%)
  • Asian alone - 2 (1.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.7%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boston: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (28.7%), Irish (13.9%), United States (13.9%), Dutch (13.0%), English (6.1%), Welsh (6.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1136 feet

Land area: 0.21 square miles.

Population density: 649 people per square mile   (low).

Boston, Indiana map

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 84.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boston town:

  • Never married: 7.0%
  • Now married: 75.9%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.0%

7 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe).

This town:  4.4%
Indiana:  4.6%



According to our research of Indiana and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Boston, Indiana as of April 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Boston to the number of sex offenders is 69 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $633 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $250 (0.4%)

Boston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Hamilton, OH (28.4 miles , pop. 60,690).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Cincinnati, OH (45.8 miles , pop. 331,285).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (207.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Richmond, IN (2.5 miles ), Spring Grove, IN (2.8 miles ), Liberty, IN (2.9 miles ), New Paris, OH (2.9 miles ), Centerville, IN (3.0 miles ), Lake Lakengren, OH (3.1 miles ), Eaton, OH (3.4 miles ), West College Corner, IN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 39.74 N, Longitude: 84.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 765

Boston household income distribution Boston home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Indiana:

6.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +18 (+11.3%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (40%)
  • Manufacturing (28%)
  • Other services, except public administration (12%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (2%)
  • Finance and insurance (27%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (22%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (13%)
  • Construction laborers (12%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Financial managers (5%)
  • Engineers (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Business operations specialists (9%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

Average climate in Boston, Indiana

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Boston-area historical tornado activity is near Indiana state average. It is 95% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/25/1961, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.3 miles away from the Boston town center injured 7 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 210 people.

Earthquake activity:

Boston-area historical earthquake activity is near Indiana state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 117.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 185.7 miles away from Boston center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 174.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.6 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 199.0 miles away from Boston center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 122.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Wayne County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Boston topographic map

Birthplace of: De Scott Evans - Artist.

Hospitals and medical centers near Boston:

  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-GOLDEN RULE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • ARBOR TRACE HEALTH AND LIVING COMMUNITY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • FOREST PARK HEALTH CAMPUS (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • MCSHERR INC - BACKMEYER (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • MCSHERR INC - B ST (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • VOCA CORPORATION OF INDIANA (Hospital, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)
  • REID-ANC HOME CARE SERVICES LLC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; RICHMOND, IN)

Amtrak station near Boston:

  • 17 miles: CONNERSVILLE (1012 EASTERN AVE.) . Services: partially wheelchair accessible, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boston:

  • Indiana University-East (about 9 miles; Richmond, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,867)
  • Miami University-Oxford (about 18 miles; Oxford, OH; FT enrollment: 17,670)
  • Miami University-Hamilton (about 30 miles; Hamilton, OH; FT enrollment: 2,906)
  • Sinclair Community College (about 35 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 13,779)
  • University of Dayton (about 37 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 10,392)
  • Fortis College-Centerville (about 39 miles; Centerville, OH; FT enrollment: 4,527)
  • Wright State University-Main Campus (about 42 miles; Dayton, OH; FT enrollment: 14,482)

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Notable location: Boston Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Wayne 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 2012 was 76.6. This is about average.

City:

76.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.212. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.212
U.S.:

0.303

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.76. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.76
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 28.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.32. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.32
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 1.1%
(1.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Indiana:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  68.3%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  11.7%
Whole state:  6.9%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 1.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Boston compared to Indiana state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (31%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility gas (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Boston town (based on Wayne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.11%
Here: 41.1%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionEvangelical Lutheran Church in America
Adherents18.8%12.6%10.5%8.9%8.0%
Congregations3.4%15.4%9.4%10.3%5.1%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA The Wesleyan ChurchChurch of the NazareneChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents6.3%4.9%4.2%3.8%22.0%
Congregations2.6%1.7%6.8%1.7%43.6%
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: 14
Wayne County:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.21 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
Wayne County:

1.17 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

0.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 30
Wayne County:

4.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 54
Here:

7.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.9%
Indiana:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Wayne County:

27.6%
Indiana:

29.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

14.3%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$340
Sewerage 0$0 1$255
Totals for Government 0$0 6$595

4.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,456 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.01%
Indiana average:

