Chelsea, Massachusetts

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Population in 2013: 37,670 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.4%
 
Males: 19,075  (50.6%)
Females: 18,595  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  31.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02149, 02150.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,202 (it was $30,161 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$43,202
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,211 (it was $14,628 in 2000)

Chelsea city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $254,086 (it was $163,200 in 2000)
Chelsea:

$254,086
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $261,906; Detached houses: $284,509; Townhouses or other attached units: $273,134; In 2-unit structures: $274,563; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $271,607; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $161,250

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,121.

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Chelsea races chart
  • Hispanic - 21,952 (61.8%)
  • White alone - 8,929 (25.1%)
  • Black alone - 1,969 (5.5%)
  • Two or more races - 1,315 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 1,081 (3.0%)
  • Other race alone - 259 (0.7%)
  • American Indian alone - 22 (0.06%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chelsea: 142.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Italian (8.3%), Irish (5.6%), Subsaharan African (3.2%), Polish (2.8%), English (2.1%), West Indian (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 10 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 17,221 people per square mile   (very high).

Chelsea,MA real estate house value index trend

Chelsea, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Chelsea:

  • High school or higher: 63.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 7.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chelsea city:

  • Never married: 47.1%
  • Now married: 34.8%
  • Separated: 5.2%
  • Widowed: 4.3%
  • Divorced: 8.7%

15,911 residents are foreign born

This city:  44.3%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Chelsea, Massachusetts as of May 23, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Chelsea to the number of sex offenders is 4,092 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,782 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,822 (0.9%)

Chelsea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Malden, MA (2.6 miles , pop. 56,340).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (5.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (181.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Everett, MA (1.2 miles ), Revere, MA (1.4 miles ), Malden, MA (1.6 miles ), Winthrop, MA (1.8 miles ), Winthrop Town, MA (1.9 miles ), Somerville, MA (1.9 miles ), Medford, MA (2.0 miles ), Cambridge, MA (2.1 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1999: 3 buildings, average cost: $40,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $40,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $105,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $105,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.40 N, Longitude: 71.03 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -88 (-0.2%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,312 (20.9%)

Area codes: 617, 857

Chelsea household income distribution Chelsea home values distribution

Crime rates in Chelsea by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 3140140220822
per 100,000 10.62.811.30.02.912.10.06.25.20.021.45.75.6
Rapes 14133926272127192524343341
per 100,000 49.736.9109.874.479.463.482.558.664.760.291.193.2114.0
Robberies 96111134158186151179207212256186228253
per 100,000 340.5314.9377.3452.2546.8455.7547.2638.1548.9641.9498.2644.2703.4
Assaults 354N/A488392373N/AN/A379430383392354370
per 100,000 1255.5N/A1374.11121.81096.5N/AN/A1168.31113.4960.31050.01000.31028.7
Burglaries 190166281337343286345372407436447394288
per 100,000 673.8471.0791.2964.41008.3863.11054.61146.81053.81093.21197.31113.3800.8
Thefts 510447481520603627665756979858745770910
per 100,000 1808.71268.21354.41488.11772.71892.32032.82330.52534.92151.31995.42175.72530.2
Auto thefts 380437440425342282308206249238178189179
per 100,000 1347.71239.81238.91216.21005.4851.1941.5635.0644.7596.7476.8534.0497.7
Arson 88131612781017645
per 100,000 28.422.736.645.835.321.124.530.82.617.616.111.313.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 651.2N/A717.7653.5684.8N/AN/A719.2686.4652.7687.1697.2726.9

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Chelsea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 101 (95 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.64
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.2%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +6,457 (+22.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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

Average climate in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chelsea-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Chelsea city 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 17.3 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chelsea-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 198.6 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 81.5 miles away from Chelsea 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 197.7 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 230.6 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 63.6 miles away from Chelsea center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 57.6 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)
Chelsea topographic map

Birthplace of: Horatio Alger, Jr. - Novelist, Chick Corea - (born 1941), musician, Elliot Aronson - Psychologist, Francis Jay Underhill - Businessman, Norman Cota - Recipient of the Purple Heart medal, Vannevar Bush - (1890-1974), inventor of hypertext, Albert D. Bosson - Judge, Arthur B. Champlin - Politician, Lewis Howard Latimer - Inventor, Carl Voss - Ice hockey player.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Chelsea: Marcus M. Haskell, Rodney J. Evans.

