Charlton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 12,981.
Population change since 2000: +15.3%
 
Males: 6,378  (49.1%)
Females: 6,603  (50.9%)
Median resident age:

41.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01507.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $92,694 (it was $63,033 in 2000)
Charlton:

$92,694
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $37,191 (it was $23,626 in 2000)

Charlton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $302,587 (it was $153,500 in 2000)
Charlton:

$302,587
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Charlton: 129.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Charlton, MA (2010)
    • 12,23394.2%White alone
    • 3742.9%Hispanic
    • 1461.1%Two or more races
    • 1140.9%Asian alone
    • 750.6%Black alone
    • 200.2%American Indian alone
    • 110.08%Other race alone
    • 80.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Charlton, Massachusetts as of July 09, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Charlton is 1,180 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Charlton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(16.3)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.8)
2
(15.6)
5
(39.6)
2
(15.2)
4
(30.3)
5
(37.7)
3
(22.4)
2
(14.9)
4
(29.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.7)
3
(23.4)
3
(23.8)
4
(30.4)
2
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.5)
2
(14.9)
2
(14.8)
1
(7.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
13
(106.0)
25
(199.2)
21
(164.5)
12
(94.2)
10
(77.9)
13
(103.0)
13
(98.9)
16
(121.3)
10
(75.4)
3
(22.4)
7
(52.1)
13
(96.1)
12
(87.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
30
(244.7)
34
(270.9)
43
(336.9)
40
(314.0)
55
(428.5)
48
(380.2)
47
(357.6)
33
(250.1)
40
(301.7)
37
(276.2)
12
(89.4)
10
(73.9)
11
(80.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
49
(399.6)
90
(717.1)
75
(587.5)
74
(580.8)
86
(670.0)
88
(697.0)
117
(890.3)
77
(583.6)
51
(384.7)
64
(477.8)
63
(469.1)
71
(525.0)
69
(505.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(65.2)
20
(159.4)
16
(125.3)
17
(133.4)
16
(124.7)
9
(71.3)
8
(60.9)
3
(22.7)
9
(67.9)
9
(67.2)
5
(37.2)
8
(59.2)
8
(58.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(8.2)
1
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(15.8)
2
(15.2)
1
(7.6)
1
(7.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(7.4)
1
(7.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)75.0109.090.085.7101.8119.6106.695.787.268.554.878.250.3

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City-data.com crime index in Charlton, MA

Crime rate in Charlton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2016, including police officers: 22 (18 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.34
Massachusetts average:

2.57
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Ancestries: French (22.4%), Irish (19.4%), English (17.6%), Polish (11.1%), Italian (10.4%), French Canadian (7.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1775

Elevation: 895 feet

Land area: 42.5 square miles.

Population density: 305 people per square mile   (very low).

Charlton, Massachusetts map

177 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.6%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Charlton town:

1.1% ($1,661)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (12.6 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (46.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (132.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Southbridge, MA (2.3 miles ),
Oxford, MA (2.3 miles ),
Sturbridge, MA (2.3 miles ),
Southbridge Town, MA (2.5 miles ),
Dudley, MA (2.5 miles ),
Leicester, MA (2.7 miles ),
Fiskdale, MA (2.7 miles ),
Spencer, MA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.14 N, Longitude: 71.97 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Charlton, MA in 2017
Charlton satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 67 buildings, average cost: $122,800
  • 1998: 92 buildings, average cost: $106,600
  • 1999: 79 buildings, average cost: $105,300
  • 2000: 85 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2001: 88 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2002: 110 buildings, average cost: $176,800
  • 2003: 81 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2004: 95 buildings, average cost: $194,200
  • 2005: 73 buildings, average cost: $166,500
  • 2006: 62 buildings, average cost: $179,400
  • 2007: 30 buildings, average cost: $192,700
  • 2008: 25 buildings, average cost: $240,500
  • 2009: 28 buildings, average cost: $198,600
  • 2010: 23 buildings, average cost: $211,300
  • 2011: 16 buildings, average cost: $199,800
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2013: 47 buildings, average cost: $194,900
  • 2014: 32 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $257,200
  • 2016: 37 buildings, average cost: $261,800
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $267,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Charlton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Charlton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Charlton, MA
Historical housing units in Charlton, MA
Most common industries in Charlton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.2%)
  • Educational services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.5%)
  • Other transportation, support activities, couriers (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.2%)
  • Educational services (16.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Charlton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.9%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.3%)
  • Carpenters (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)

Average climate in Charlton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Charlton, Massachusetts average temperatures Charlton, Massachusetts average precipitation Charlton, Massachusetts humidity Charlton, Massachusetts wind speed Charlton, Massachusetts snowfall Charlton, Massachusetts sunshine Charlton, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.507. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.57. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.57
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Charlton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.3 miles away from the Charlton town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Charlton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% 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 173.7 miles away from the city 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 184.9 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 96.2 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 226.7 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 21.5 miles away from Charlton center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 142.5 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Charlton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Charlton:

  • OVERLOOK VNA AND HOSPICE SERVICES (88 MASONIC HOME ROAD, PO BOX 1000)
  • OVERLOOK MASONIC HEALTH CENTER (MASONIC HOME ROAD PO BOX 1000)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Charlton:

  • SANDALWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; OXFORD, MA)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • PROVIDENCE HOUSE N H OF SOUTHBRIDGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • RADIUS HEALTHCARE-SOUTHBRIDGE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-THE MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ROCHDALE, MA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF AUBURN (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; AUBURN, MA)