5.59%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Randolph County, IN  0.32% ($26,398 average AGI)
from Preble County, OH  0.29% ($30,184)
from Fayette County, IN  0.28% ($27,233)


4.91% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Indiana average:

5.83%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($312 average AGI)
Wayne County:

0.06%
Indiana average:

0.03%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Marion County, IN  0.44% ($25,522 average AGI)
to Henry County, IN  0.29% ($26,818)
to Preble County, OH  0.28% ($25,726)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boston:

  • WLW (700 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSAI (1530 AM; 50 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKBV (1490 AM; 1 kW; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WTVN (610 AM; 50 kW; COLUMBUS, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHON (930 AM; 1 kW; CENTERVILLE, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WONE (980 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCNW (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; FAIRFIELD, OH)
  • WKRC (550 AM; 5 kW; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRFD (880 AM; daytime; 23 kW; COLUMBUS-WORTHINGTON, OH; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF OHIO, INC.)
  • WHIO (1290 AM; 5 kW; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boston:

  • WFMG (101.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQLK (96.1 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: BREWER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMUB (88.5 FM; OXFORD, OH; Owner: THE PRES.& TRUSTEES OF MIAMI UNIV.)
  • WECI (91.5 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: EARLHAM COLLEGE)
  • WHKO (99.1 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WIFE (100.3 FM; CONNERSVILLE, IN; Owner: RODGERS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVXR (89.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: XAVIER UNIVERSITY)
  • WMOJ (94.9 FM; FAIRFIELD, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • W213AO (90.5 FM; NEW PARIS, OH; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGTZ (92.9 FM; EATON, OH; Owner: BLUE CHIP BROADCASTING LICENSES, LTD)
  • WGRR (103.5 FM; HAMILTON, OH; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • W237AT (95.3 FM; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: THE CEDARVILLE COLLEGE)
  • WOXY (97.7 FM; OXFORD, OH; Owner: BALOGH BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYGY (96.5 FM; LEBANON, OH; Owner: WVAE LICO, INC.)
  • WPFB-FM (105.9 FM; MIDDLETOWN, OH; Owner: RADIO STATIONS WPAY/WPFB, INC.)
  • WLQT (99.9 FM; KETTERING, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMMX (107.7 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTUE (104.7 FM; DAYTON, OH; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WRNB (92.1 FM; WEST CARROLLTON, OH; Owner: RADIO ONE OF DAYTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WFCJ (93.7 FM; MIAMISBURG, OH; Owner: MIAMI VALLEY CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Boston:

  • WPTO (Channel 14; OXFORD, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WKOI (Channel 43; RICHMOND, IN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING OF INDIANA, INC.)
  • WHIO-TV (Channel 7; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WHIO-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WDTN (Channel 2; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WDTN BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WKEF (Channel 22; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WKEF LICENSEE L.P.)
  • WRGT-TV (Channel 45; DAYTON, OH; Owner: WRGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WPTD (Channel 16; DAYTON, OH; Owner: GREATER DAYTON PUBLIC TV, INC.)
  • W61DE (Channel 61; CINCINNATI, OH; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Boston fatal accident list:

Oct 27, 2007 04:00 AM, Sr- 122, Boston Rd, Lat: 39.74118, Lon: -84.85576, Vehicles: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: Inconsistent data

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • BRIAN E LAFUZE, 2000 E Of Jct St. Rd. 122 & 227 (Lat: 39.741389 Lon: -84.844722), Type: 20.4, Overall height: 14.2 m
    Registrant: 7659663262, , 4229 ST. RD. 122
  • Jon Duke, 102 South Salem St. (Lat: 39.740861 Lon: -84.842722), Type: 19.8, Overall height: 13.7 m
    Registrant: 7659660073, Wb9zjs@msn.Com, 319 NORTH 5TH STREET

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 2000 E Of Jct St Rd 122 & 227 (Lat: 39.741444 Lon: -84.844694), Call Sign: KNGS668, Licensee ID: L00030108
    Assigned Frequencies: 35.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/18/2003, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Lafuze Farms Inc, 4229 St Rd 122, Richmond, IN 47374

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: W9LCE, Licensee ID: L00259552
    Grant Date: 05/12/2011, Expiration Date: 05/14/2021, Certifier: Merle C Rummel
    Registrant: Merle C Rummel, Boston, IN 47324

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
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