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Population in 2010: 7,086. Population change since 2000: +14.8%
 

Males: 3,553  (50.1%)
Females: 3,533  (49.9%)

Median resident age:  40.9 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02764.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $72,333 (it was $58,600 in 2000)
Dighton:

$72,333
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $29,670

Dighton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $282,454 (it was $154,400 in 2000)
Dighton:

$282,454
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $346,077; Detached houses: $345,331; Townhouses or other attached units: $686,454; In 2-unit structures: $269,980; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $423,973; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $178,164; Mobile homes: $169,533
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Dighton races chart
  • White alone - 6,769 (95.5%)
  • Hispanic - 104 (1.5%)
  • Two or more races - 87 (1.2%)
  • Black alone - 55 (0.8%)
  • Asian alone - 45 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 12 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 14 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Dighton: 387.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Portuguese (33.3%), Irish (17.5%), English (15.0%), French (10.7%), Italian (9.8%), French Canadian (6.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1712

Elevation: 19 feet

Land area: 22.4 square miles.

Population density: 317 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Dighton:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.3%
  • Unemployed: 4.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dighton town:

  • Never married: 22.8%
  • Now married: 62.0%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.6%
  • Divorced: 6.7%

318 residents are foreign born (4.4% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This town:  5.1%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Dighton, Massachusetts as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Dighton to the number of sex offenders is 3,390 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 in 2000:

Dighton town:  1.2% ($1,900)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Dighton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Taunton, MA (4.9 miles , pop. 55,976).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (33.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (164.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Berkley, MA (1.8 miles ), Taunton, MA (2.2 miles ), Somerset, MA (2.5 miles ), Rehoboth, MA (2.5 miles ), Freetown, MA (2.7 miles ), Swansea, MA (2.8 miles ), Raynham, MA (2.8 miles ), Raynham Center, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 21 buildings, average cost: $153,200
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $154,000
  • 1999: 55 buildings, average cost: $18,200
  • 2000: 46 buildings, average cost: $53,700
  • 2001: 42 buildings, average cost: $45,300
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $47,200
  • 2003: 42 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2005: 44 buildings, average cost: $46,900
  • 2006: 39 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2007: 26 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2008: 21 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $190,000
  • 2011: 19 buildings, average cost: $182,800
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $180,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 41.84 N, Longitude: 71.14 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Dighton household income distribution Dighton home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Dighton by Year
Type 2001 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 001020
per 100,000 0.00.014.50.028.10.0
Robberies 000200
per 100,000 0.00.00.029.60.00.0
Assaults 3131018210
per 100,000 48.4190.6144.8266.328.1139.7
Burglaries 141024291516
per 100,000 225.7146.6347.6429.0210.4223.6
Thefts 561515282127
per 100,000 902.6220.0217.2414.2294.6377.3
Auto thefts 722226
per 100,000 112.829.329.029.628.183.8
Arson N/AN/A0000
per 100,000 N/AN/A0.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 281.8) 73.562.079.0115.659.168.1

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 10 (10 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.40
Massachusetts average:

2.52

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.7%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (6%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4%)

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

Average climate in Dighton, Massachusetts

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Tornado activity:

Dighton-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 37% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 15.0 miles away from the Dighton town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 37.6 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dighton-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 68.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 86.1 miles away from Dighton center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 11.6 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 66.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.5 miles away from Dighton center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 69.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Dighton topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles Abiathar White - Paleontologist, William Baylies - Politician.

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Dighton: James H. Luther.


Hospitals/medical centers near Dighton:

  • MARIAN MANOR OF TAUNTON (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; TAUNTON, MA)
  • TAUNTON STATE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 6 miles away; TAUNTON, MA)
  • MORTON HOSPITAL (Hospital, Acute Care Hospitals, Proprietary, about 6 miles away; TAUNTON, MA)

Political contributions by individuals in Dighton, MA

Amtrak station near Dighton:

  • 15 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dighton:

  • Bristol Community College (about 9 miles; Fall River, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,315)
  • Bridgewater State College (about 14 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 7,943)
  • Brown University (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,169)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Johnson & Wales University (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 9,672)
  • Roger Williams University (about 15 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 3,806)
  • Providence College (about 16 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,002)

Public high schools in Dighton:

Public elementary/middle schools in Dighton:

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Library in Dighton:

  • DIGHTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $186,821; Location: 395 MAIN STREET; 20,459 books; 523 e-books; 2,260 audio materials; 1,878 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 64 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Dighton: Camp Tattapanum (A), Somerset Pumping Station (B), Dighton Fire Department Station 2 (C), Dighton Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Riverside Cemetery (1), Simmons Cemetery (2), Hathaway Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Three Mile River (A), Muddy Cove Pond (B), Cedar Swamp (C), Poppasguash Swamp (D), Maple Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Muddy Cove Brook (A), Segreganset River (B), Sunken Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Bristol County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.9. This is about average.
City:

28.9
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

1.76
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.24. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.24
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.243. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1

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

DIGHTON WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 6573, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2001), St BCA signed (OCT-18-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-18-2001), St BCA signed (OCT-18-2001), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-14-2001)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-07-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Average household size:
This town:  2.8 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  76.7%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
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: 0.3% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.6%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Dighton, MA

People in group quarters in Dighton in 2010:

  • 30 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 13 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Dighton in 2000:

  • 29 people in nursing homes
  • 19 people in religious group quarters
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

Dighton 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.
  • 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (69%)
  • Utility gas (22%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Dighton town (based on Bristol County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.00%
Here60.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents83.7%3.6%1.8%1.6%1.3%
Congregations31.0%1.8%6.9%6.6%6.9%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.1%0.8%0.6%0.6%5.0%
Congregations6.2%4.4%1.1%0.4%34.7%
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: 109
Bristol County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Bristol County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

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

14.4%
State:

16.5%

4.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,521 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.30%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.07%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.91% ($42,010 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.72% ($55,997)
from Providence County, RI  0.54% ($52,356)


4.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.91%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.74% ($49,926 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.60% ($49,149)
to Providence County, RI  0.50% ($43,081)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dighton:

  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dighton:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dighton:

  • 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)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, 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.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Dighton, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 31
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 13
  • Fatalities: 33
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 62
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

See more detailed statistics of Dighton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 14
Total length: 16 meters (52ft)
Total costs: $6,093,000
Total average daily traffic: 79,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 5,841
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 125,216

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 1
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 1
  • 1920-1929: 0
  • 1930-1939: 3
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 5
  • 1960-1969: 3
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Dighton, MA


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • 1450 Somerset Avenue (Lat: 41.830667 Lon: -71.120333), Type: Building, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WQBM314
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.6000 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/03/2004, Expiration Date: 11/03/2014, Certifier: Thomas Smith
    Registrant: Latham & Watkins LLP, 555 Eleventh Street, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20004, Phone: (202) 637-2200, Fax: (202) 637-2201, Email:
  • Lat: 41.835278 Lon: -71.120833, Call Sign: WQNQ485
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/19/2011, Expiration Date: 04/19/2021, Certifier: James R Pauly
    Registrant: Innovation Wireless, 11869 Teale Street, Culver City, CA 90230, Phone: (888) 559-5565, Fax: (310) 482-3480, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • DIGHTON, Maple Street (Lat: 41.858972 Lon: -71.177806), Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: KCL56
    Assigned Frequencies: 6130.50 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 11135.0 MHz, 11685.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/19/1985, Expiration Date: 08/05/1996, Cancellation Date: 08/05/1996
    Registrant: New England Telephone And Telegraph Company, 125 High St Rm 515, Boston, MA 02110

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Dighton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: ERCO 415-C (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 88 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR C85 SERIES (85 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1NY , Serial Number: 1674, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 04/28/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Francis Soares, 1634 Somerset Ave, Dighton, MA 02715
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER 269C-1 (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1509F , Serial Number: 0213, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 08/30/2005
    Registrant (Corporation): Dragonfly Helicopter Services Ltd, 1960 Putters Way, N Dighton, MA 02764
  • Aircraft: LEWOCZKO-BENSEN B8J3VW (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 45 mph), Engine: MCCULLOCH 4318A&E/0-100 (72 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3343 , Serial Number: J3VW, Year manufactured: 1975
    Registrant (Individual): George W Plunkett, 770 Spring St, N Dighton, MA 02764
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5334L , Serial Number: 28-4639, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/13/1968
    Registrant (Individual): James L Souza, Po Box 516, Dighton, MA 02715
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5417L , Serial Number: AA5-0501, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 01/30/1974
    Registrant (Individual): Scott M Barboza, 2621 Williams St, Dighton, MA 02715
  • Aircraft: FAIRCHILD 24W-46 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 102 mph), Engine: WARNER SS165 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81261 , Serial Number: W46161, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 07/15/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Francis Soares, 1634 Somerset Ave, Dighton, MA 02715
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 81774 , Serial Number: 32-8206015, Year manufactured: 1982, Airworthiness Date: 06/09/1982
    Registrant (Corporation): Pc Limited LLC, 2424 Winthrop St, N Dighton, MA 02764


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 33
  • Service Call: 10
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Dighton


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Dighton, MA
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Top Patent Applicants
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Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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