Hospitals and medical centers in Chelsea:

  • MANUEL R GRELL HOME CARE (285 COMMANDANTS WAY)
  • CHELSEA JEWISH NURSING HOME (17 LAFAYETTE AVENUE)
  • CHELSEA SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (932 BROADWAY)
  • EASTPOINTE NURSING CARE CENTER (255 CENTRAL AVENUE)
  • LEONARD FLORENCE CENTER FOR LIVING (165 CAPTAIN'S ROW)
  • SOLDIERS HOME IN MASSACHUSETTS (91 CREST AVENUE)

Amtrak stations near Chelsea:

  • 3 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 4 miles: BOSTON (SO. STA) (BOSTON, ATLANTIC AVE. & SUMMER ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, full-service food facilities and snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.
  • 5 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Chelsea:

  • Everest Institute-Chelsea (Full-time enrollment: 629; Location: 70 Everett Ave - 4th Floor; Private, for-profit; Website: www.everest.edu/campus/chelsea)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chelsea:

  • Bunker Hill Community College (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; Full-time enrollment: 8,814)
  • Suffolk University (about 3 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 6,982)
  • Emerson College (about 4 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,657)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (about 4 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 13,548)
  • Lesley University (about 5 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)
  • Cambridge College (about 5 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,782)
  • Berklee College of Music (about 5 miles; Boston, MA; FT enrollment: 4,726)

Public high school in Chelsea:

Public elementary/middle schools in Chelsea:

Private elementary/middle school in Chelsea:

  • ST ROSE SCHOOL (Students: 246; Location: 580 BROADWAY; Grades: PK - 8)
See full list of schools located in Chelsea, School District: CHELSEA

Library in Chelsea:

  • CHELSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $362,043; Location: 569 BROADWAY; 71,277 books; 2,204 audio materials; 3,612 video materials; 47 state licensed databases; 4 other licensed databases; 108 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Chelsea: Chelsea Station (A), Murray Industrial Park (B), Chelsea Fire Department Mill Hill Station (C), Massachusetts Soldiers Home (D), Chelsea City Hall (E), Chelsea Fire Department Headquarters (F), Chelsea Fire Department Prattvile Station (G), Clark Avenue School Library (H), Chelsea Public Library (I), Soldier's Home in Massachusetts (J), Our Lady of Grace Parish Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Broadway Shopping Center (1), Mystic Mall (2), Parkway Plaza Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chelsea include: Saint Stanislaus Church (A), Nativity of Virgin Mary Church (B), Missionary Assembly of God Church (C), Iglesia Bautista El Calvario Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Chelsea Spanish Church of God (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Garden Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Chelsea include: Quigley Park (1), Highland Park (2), Voke Park (3), Bellingham Square Historic District (4), Chelsea Memorial Park (5), Chelsea Square Historic District (6), Downtown Chelsea Residential Historic District (7), Voke Park (8), Polonia Playground (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: GOV Bellingham-Cary House (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 34 Parker Street).

Hotel: Atlas Bedding MFG Corporation (124 2nd Street).

Court: Mass Commonwealth - Courts- District Courts- Chelsea District Court- Clerk's Of (120 Broadway).

Suffolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 85.8. This is about average.

