For population 25 years and over in Cheshire:
For population 15 years and over in Cheshire town:
90 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.4% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (32.5 miles , pop. 95,658).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (106.9 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (124.0 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Lanesborough, MA (2.2 miles ), New Ashford, MA (2.2 miles ), Adams, MA (2.2 miles ), Dalton, MA (2.5 miles ), Windsor, MA (2.7 miles ), Savoy, MA (2.8 miles ), Hancock, MA (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 73.16 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 413
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 Cheshire detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Work and jobs in Cheshire: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Cheshire, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Cheshire-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 16% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Cheshire town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 26.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Cheshire-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 77.5 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 47.3 miles away from Cheshire center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.1 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 49.9 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 95.9 miles away from Cheshire center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 49.0 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 Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amtrak station near Cheshire:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheshire:
Public high school in Cheshire:
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Public elementary/middle school in Cheshire:
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.52. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheshire and their reported violations in the past:CHESHIRE WATER DEPT (Population served: 1425, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:HUTCHINSON WATER COMPANY (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cheshire 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:
Cheshire compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Cheshire (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Cheshire (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Cheshire:
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See more detailed statistics of Cheshire fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 13See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Cheshire, MA
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $5,653,000
Total average daily traffic: 34,810
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,234
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 54,976
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:2
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cheshire)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Cheshire, MA
Total of 9 patent applications in 2008-2014.