For population 25 years and over in Chelmsford:
For population 15 years and over in Chelmsford town:
2,418 residents are foreign born (3.5% Asia, 2.3% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lowell, MA (3.6 miles , pop. 105,167).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (24.1 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (186.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Lowell, MA (1.9 miles ), Westford, MA (1.9 miles ), Carlisle, MA (2.3 miles ), Tyngsborough, MA (2.3 miles ), Dracut, MA (2.4 miles ), Billerica, MA (2.5 miles ), Littleton Common, MA (2.7 miles ), Tewksbury, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 71.37 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 978
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Chelmsford detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 65 (51 officers).
Work and jobs in Chelmsford: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Chelmsford-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 1% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.5 miles away from the Chelmsford town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Chelmsford-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 67% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 63.1 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 49.8 miles away from Chelmsford center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 69.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 51.0 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 46.7 miles away from Chelmsford 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 25.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Benjamin Pierce (governor) - Politician, Harry M. Woods - Songwriter, Joy Williams (American writer) - Novelist, Kristen Wilson - Actor, Phil Bourque - Ice hockey player, Tony Lupien - Baseball player and coach, Heather Linstad - UConn Ice Hockey women's coach, Josiah Gardner Abbott - Representative, Dan Curran - Football player, Jon McKennedy - Racing driver.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Chelmsford: Michael A. Dillon.
Main business address for: BROOKS AUTOMATION INC (SPECIAL INDUSTRY MACHINERY, NEC), MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC (ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS & ACCESSORIES), KRONOS INC (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION (ELECTROMEDICAL & ELECTROTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS).
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Amtrak stations near Chelmsford:
Local government website: www.townhall.chelmsford.ma.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelmsford:
Public high school in Chelmsford:
Private high school in Chelmsford:
Public elementary/middle schools in Chelmsford:
See full list of schools located in Chelmsford, School District: CHELMSFORD
Private elementary/middle schools in Chelmsford:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 9.31. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.279. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chelmsford and their reported violations in the past:MEADOW WOODS MOBILE HOME PARK (Address: 17 SPAULDING RD , Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:LANDS END (Serves NH, Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Chelmsford that have no violations reported:
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
People in group quarters in Chelmsford in 2010:
People in group quarters in Chelmsford in 2000:
Chelmsford compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Chelmsford (2011 data):
Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chelmsford, Massachusetts:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Chelmsford town (based on Middlesex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 251
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)
0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)
0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Chelmsford:
Strongest FM radio stations in Chelmsford:
TV broadcast stations around Chelmsford:
See more detailed statistics of Chelmsford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 59See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chelmsford, MA
Total length: 287 meters (942ft)
Total costs: $55,893,000
Total average daily traffic: 3,073,498
Total average daily truck traffic: 259,640
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chelmsford)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Chelmsford, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 252 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chelmsford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 15 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Chelmsford)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chelmsford, MA
Total of 1072 patent applications in 2008-2014.