Fairhaven, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 15,873. Population change since 2000: -1.8%
 
Males: 7,636  (48.1%)
Females: 8,237  (51.9%)
Median resident age:  45.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02719.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $51,287 (it was $41,696 in 2000)
Fairhaven:

$51,287
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,200 (it was $20,986 in 2000)

Fairhaven town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $242,405 (it was $133,400 in 2000)
Fairhaven:

$242,405
MA:

$327,200
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  • Races in Fairhaven, MA (2010)

    Fairhaven races chart
    • 15,03494.7%White alone
    • 1921.2%Two or more races
    • 1981.2%Hispanic
    • 1521.0%Asian alone
    • 1400.9%Black alone
    • 1250.8%Other race alone
    • 230.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairhaven: 144.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Portuguese (33.3%), English (17.1%), French (15.6%), Irish (14.7%), French Canadian (8.5%), Polish (6.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1812

Elevation: 15 feet

Land area: 12.4 square miles.

Population density: 1,280 people per square mile   (low).

Fairhaven,MA real estate house value index trend

Fairhaven, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Fairhaven:

  • High school or higher: 76.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairhaven town:

  • Never married: 23.4%
  • Now married: 53.8%
  • Separated: 2.3%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 10.1%

916 residents are foreign born (3.9% Europe, 0.6% North America).

This town:

5.7%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Fairhaven, Massachusetts as of July 27, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Fairhaven to the number of sex offenders is 16,111 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Fairhaven town:  1.3% ($1,745)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Fairhaven satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (3.0 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (48.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (164.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: New Bedford, MA (1.7 miles ), Acushnet Center, MA (1.9 miles ), Bliss Corner, MA (1.9 miles ), Mattapoisett, MA (2.1 miles ), Mattapoisett Center, MA (2.1 miles ), Acushnet, MA (2.1 miles ), Dartmouth, MA (2.2 miles ), Smith Mills, MA (2.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 35 buildings, average cost: $108,200
  • 1998: 42 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2002: 27 buildings, average cost: $133,900
  • 2003: 25 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $188,100
  • 2005: 71 buildings, average cost: $269,200
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2007: 21 buildings, average cost: $249,200
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $158,100
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2010: 8 buildings, average cost: $151,600
  • 2011: 12 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2012: 13 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $195,800
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $179,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.63 N, Longitude: 70.88 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 508


Crime rates in Fairhaven by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 2000211010110
per 100,000 12.20.00.00.012.36.16.20.06.30.06.26.30.0
Rapes 6233310268278
per 100,000 36.712.218.418.418.46.10.012.337.750.112.543.949.5
Robberies 17201510111510910111158
per 100,000 103.9122.291.961.467.492.262.155.262.868.968.631.349.5
Assaults 811128156595840424446365149
per 100,000 495.1684.5496.0343.8361.5356.5248.2257.4276.5288.0224.5319.7303.3
Burglaries 1412031551482081401469699114836649
per 100,000 861.91,240.6949.2908.51,274.6860.6906.0588.3622.0713.8517.7413.8303.3
Thefts 340330306264298404389306303325323285364
per 100,000 2,078.22,016.71,873.91,620.61,826.12,483.42,413.91,875.21,903.72,035.12,014.61,786.72,252.9
Auto thefts 2832312925202311131315139
per 100,000 171.1195.6189.8178.0153.2122.9142.767.481.781.493.681.555.7
Arson 2121052205005
per 100,000 12.26.112.26.10.030.712.412.30.031.30.00.030.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 355.1381.5310.2254.6318.8297.3262.4207.6253.0266.7220.9237.3240.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Fairhaven detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 35 (30 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairhaven-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Fairhaven town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 8/28/1970, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 2.6 miles away from the town center caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairhaven-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 237.8 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 134.1 miles away from Fairhaven 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 243.9 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 177.4 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 87.1 miles away from Fairhaven center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 90.2 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 Bristol County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairhaven topographic map

