Cheshire, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 3,235.
Population change since 2000: -4.9%
 
Males: 1,636  (50.6%)
Females: 1,599  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01225.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,320 (it was $41,981 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$63,320
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $32,290 (it was $19,156 in 2000)

Cheshire town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $232,896 (it was $116,600 in 2000)
Cheshire:

$232,896
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $297,411; detached houses: $302,175; townhouses or other attached units: $308,553; in 2-unit structures: $298,474; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $497,989; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $291,995; mobile homes: $51,418
March 2019 cost of living index in Cheshire: 111.9 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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  • Races in Cheshire, MA (2010)
    • 3,13997.0%White alone
    • 351.1%Hispanic
    • 290.9%Two or more races
    • 140.4%Black alone
    • 120.4%Asian alone
    • 50.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.03%Other race alone

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

Crime rates in Cheshire by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2019

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)
Rapes
(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)
Robberies
(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)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(92.2)
1
(30.8)
1
(31.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
2
(59.2)
6
(179.9)
8
(243.4)
7
(210.7)
6
(184.2)
2
(61.4)
5
(154.1)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(29.6)
2
(60.0)
4
(121.7)
29
(873.0)
8
(245.5)
4
(122.9)
5
(154.1)
0
(0.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.1)
1
(30.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(30.8)
1
(31.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index5.317.421.952.125.227.625.68.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cheshire, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 1 (1 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

0.32
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Polish (22.4%), Irish (21.2%), French (17.6%), Italian (14.2%), English (13.2%), German (10.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1793

Elevation: 963 feet

Land area: 26.9 square miles.

Population density: 120 people per square mile   (very low).

Cheshire, Massachusetts map

90 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.4% North America).

This town:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

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

1.1% ($1,288)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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 ),
Pittsfield, MA (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 42.56 N, Longitude: 73.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Distribution of median household income in Cheshire, MA in 2019
Cheshire satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 9 buildings, average cost: $110,400
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $100,700
  • 2000: 10 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2001: 6 buildings, average cost: $150,300
  • 2002: 7 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $174,500
  • 2004: 17 buildings, average cost: $145,400
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $156,600
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $124,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $216,500
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $206,000
  • 2010: 7 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $131,500
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2014: 6 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2017: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2018: 4 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $283,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cheshire, MA residents
Average permit cost in Cheshire, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.0%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Cheshire, MA
Historical housing units in Cheshire, MA
Most common industries in Cheshire, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (11.2%)
  • Construction (9.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Paper (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (19.1%)
  • Educational services (8.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Paper (6.1%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.4%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common occupations in Cheshire, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Registered nurses (3.6%)
  • Construction laborers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Construction laborers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.4%)
  • Registered nurses (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.2%)
  • Art and design workers (3.9%)

Average climate in Cheshire, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.789. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.789
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.83. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.83
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cheshire-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 22% smaller 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 above Massachusetts state average. It is 69% 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 113.4 miles away from Cheshire center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 137.8 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) earthquake occurred 136.3 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 102.2 miles away from Cheshire center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 145.4 miles away from the city 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 77.5 miles away from Cheshire 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 Berkshire County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Snowstorms: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cheshire topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cheshire:

  • CRANEVILLE PLACE AT DALTON (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; DALTON, MA)
  • NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COMPREHENSIVE CARE (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF N BERKSHIRE INC (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • MT GREYLOCK EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • BERKSHIRE MEDICAL CENTER INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • SWEET BROOK OF WILLIAMSTOWN REHABILITATION AND N CTR (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; WILLIAMSTOWN, MA)
  • HILLCREST COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Cheshire:

  • 9 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cheshire:

  • Williams College (about 11 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 29 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 29 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)
  • The Sage Colleges (about 30 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 2,499)
  • Smith College (about 32 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Siena College (about 33 miles; Loudonville, NY; FT enrollment: 3,153)
  • The College of Saint Rose (about 33 miles; Albany, NY; FT enrollment: 4,085)

Public high school in Cheshire:

Public elementary/middle school in Cheshire:

See full list of schools located in Cheshire

Library in Cheshire:

  • CHESHIRE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $25,467; Location: 23 DEPOT STREET; 8,895 books; 24 audio materials; 565 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cheshire: Cheshire Fire Department (A), Cheshire Public Library (B), Cheshire Town Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Cheshire: First Baptist Church of Cheshire (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kitchen Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Berkshire County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • CHESHIRE WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,407, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WHITNEYS FARM MARKET AND COUNTRY GARDEN (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

66.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

6.6%
Whole state:

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

3.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Banks with branches in Cheshire (2011 data):

