Devens, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,840.
Males: 1,564  (85.0%)
Females: 276  (15.0%)
Median resident age:  43.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01464.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $65,753
Devens:

$65,753
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $33,102

Devens CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $257,400
Devens:

$257,400
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $290,186; Detached houses: $307,171; Townhouses or other attached units: $245,260; In 2-unit structures: $229,949; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,138; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $152,176; Mobile homes: $58,938
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  • Races in Devens, MA (2015)

    Devens races chart
    • 1,05760.4%White alone
    • 34019.4%Black alone
    • 25314.5%Hispanic
    • 492.8%Two or more races
    • 472.7%Asian alone
    • 221.3%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Devens: 123.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (9.1%), German (7.6%), African (6.3%), French (5.7%), Polish (3.8%), Italian (3.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Devens,MA real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Devens:

  • High school or higher: 91.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.5%

For population 15 years and over in Devens CDP:

  • Never married: 41.3%
  • Now married: 30.6%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 23.1%

154 residents are foreign born (5.0% Latin America).

This place:

8.8%
Massachusetts:

15.5%

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (15.9 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (30.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (165.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Fort Devens, MA (0.7 miles ), Ayer, MA (1.4 miles ), Shirley, MA (1.4 miles ), Harvard, MA (1.4 miles ), Groton, MA (2.2 miles ), Lancaster, MA (2.4 miles ), Littleton, MA (2.5 miles ), Boxborough, MA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 71.61 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

Devens household income distribution Devens home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.8%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (25%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (55%)
  • Public administration (16%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (1%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (38%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (25%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (5%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (35%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)

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

Tornado activity:

Devens-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.5 miles away from the Devens place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Devens-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 168.5 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 170.9 miles away from Devens 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 66.2 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 247.2 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 36.5 miles away from Devens 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 156.1 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Devens:

  • WOODFORD OF AYER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • APPLE VALLEY CONTINUING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • NASHOBA VALLEY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; AYER, MA)
  • SEVEN HILLS PEDIATRIC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; GROTON, MA)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-RIVER TERRACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; LANCASTER, MA)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF NASHOBA VALLEY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LITTLETON, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Devens:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 10 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 17 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 18 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 20 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Framingham State University (about 20 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Assumption College (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)

Public high school in Devens:

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Notable location: Devens Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Devens: New Patriots Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Mirror Lake (A), Mirror Lake (B), Robbins Pond (C), Nashua River Reservoir (D), Plow Shop Pond (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Trout Brook (A), Morse Brook (B), Mulpus Brook (C), Nonacoicus Brook (D), Walker Brook (E), Willow Branch (F), Catacoonamug Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 85.1. This is about average.

City:

85.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.392. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.392
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 10.9. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.9
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 2.72. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.72
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 18.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.1
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.79. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.79
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 13.7%
(11.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.0% for Black residents, 36.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.5%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  7.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

People in group quarters in Devens in 2010:

  • 1,194 people in federal prisons
  • 256 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 44 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness

Banks with branches in Devens (2011 data):

  • North Middlesex Savings Bank: Devens Branch at 6 Andrews Parkway, branch established on 2001/05/17. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $329.3 mil, Deposits: $268.7 mil, headquarters in Ayer, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2015

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2015

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.9
Massachusetts average:

12.8

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Devens CDP (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Devens:

  • WRKO (680 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)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Devens:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)

TV broadcast stations around Devens:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)

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

  • DEVENS MASS DEVELOPMENT (Population served: 6,500, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 13
  • Hazardous Condition: 38

Incident types - Devens

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Devens, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Devens, Massachusetts:

  • Springhill Suites By Marriott Devens, 27 Andrews Pkwy, Devens, Massachusetts 1434 , Phone: (978) 772-3030, Fax: (978) 772-5030
  • Hilton Garden Inn Devens Common, 59 Andrews Pkwy, Devens, Massachusetts 1434 , Phone: (978) 772-0600, Fax: (978) 772-0677
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Devens, Massachusetts

Businesses in Devens, MA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1
  • FedEx: 2
  • Marriott: 1

Devens compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.

Devens on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 100 cities with the largest percentage of males"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Netherlands (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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