Birthplace of: Abbie G. Rogers - Philanthropist, Julie Giroux - Composer, William LeBaron Jenney - architect, Jim Cudworth - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers in Fairhaven:

  • SOUTHCOAST HOSPICE AND PALLIATIVE CARE SERVICES (200 MILL ROAD)
  • COMMUNITY NURSE AND HOSPICE CARE (62 CENTER ST)
  • SOUTHCOAST HOME CARE (200 MILL ROAD)
  • ALDEN COURT NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (389 ALDEN ROAD)
  • NICHOLS HOUSE NURSING HOME (184 MAIN ST)
  • OUR LADY'S HAVEN (71 CENTER STREET)
  • ROYAL OF FAIRHAVEN NURSING CENTER (184 MAIN STREET)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairhaven:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 7 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 14 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 20 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Salve Regina University (about 25 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 25 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Cape Cod Community College (about 29 miles; West Barnstable, MA; FT enrollment: 2,491)
  • Brown University (about 31 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)

Public high school in Fairhaven:

  • FAIRHAVEN HIGH (Students: 674, Location: 12 HUTTLESTON AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fairhaven:

  • HASTINGS MIDDLE (Students: 547, Location: 30 SCHOOL STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • LEROY WOOD (Students: 255, Location: 60 SCONTICUT NECK ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • EAST FAIRHAVEN (Students: 161, Location: 2 NEW BOSTON ROAD, Grades: PK-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Fairhaven:

  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 222, Location: 100 SPRING ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Fairhaven

Library in Fairhaven:

  • MILLICENT LIBRARY (Operating income: $646,443; Location: 45 CENTER ST.; 64,705 books; 717 e-books; 7,500 audio materials; 3,963 video materials; 21 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 155 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Fairhaven: Berdon Plaza (A), Fairhaven Plaza (B), Fairhaven Townhall (C), Fairhaven Fire Department (D), Fairhaven High School Library (E), Millicent Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Fairhaven: New Boston Chapel (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Swamps: Sconticut Neck Marshes (A), West Island Marshes (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

River: Nasketucket River (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Fairhaven include: Cushman Park (1), Livesey Park (2), South Shore Marshes Wildlife Management Area (3), Camp Echo (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn- Exp Harborfront (110 Middle Street), Fairhaven Harborside Inn & Spa (1 Main Street), Hampton Inn New Bedford/Fairhaven (1 Hampton Way), Briar Rose Bed And Breakfast (146 Main), Hampton Inn Fairhaven (1 Hampton Way), Huttleston Motel (128 Huttleston Avenue).

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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 76.5. This is about average.

City:

76.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 6.80. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.80
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  62.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.0%
Whole state:

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

3.5%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Fairhaven in 2010:

  • 302 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 18 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 4 people in college/university student housing

People in group quarters in Fairhaven in 2000:

  • 342 people in nursing homes
  • 30 people in religious group quarters
  • 3 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Fairhaven (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Fairhaven Stop & Shop Branch at 221 Huttleson Avenue, branch established on 2002/04/03; Fairhaven Branch at 4 Plaza Way, branch established on 1855/01/01. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Huttleston Avenue Branch at 125 Huttleston Avenue, branch established on 1976/06/14. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • BayCoast Bank: Fairhaven Branch at 75 Alden Road, branch established on 1997/01/27. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $909.2 mil, Deposits: $730.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Narragansett Financial Corp
  • BankFive: Fairhaven Branch at 105 Huttleston Avenue, branch established on 2007/04/02. Info updated 2011/11/15: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $613.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfive, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fairhaven Branch at Berdon Plaza, Route 6, branch established on 1970/11/02. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Rockland Trust Company: Fairhaven Branch at 75 Huttelson Ave, branch established on 1831/01/01. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Fairhaven travel time to work - commute Fairhaven mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic286,11372
Evangelical Protestant18,765128
Mainline Protestant18,24683
Other7,80733
Orthodox1,5654
Black Protestant5115
None215,278-
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: 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%