City:

85.8
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.277. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.277
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 15.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.16. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.16
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 21.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.30
U.S.:

9.14

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

CHELSEA WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 41,577, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (APR-12-2011)
  • Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-02-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2008)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 25.0%
(16.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.9% for Black residents, 27.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 28.2% for other race residents, 32.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.9 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  11.1%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

People in group quarters in Chelsea in 2010:

  • 570 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 105 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Chelsea in 2000:

  • 878 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 14 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Chelsea, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Chelsea compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Banks with branches in Chelsea (2011 data):

  • Eastern Bank: Everett Avenue Chelsea Branch at 90 Everett Avenue, branch established on 2008/08/18. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Mystic Mall Branch at 152 Everett Avenue, branch established on 1986/09/02. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Chelsea Bank: at 360 Broadway, branch established on 1970/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/12: Bank assets: $51.1 mil, Deposits: $44.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Chelsea Branch at 457 Broadway, branch established on 1910/02/01. 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
  • People's United Bank: Chelsea Branch at 357 Beacham Street, branch established on 2001/09/27. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Chelsea Branch at 148 Everett Avenue, branch established on 1965/05/06. 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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Chelsea, Massachusetts:

  • Wyndham Chelsea, 201 Everett Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150 , Phone: (617) 884-2900
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Boston Logan Airport/Chelsea, 200 Maple St, Chelsea, MA 02150 , Phone: (617) 889-9990, Fax: (617) 889-9992
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Chelsea, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (56%)
  • Electricity (29%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Chelsea:

(Chelsea, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Chelsea city (based on Suffolk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.02%
Here: 60.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishMuslim EstimateEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents74.9%6.0%3.3%2.3%2.2%
Congregations21.3%6.4%2.3%7.3%10.2%
NameInternational Churches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Anderson, Indiana)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents1.5%1.0%1.0%0.9%7.1%
Congregations0.3%4.7%0.6%2.6%44.3%
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: 180
Suffolk County:

2.47 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 239
Suffolk County:

3.29 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Suffolk County:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 766
Here:

10.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Suffolk County:

21.4%
Massachusetts:

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

17.1%
State:

16.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 18$79,961$53,3070$0
Other Government Administration 15$70,492$56,39417$5,159
Judicial and Legal 2$11,821$70,9260$0
Police Protection - Officers 91$741,251$97,7470$0
Police - Other 6$22,411$44,8225$8,645
Firefighters 93$566,761$73,1300$0
Fire - Other 13$60,372$55,7285$5,731
Streets and Highways 23$102,952$53,7141$1,262
Welfare 4$16,910$50,7302$3,530
Health 15$67,387$53,9102$3,516
Solid Waste Management 2$9,500$57,0000$0
Sewerage 2$9,017$54,1020$0
Parks and Recreation 2$8,132$48,7926$3,928
Housing and Community Development(Local) 5$26,654$63,9700$0
Water Supply 2$7,729$46,3741$1,262
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 633$3,432,269$65,06739$56,575
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 169$516,385$36,66696$70,636
Local Libraries 5$17,362$41,6698$4,668
Other and Unallocable 14$73,375$62,89311$4,685
Totals for Government 1,114$5,840,741$62,916193$169,597

Chelsea government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $63,099,000 ($1675.05)
    General - Other: $15,200,000 ($403.50)
    Police Protection: $8,101,000 ($215.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,525,000 ($173.21)
    Regular Highways: $1,753,000 ($46.54)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,680,000 ($44.60)
    Financial Administration: $1,384,000 ($36.74)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,154,000 ($30.63)
    General Public Buildings: $906,000 ($24.05)
    Sewerage: $800,000 ($21.24)
    Water Utilities: $746,000 ($19.80)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $539,000 ($14.31)
    Central Staff Services: $462,000 ($12.26)
    Health - Other: $407,000 ($10.80)
    Public Welfare - Other: $326,000 ($8.65)
    Libraries: $316,000 ($8.39)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000 ($5.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $86,000 ($2.28)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,521,000 ($93.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,983,000 ($105.73)
    Health - Other: $15,000 ($0.40)
    Central Staff Services: $9,000 ($0.24)
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $7,347,000 ($195.04)
    Transit Utilities: $1,911,000 ($50.73)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,729,000 ($125.54)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $565,000 ($15.00)
    General Public Building: $381,000 ($10.11)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($3.53)
    Sewerage: $104,000 ($2.76)
    Regular Highways: $90,000 ($2.39)
    Water Utilities: $45,000 ($1.19)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $12,000 ($0.32)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($0.08)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $51,776,000 ($1374.46)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($4.54)