Airports located in Charlton:

Amtrak station near Charlton:

  • 13 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

College/University in Charlton:

  • Southern Worcester County Regional Voc School District (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 57 Old Muggett Hill Rd; Public; Website: www.baypath.net)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Charlton:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 11 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 11 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester State University (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 16 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Bryant University (about 27 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)

Public high school in Charlton:

  • BAY PATH REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 57 OLD MUGGETT HILL ROAD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Charlton:

See full list of schools located in Charlton

Library in Charlton:

  • CHARLTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $341,026; Location: 40 MAIN ST.; 28,286 books; 930 e-books; 2,708 audio materials; 2,568 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 95 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Charlton: Wood Lot Campground (A), Charlton Orchard (B), Fay Mountain Farm (C), Camp Joslin (D), Camp Bement (E), Heritage Country Club (F), Charlton Fire Department (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Charlton include: Charlton Federated Church (A), Charlton Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Dresser Cemetery (1), Bay Path Cemetery (2), Westridge Cemetery (3), Union Cemetery (4), Northside Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Tucker Pond (A), Snows Pond (B), Hultered Pond (C), Hammond Pond (D), Dodge Pond (E), Ashworth Pond (F), McIntyre Pond (G), Blood Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: South Fork Little River (A), Pratt Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Charlton: Northside Village Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Charlton Historical Society (Museums; Stafford) (1), Capen Hill Nature Sanctuary (Museums; 56 Capen Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Redwood Motel (Worcester Rd) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: William T. G. Morton - Physician, Linus B. Comins - Politician.

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charlton and their reported violations in the past:

RMZ, LLC; DBA SHAKERZ (Serves RI, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Charlton that have no violations reported:

  • OVERLOOK LIFE CARE COMMUNITY (Population served: 857, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • BOW MUNICIPAL WATER SYSTEM (Serves NH, Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

77.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.6%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

4.4%
153 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
4 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Charlton in 2000:

  • 180 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 2 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Charlton (2011 data):

  • Country Bank for Savings: Overlook Life Care Community Branch at 88 Masonic Home Road, branch established on 2006/06/12; Charlton Branch at 37 Worcester Road, branch established on 2004/04/23. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices
  • Savers Co-operative Bank: Charlton Branch at 90 Worcester Road, branch established on 1987/10/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $414.6 mil, Deposits: $307.9 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Southbridge Savings Bank: Charlton Branch at 63 Main Street, branch established on 1976/02/23. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $419.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Green Valley Bancorp, Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Charlton:

Marital status in Charlton, MA
  • Never married: 20.5%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

For population 25 years and over in Charlton:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.9
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Charlton, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Here:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Worcester County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Charlton, MA
NameCountNameCount
CVS1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Dunkin Donuts1McDonald's2
FedEx1U-Haul1
Jones New York1

Strongest AM radio stations in Charlton:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1 kW; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Charlton:

  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Charlton:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Charlton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 58.6mTotal length
  • $39,098,000Total costs
  • 566,540Total average daily traffic
  • 39,882Total average daily truck traffic
  • 505,661Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Charlton, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 31940-1949
  • 251950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Charlton, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

96 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Charlton)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Charlton, MA)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

52 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Charlton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 172SG , Serial Number: 17261734, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 05/24/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/1995
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond A Jr Lehner, 23 Stoneybrook Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
  • Aircraft: THIBODEAU ALBERT TWINSTAR MK II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 (52 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20458 , Serial Number: M2-208, Year manufactured: 1989, Airworthiness Date: 08/29/2012, Certificate Issue Date: 11/22/2011
    Registrant (Individual): Lee A Morgan, 16 Old Worcester Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
  • Aircraft: AMERICAN CHAMPION AIRCRAFT 8KCAB (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING AEIO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 272SG , Serial Number: 969-2004, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 12/09/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 02/15/2005
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond A Jr Lehner, 23 Stoneybrook Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3330E , Serial Number: 17271507, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 09/16/1978, Certificate Issue Date: 03/30/2000
    Registrant (LLC): Worcester Skyhawk Partners LLC, 52 Smith Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 40925 , Serial Number: 28-7415112, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/02/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 02/27/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Robert N Jr Dba Polselli, 165 Saundersdale Rd, Charlton, MA 01507, Other Owners: Dreams Digital
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 66506 , Serial Number: 15076086, Year manufactured: 1974, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1974, Certificate Issue Date: 12/30/2015
    Registrant (Individual): John J Scott, 50 H Foote Rd, Charlton, MA 01507
  • Aircraft: BEECH B24R (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9371S , Serial Number: MC-364, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 11/05/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Loy D Riley, 85 Hanson Rd, Charlton, MA 01507

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 69. The highest number of fires - 80 took place in 2013, and the least - 59 in 2007. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Charlton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.9%), and Outside Fires (23.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Charlton, MA
    • 67156.9%Structure Fires
    • 28023.7%Outside Fires
    • 21718.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 110.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Charlton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Charlton, MA
  • 72.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 12.0%Wood
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Coal or coke
  • 0.9%Utility gas
  • 0.5%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Charlton, MA
  • 57.8%Electricity
  • 28.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.5%Other fuel


Charlton compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.

Charlton on our top lists:

  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: supervisors of construction and extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 (01507) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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