Chelmsford, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 33,802.
Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 16,367  (48.4%)
Females: 17,435  (51.6%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01824.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $113,764 (it was $70,207 in 2000)
Chelmsford:

$113,764
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $48,862 (it was $30,465 in 2000)

Chelmsford town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $430,255 (it was $205,500 in 2000)
Chelmsford:

$430,255
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $591,306; detached houses: $624,642; townhouses or other attached units: $582,852; in 2-unit structures: $505,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,078; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,031; mobile homes: $95,409
March 2019 cost of living index in Chelmsford: 145.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Chelmsford, MA (2010)
    • 29,45587.1%White alone
    • 2,8378.4%Asian alone
    • 6862.0%Hispanic
    • 4141.2%Two or more races
    • 3381.0%Black alone
    • 400.1%Other race alone
    • 300.09%American Indian alone
    • 20.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Chelmsford 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 Chelmsford, Massachusetts as of May 28, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Chelmsford is 3,073 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Chelmsford by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
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
(5.9)
2
(5.9)
1
(3.0)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
5
(14.2)
2
(5.7)
3
(8.5)
4
(11.3)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(14.8)
5
(14.7)
6
(17.8)
8
(23.4)
5
(14.4)
4
(11.8)
4
(11.8)
5
(14.5)
4
(11.5)
7
(20.0)
4
(11.3)
5
(14.2)
5
(14.1)
2
(5.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
27
(80.2)
33
(97.2)
36
(106.7)
35
(102.4)
33
(95.1)
60
(177.6)
27
(79.4)
20
(58.0)
17
(48.8)
23
(65.6)
15
(42.6)
22
(62.4)
37
(104.5)
25
(70.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
78
(231.6)
81
(238.5)
63
(186.7)
68
(198.9)
82
(236.3)
61
(180.6)
60
(176.4)
69
(200.2)
49
(140.6)
39
(111.3)
33
(93.6)
25
(70.9)
48
(135.6)
32
(90.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
481
(1,428)
497
(1,463)
438
(1,298)
557
(1,629)
475
(1,369)
456
(1,350)
441
(1,297)
463
(1,344)
422
(1,210)
513
(1,464)
387
(1,098)
379
(1,075)
419
(1,184)
335
(950.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
30
(89.1)
37
(108.9)
19
(56.3)
26
(76.1)
27
(77.8)
19
(56.2)
19
(55.9)
15
(43.5)
17
(48.8)
13
(37.1)
14
(39.7)
18
(51.1)
23
(65.0)
14
(39.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.9)
1
(2.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.9)
1
(2.8)
1
(2.8)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)105.7112.5104.5117.4100.9117.390.487.277.688.476.973.394.072.5

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City-data.com crime index in Chelmsford, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 68 (52 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.47
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (32.1%), English (16.9%), Italian (14.0%), French (8.3%), German (6.8%), French Canadian (6.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1655

Land area: 22.6 square miles.

Population density: 1,493 people per square mile   (low).

Chelmsford, Massachusetts map

2,418 residents are foreign born (3.5% Asia, 2.3% Europe).

This town:

7.1%
Massachusetts:

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

1.5% ($3,146)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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+: Bronx, NY (177.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 42.60 N, Longitude: 71.37 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 1998: 102 buildings, average cost: $101,800
  • 1999: 29 buildings, average cost: $135,200
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $154,700
  • 2001: 30 buildings, average cost: $166,300
  • 2002: 26 buildings, average cost: $220,800
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $186,100
  • 2004: 109 buildings, average cost: $157,900
  • 2005: 64 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2006: 65 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2008: 12 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2009: 13 buildings, average cost: $202,700
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $198,800
  • 2012: 18 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2013: 24 buildings, average cost: $216,400
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $263,200
  • 2015: 37 buildings, average cost: $198,900
  • 2016: 23 buildings, average cost: $236,300
  • 2017: 18 buildings, average cost: $263,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Chelmsford, MA residents
Average permit cost in Chelmsford, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Chelmsford, MA
Historical housing units in Chelmsford, MA
Most common industries in Chelmsford, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.8%)
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (12.5%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.0%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Health care (16.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Chelmsford, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.2%)
  • Engineers (4.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (10.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.0%)
  • Engineers (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Top executives (3.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Computer specialists (4.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.6%)

Average climate in Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Chelmsford, Massachusetts average temperatures Chelmsford, Massachusetts average precipitation Chelmsford, Massachusetts humidity Chelmsford, Massachusetts wind speed Chelmsford, Massachusetts snowfall Chelmsford, Massachusetts sunshine Chelmsford, 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 74.4. This is about average.

City:

74.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.206. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.206
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 8.91. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.91
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.717. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.717
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.47. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.47
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Chelmsford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 32% smaller 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 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 176.6 miles away from Chelmsford 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 63.1 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 175.7 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 248.0 miles away from Chelmsford 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 the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 201.5 miles away from Chelmsford 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Chelmsford topographic map

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).