Chelsea government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $6,215,000 ($164.99)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,832,000 ($48.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,378,000 ($36.58)
    All Other: $160,000 ($4.25)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,000 ($0.03)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,236,000 ($32.81)
    Housing and Community Development: $789,000 ($20.95)
    Education: $41,000 ($1.09)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,645,000 ($70.22)
    Interest Earnings: $1,879,000 ($49.88)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,578,000 ($41.89)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $4,648,000 ($123.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $63,699,000 ($1690.97)
    General Local Government Support: $10,181,000 ($270.27)
    All Other: $1,172,000 ($31.11)
    Highways: $707,000 ($18.77)
    Public Welfare: $156,000 ($4.14)
  • Tax - Property: $30,900,000 ($820.28)
    Other License: $1,141,000 ($30.29)
    Other Selective Sales: $523,000 ($13.88)

Chelsea government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $72,028,000 ($1912.08)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,557,000 ($1793.39)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,914,000 ($210.09)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,443,000 ($91.40)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,453,000 ($91.66)

Chelsea government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,073,000 ($320.49)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $20,929,000 ($555.59)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,433,000 ($223.87)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WILD (1090 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE OF BOSTON LICENSES, LLC)
  • WXKS (1430 AM; 5 kW; EVERETT, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WROL (950 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMKI (1260 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ABC, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chelsea:

  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMBR (88.1 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: TECHNOLOGY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMFO (91.5 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: TUFTS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Chelsea:

  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Chelsea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 15
Total length: 165 meters (541ft)
Total costs: $120,898,000
Total average daily traffic: 547,176
Total average daily truck traffic: 52,878
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 866,684

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1910-1919: 2
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 0
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 3
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Chelsea, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Chelsea)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Chelsea, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

28 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Chelsea)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2959U , Serial Number: 28-7916588, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/16/1979
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Joseph E Carroll, 13 Bell St, Chelsea, MA 02150, Other Owners: Maryann Carroll
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-31-325 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 8, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 162 mph), Engine: LYCOMING TI0-540 SER (310 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4039L , Serial Number: 31-8112013, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 10/30/1980
    Registrant (Corporation): Professional Aircraft Leasing Corp, 90 Spencer Ave, Chelsea, MA 02150

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED93$222,333140$134,543208$210,58214$72,2142$701,50053$194,377
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED11$194,72714$127,14320$216,5003$10,0000$06$134,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$221,52360$121,750140$218,27921$71,8570$026$191,154
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN21$169,76230$132,23362$220,4031$183,0001$279,00015$164,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$227,75011$97,09115$207,0000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 1601.00 , 1602.00, 1603.00, 1604.00, 1605.00, 1606.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$199,0002$212,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$167,2501$173,0001$106,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$204,0001$237,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$126,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$265,0001$228,0000$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 1601.00 , 1602.00, 1603.00, 1604.00, 1605.00, 1606.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 272
  • Hazardous Condition: 321
  • Service Call: 2

Incident types - Chelsea

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Chelsea, MA
Businesses in Chelsea, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1H&R Block1
AT&T1Home Depot1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Ashley Furniture1Nike2
Burger King1Payless1
CVS2The Room Place1
Dunkin Donuts8UPS3
FedEx4Walgreens1
GameStop1YMCA1

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