Boston, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 12,703.
Males: 6,397  (50.4%)
Females: 6,306  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  32.2 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37179

Estimated median household income in 2012: $75,105 (it was $57,185 in 2000)
Boston:

$75,105
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $28,895 (it was $22,131 in 2000)

Boston CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $264,127 (it was $154,300 in 2000)
Boston:

$264,127
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $303,658; Detached houses: $318,361; Townhouses or other attached units: $684,345; In 2-unit structures: $724,601; Mobile homes: $117,849
Boston races chart
  • White alone - 8,945 (91.6%)
  • Black alone - 416 (4.3%)
  • Hispanic - 262 (2.7%)
  • Two or more races - 75 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 41 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 4 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Boston: 177.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 730 feet

Land area: 118.9 square miles.

Population density: 107 people per square mile   (very low).

Boston, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Boston:

  • High school or higher: 84.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Boston CCD:

  • Never married: 15.0%
  • Now married: 75.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 6.2%

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

Boston CCD:  0.7% ($1,099)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Boston satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (26.4 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (418.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Thompson's Station, TN (2.1 miles ), Spring Hill, TN (2.4 miles ), Santa Fe, TN (3.2 miles ), Franklin, TN (3.2 miles ), Lower Rutherford Creek, TN (3.6 miles ), Fairview, TN (3.8 miles ), Columbia, TN (3.8 miles ), Brentwood, TN (4.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.82 N, Longitude: 86.98 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

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

5.4%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Boston, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Boston-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 18.9 miles away from the Boston place center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 12/24/1988, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 7 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Boston-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.1 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 119.1 miles away from Boston 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 156.6 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 166.9 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 170.1 miles away from Boston center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 188.3 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 Williamson County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 7, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Boston:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • (CLOSED) FRANKLIN MANOR (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • GRACE HEALTHCARE OF FRANKLIN (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • CLAIBORNE AND HUGHES HLTH CNTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • WILLOWBROOK HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 11 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • WILLIAMSON MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)
  • RCG FRANKLIN (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; FRANKLIN, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Boston:

  • Columbia State Community College (about 16 miles; Columbia, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,383)
  • Lipscomb University (about 23 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Nashville State Community College (about 24 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 6,436)
  • Belmont University (about 25 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 25 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)
  • Tennessee State University (about 26 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,341)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 26 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)

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Notable locations in Boston: Lampley Store (A), Fedco Siding (B), Spring Green Farm (C), Bending Chestnut (D), Spring Hill Fire Department Station 3 Headquarters (E), Sherwood Mansion (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Boston include: Evergreen Church (A), Garrison Church (B), Leipers Fork Church (C), Taylor Chapel (D), Craigfield Church of Christ (E), Lawrence Grove Church (F), Greens Chapel (G), Holts Chapel (H), Cowles Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sedberry Cemetery (1), Tidwell Cemetery (2), Johnson Cemetery (3), Jones Cemetery (4), Wade Cemetery (5), Wall Cemetery (6), Walton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Gary Lake (A), Pine Hill Lake (B), McCall Lake (C), Poplar Grove Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Locke Branch (A), Litton Branch (B), Little Dam Branch (C), Kelley Branch (D), Hunting Camp Branch (E), Harris Branch (F), Garrison Creek (G), Dobbins Branch (H), Craig Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Williamson 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 73.1. This is about average.

City:

73.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 38.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

38.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  80.6%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.4%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Boston compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (49%)
  • Electricity (33%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13%)
  • Wood (5%)

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 CCD (based on Williamson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 55.19%
Here: 55.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church in America
Adherents25.7%20.6%19.9%8.9%5.0%
Congregations16.7%1.9%14.1%23.7%0.6%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)LDS (Mormon) ChurchEpiscopal Church USA National Primitive Baptist ConventionOther
Adherents3.5%2.5%2.2%2.1%9.8%
Congregations4.5%2.6%1.9%9.0%25.0%
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: 30
Williamson County:

1.81 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Williamson County:

0.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Williamson County:

3.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 144
Here:

8.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Williamson County:

25.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.6%
State:

13.5%

8.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($83,631 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($458 average AGI)
Williamson County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Davidson County, TN  2.42% ($86,753 average AGI)
from Maury County, TN  0.43% ($44,533)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.39% ($58,033)


7.77% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,360 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.77%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($924 average AGI)
Williamson County:

0.05%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Davidson County, TN  2.38% ($53,243 average AGI)
to Maury County, TN  0.60% ($40,156)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.57% ($34,732)

Strongest AM radio stations in Boston:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WHEW (1380 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: SG COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAKM (950 AM; 5 kW; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: FRANKLIN RADIO ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMCP (1280 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MAURY COUNTY BOOSTERS CORP.)
  • WNSR (560 AM; 1 kW; BRENTWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN WABASH COMMNCTNS OF MIDDLE TN, INC.)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCOR (900 AM; 5 kW; LEBANON, TN)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Boston:

  • WKDF (103.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRQ (105.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WPLN-FM (90.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WAYM (88.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSIX-FM (97.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCM-FM (91.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJXA (92.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WFFI (93.7 FM; KINGSTON SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CARON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRVW (107.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOM (101.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENN. BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRVU (91.1 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: VANDERBILT STUDENT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNPL (106.7 FM; BELLE MEADE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WQZQ-FM (102.5 FM; DICKSON, TN; Owner: MONTGOMERY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Boston:

  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WKRN-TV (Channel 2; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WKRN, G.P.)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WNPT (Channel 8; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WZTV (Channel 17; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WZTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTVF (Channel 5; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NEWSCHANNEL 5 NETWORK, LP)
  • WNPX (Channel 28; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WUXP-TV (Channel 30; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WUXP LICENSEE, LLC)
  • W36AK (Channel 36; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
  • WNPX-LP (Channel 20; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WGAP-LP (Channel 26; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJDE-LP (Channel 24; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WRMX-LP (Channel 12; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJNK-LP (Channel 61; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W52CT (Channel 52; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: JKB ASSOCIATES, INC.)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • 1.5mi Ne Of Boston (Lat: 35.852556 Lon: -87.008889), Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 57 m, Call Sign: WFW646
    Assigned Frequencies: 7025.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/13/1979, Expiration Date: 08/01/1987, Cancellation Date: 06/11/2000
    Registrant: Tennessee State Board Of Education, 100 Cordell Hull Bldg, Nashville, TN 37219

Boston on our top lists:

  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 cities with newest houses"
  • #85 (37179) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Maltese first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Bush (Republican) in the 2004 Presidential Election, pop. 50,000+"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving in compared to moving out (pop. 50,000+)"
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