  • Adams Community Bank: Cheshire Branch at Richmond Street And State Road, branch established on 1971/05/10. Info updated 2012/03/02: Bank assets: $202.3 mil, Deposits: $163.5 mil, headquarters in Adams, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Cheshire:

Marital status in Cheshire, MA
  • Never married: 21.0%
  • Now married: 63.9%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.1%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Cheshire:

  • High school or higher: 87.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cheshire, MA (based on Berkshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,18732
Mainline Protestant9,89563
Other3,64720
Evangelical Protestant2,81728
Black Protestant2332
Orthodox2252
None64,215-
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: 33
Berkshire County:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
This county:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
This county:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

22.8%
Massachusetts:

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

9.9%
State:

16.5%

3.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($45,820 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.15% ($38,278)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($92,923)


3.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,798 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($35,169)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.11% ($53,774)

Businesses in Cheshire, MA

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • Honda: 1
  • U-Haul: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cheshire:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WNAW (1230 AM; 1 kW; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBEC (1420 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cheshire:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBRK-FM (101.7 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)

TV broadcast stations around Cheshire:

  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • WNGN-LP (Channel 26; TROY, NY; Owner: BRIAN A. LARSON)
Cheshire fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Cheshire fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 13Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.4mTotal length
  • $8,697,000Total costs
  • 35,910Total average daily traffic
  • 3,319Total average daily truck traffic
  • 54,976Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cheshire, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 21920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21980-1989
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cheshire, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Edward G Roach, 452 South State Rd. (Ma13711-A) (Lat: 42.553472 Lon: -73.160056), Type: 57.3, Overall height: 56.1 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • Edward G Roach, 452 South State Rd. (Ma13711-A) (Lat: 42.553472 Lon: -73.160056), Type: 57.3, Overall height: 56.1 m, Registrant: Sba Towers Ii LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Fire Station Church St (Lat: 42.550083 Lon: -73.166222), Call Sign: KNBU762,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.415 MHz, 154.310 MHz, Grant Date: 02/07/2013, Expiration Date: 03/16/2023, Registrant: Cheshire Fire Dept, 29 South Street, Cheshire, MA 01225, Phone: (413) 743-3387, Fax: (413) 743-3145, Email:
  • HOOSAC VALLEY, 125 Savoy Road (Lat: 42.593944 Lon: -73.115722), Type: Building, Structure height: 14 m, Call Sign: WRDK890,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.925 MHz, 465.000 MHz, Grant Date: 05/22/2019, Expiration Date: 05/22/2029, Certifier: Keith Lagess, Registrant: Visiplex, Inc., 1287 North Barclay Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, Phone: (847) 229-0250, Fax: (847) 229-0259, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • STATION, W Side Of Rt 8 Approx 1/2 Mi S From Town (Lat: 42.590056 Lon: -73.146194), Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 16.2 m, Call Sign: KRF81,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.700 MHz, Grant Date: 07/25/2019, Expiration Date: 10/20/2029, Registrant: Director Of Communications, 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 00000, Phone: (617) 566-4500

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cheshire)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

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  • WJB CORPORATE AIRCRAFT SALES LLC, Po Box 737, Cheshire, MA 01225
    Certificate: D002091 (LLC), Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2009, Expiration Date: 03/19/2010
  • WJB CORPORATE AIRCRAFT SALES LLC, Po Box 737, Cheshire, MA 01225
    Certificate: D002091 (Corporation), Certificate Issue Date: 03/20/2009, Expiration Date: 03/19/2010

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 155DD, N155DD, N-155DD, Serial Number: 17584, Certificate Issue Date: 10/29/2015
    Registrant (Individual): William A Lewis, 425 Wells Rd, Cheshire, MA 01225
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/14/1999
  • Aircraft: BURWELL STEPHEN R BURWELL RV6 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 642SB, N642SB, N-642SB, Serial Number: 24862, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 06/02/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/2019
    Registrant (Individual): James P Dalton, 411 Lanesboro Rd, Cheshire, MA 01225
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7039E, N7039E, N-7039E, Serial Number: 56539, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 10/01/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Arthur H Iii Lewis, 138 Shadowland Cove Rd, Cheshire, MA 01225
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 07/18/2017

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 8. The highest number of reported fires - 17 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Cheshire, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.3%), and Outside Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cheshire, MA
    • 7758.3%Structure Fires
    • 2619.7%Outside Fires
    • 2115.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 86.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cheshire, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cheshire, MA
  • 54.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 24.6%Utility gas
  • 8.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.0%Wood
  • 4.2%Electricity
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cheshire, MA
  • 33.5%Utility gas
  • 28.8%Electricity
  • 27.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.3%Wood


Cheshire compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 5 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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