Hospitals and medical centers in Chelmsford:

  • PALM MANOR NURSING HOME (40 PARKHURST RD)
  • PALM SKILLED NRSING CR AND CTR FOR REHAB EXCELLENCE (40 PARKHURST ROAD)
  • SUNNY ACRES NURSING HOME (254 BILLERICA ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Chelmsford:

  • 13 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 19 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelmsford:

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 5 miles; Lowell, MA; Full-time enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 8 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Merrimack College (about 14 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Bentley University (about 17 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Brandeis University (about 18 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Tufts University (about 19 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Lesley University (about 21 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)

Private high school in Chelmsford:

  • MURPHY & DWYER ACADEMY (Students: 2, Location: 29 REGINA DR, Grades: 10-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Chelmsford:

See full list of schools located in Chelmsford

Library in Chelmsford:

  • CHELMSFORD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,609,058; Location: 25 BOSTON RD.; 123,010 books; 11,248 audio materials; 12,575 video materials; 16 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 283 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Chelmsford: Purity Supreme (A), Patriot Ambulance (B), Chelmsford Fire Department Station 4 (C), Chelmsford Fire Department Station 3 (D), Chelmsford Fire Department Station 5 (E), Chelmsford Fire Department Station 2 (F), Chelmsford Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (G), South Row School Library (H), Center School Library (I), Chelmsford Center Town Hall (J), Chelmsford Glass Works Long House (K), Chelmsford Public Library (L), Parker Middle School Library (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Chelmsford Mall (1), Chelmsford Mall Shopping Center (2), The Market Place Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Chelmsford include: BROOKS AUTOMATION INC (A), MERCURY COMPUTER SYSTEMS INC (B), KRONOS INC (C), SYCAMORE NETWORKS INC (D), ZOLL MEDICAL CORPORATION (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chelmsford include: North Chelmsford Congregational Church (A), First Parish Unitarian Church (B), Chinese Baptist Church (C), Central Congregational Church (D), Central Baptist Church (E), Bethel Christian Church (F), All Saints Church (G), Aldersgate Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Forefathers Burying Ground (1), Fairview Cemetery (2), Heart Pond Cemetery (3), Pine Ridge Cemetery (4), Saint Josephs Cemetery (5), Riverside Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Baptist Pond (A), Russell Millpond (B), Newfield Pond (C), Swains Pond (D), River Meadow Pond (E), Stony Brook Reservoir (F), Heart Pond (G), River Meadow Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Golden Cove Brook (A), Goldern Cove (B), Crooked Springs Brook (C), Cold Springs Brook (D), Deep Brook (E), Stony Brook (F), Beaver Brook (G), Farley Brook (H), House Brook (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Chelmsford include: Chelmsford Center Historic District (1), Penham Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Garrison House (Museums; 105 Garrison Road) (1), Chelmsford Historical Society (Museums; 40 Byam Road) (2), Chelmsford Town - Public Libraries- Adams (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 25 Boston Road) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Disc Realty Trust (269 Littleton Rd) (1), Best Western Chelmsford Inn (187 Chelmsford Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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.

Middlesex 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 Chelmsford and their reported violations in the past:

CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 26,409, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
EAST CHELMSFORD WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,350, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-13-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-09-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-14-2007)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 85 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.8%
Whole state:

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

1.4%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Chelmsford in 2010:

  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 12 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 12 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 5 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Chelmsford in 2000:

  • 245 people in state prisons
  • 207 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Chelmsford (2011 data):

  • Eastern Bank: Chelmsford Branch at 291 Chelmsford Street, branch established on 1892/01/01; Chelmsford Branch at 17 North Road, branch established on 1974/07/01. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Chelmsford-Drum Hill Branch at 20 Drum Hill Road, branch established on 1971/09/29; Chelmsford Branch at 185 Littleton Road, branch established on 1993/06/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • Beacon Federal: Chelmsford Branch at 116 Chelmsford Street, branch established on 1995/09/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $1,024.7 mil, Deposits: $686.1 mil, headquarters in East Syracuse, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Drum Hill Road Branch at 41 Drum Hill Road, branch established on 1969/04/28. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Chelmsford Branch at 2 Summer Street, branch established on 1978/05/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Chelmsford Branch at 5 Billerica Rd, branch established on 1958/01/06. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Northern Bank & Trust Company: Chelmsford Branch at 14 Littleton Road, branch established on 1892/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $734.7 mil, Deposits: $586.1 mil, headquarters in Woburn, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Bancorp, Inc.
  • The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank: Chelmsford Branch at 23 Fletcher Street, branch established on 1955/07/27. Info updated 2011/09/19: Bank assets: $738.4 mil, Deposits: $601.2 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Lowell Five Bancorp Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Chelmsford:

Marital status in Chelmsford, MA
  • Never married: 23.1%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.7%

For population 25 years and over in Chelmsford:

  • High school or higher: 93.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 18.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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Religion statistics for Chelmsford, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Here:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Here:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
This county:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Chelmsford, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike2
Best Western1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts3Staples1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Stop & Shop1
FedEx10Subway2
GameStop1T-Mobile1
H&R Block1T.J.Maxx1
Jones New York3U-Haul1
Kohl's1UPS9
Little Caesars Pizza1Walgreens1
Marshalls1Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Chelmsford:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WLLH (1400 AM; 1 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF LOWELL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chelmsford:

  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJUL (91.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Chelmsford:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • 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.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Chelmsford: Michael A. Dillon.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Chelmsford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 59Number of bridges
  • 525ft / 160mTotal length
  • $101,250,000Total costs
  • 3,172,835Total average daily traffic
  • 228,835Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Chelmsford, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 161950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 232000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Chelmsford, MA

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 39. The highest number of fire incidents - 75 took place in 2003, and the least - 15 in 2013. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Chelmsford, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (47.2%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (35.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Chelmsford, MA
    • 31747.2%Structure Fires
    • 23835.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 598.8%Other
    • 578.5%Outside Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chelmsford, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chelmsford, Massachusetts:

  • Radisson Hotel & Suites, 10 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824 , Phone: (978) 256-0800, Fax: (978) 256-0750
  • Holiday Inn Express, 8 Independence Dr, Chelmsford, Massachusetts 01824 , Phone: (978) 710-3151
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chelmsford, Massachusetts
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Chelmsford, MA
  • 76.6%Utility gas
  • 19.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.3%Electricity
  • 0.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Chelmsford, MA
  • 48.1%Utility gas
  • 32.0%Electricity
  • 16.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%No fuel used


Chelmsford 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.

Chelmsford on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: child care workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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