For population 25 years and over in Douglas:
For population 15 years and over in Douglas town:
247 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 1.0% Asia, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Africa).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (15.3 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (37.8 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (138.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: East Douglas, MA (1.3 miles ), Whitinsville, MA (2.2 miles ), Uxbridge, MA (2.3 miles ), Sutton, MA (2.4 miles ), Northbridge, MA (2.4 miles ), Burrillville, RI (2.5 miles ), Harrisville, RI (2.6 miles ), Webster, MA (2.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.05 N, Longitude: 71.73 W
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 Douglas detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Work and jobs in Douglas: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Douglas, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Douglas-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 6% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.2 miles away from the Douglas town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Douglas-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 34.5 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 32.6 miles away from Douglas center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 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 88.1 miles away from the city 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 35.7 miles away from Douglas 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 66.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Karen Thatcher - Ice hockey player, Leonard White (physician) - Physician, Bowman Brown Law - Politician, John R. Thayer - Politician, Mike Brannock - Baseball player.
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Douglas:
Public high school in Douglas:
See full list of schools located in Douglas, School District:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 37.7. This is significantly worse than average. There were 23 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.58. This is better than average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.445. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.6 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.29. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00190. This is significantly better than average. There were 8 monitors within city limits.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Douglas and their reported violations in the past:DOUGLAS WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 3170, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Douglas that have no violations reported:
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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:
Douglas compared to Massachusetts state average:
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Religion statistics for Douglas (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Douglas fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 7
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $5,757,000
Total average daily traffic: 18,620
Total average daily truck traffic: 918
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 29,406
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:4
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Douglas)
FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Douglas)
FAA Registered Aircraft:7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Douglas, MA
Businesses in Douglas, MA
Total of 42 patent applications in 2008-2013.