3.63% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($44,295 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.73% ($38,878 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($50,643)
from Providence County, RI  0.45% ($48,971)


3.96% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,247 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($354 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.67% ($45,893 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($52,377)
to Providence County, RI  0.40% ($39,571)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairhaven:

  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNBH (1340 AM; 1 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairhaven:

  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCAI (90.1 FM; WOODS HOLE, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMVY (92.7 FM; TISBURY, MA; Owner: ARITAUR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWTA (88.5 FM; MARION, MA; Owner: TABOR ACADEMY)

TV broadcast stations around Fairhaven:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Fairhaven fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 105m344ftTotal length
  • $81,799,000Total costs
  • 314,711Total average daily traffic
  • 21,261Total average daily truck traffic
  • 474,103Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 41900-1909
  • 11920-1929
  • 11960-1969
  • 81970-1979
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Fairhaven, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fairhaven)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

30 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Arsene St (Lat: 41.637500 Lon: -70.871389), Type: Tower, Structure height: 170 m, Call Sign: WPDW274, Licensee ID: L01422065
    Assigned Frequencies: 929.962 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2001, Expiration Date: 08/31/2010, Cancellation Date: 10/16/2010, Certifier: Shawn E EndsleyRegistrant: Usa Mobility Wireless, Inc., 3000 Technology Dr. #400, Plano, TX 75074, Phone: (972) 801-0000, Fax: (972) 801-1699, Email:
  • Wjfd-Fm, Arsen Street (Lat: 41.637333 Lon: -70.871417), Type: Tower, Structure height: 170 m, Call Sign: WPJU530
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.740 MHz, 157.740 MHzGrant Date: 10/30/1996, Expiration Date: 10/30/2006, Cancellation Date: 12/16/2006, Certifier: Eugene H KreeftRegistrant: Preferred Networks Inc, 5801 Goshen Springs Rd, Suite D, Norcross, GA 30071, Fax: (770) 734-0936

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • FIRE HDQTRS, Lat: 41.640111 Lon: -70.892806, Call Sign: WPGG651, Licensee ID: L00103813
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.537 MHz, 460.562 MHz, 465.537 MHz, 465.562 MHzGrant Date: 10/25/2014, Expiration Date: 01/13/2025Registrant: Fairhaven, Town Of, 146 Washington Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719, Phone: (508) 994-1428, Fax: (508) 994-1515, Email:
  • 1/4 Mi Se Of Jct 6 And 240 (Lat: 41.639000 Lon: -70.873639), Structure height: 171 m, Call Sign: KCA365
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5400 MHzGrant Date: 08/06/2015, Expiration Date: 10/10/2025, Certifier: Lawrence J GelbienRegistrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • FAIRHAVEN, MA, Lat: 41.640111 Lon: -70.892806, Call Sign: WQFU342
    Assigned Frequencies: 75.4800 MHzGrant Date: 10/04/2006, Expiration Date: 10/04/2016, Certifier: Timothy P FrancisRegistrant: Signal Communications Corporation, 4 Wheeling Avenue, Woburn, MA 01801, Phone: (781) 933-0998, Fax: (781) 933-5019, Email:
  • 200 Mill Road (Lat: 41.650139 Lon: -70.881667), Type: Building, Structure height: 30 m, Call Sign: WQRP238
    Assigned Frequencies: 4947.50 MHzGrant Date: 06/27/2013, Expiration Date: 06/27/2023, Certifier: Todd CorreiaRegistrant: Ess, Inc, 613 Delaware Ave, Riverside, NJ 08075, Phone: (856) 764-3809, Email:
  • 15 Arsene Way (Lat: 41.640361 Lon: -70.879917), Call Sign: WQTJ806, Licensee ID: L01825172
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.287 MHzGrant Date: 02/19/2014, Expiration Date: 02/19/2024, Certifier: Jason AlcockRegistrant: Wayne Electric & Alarms, 15 Arsene Way, Fairhaven, MA 02719, Phone: (508) 997-5600, Fax: (508) 997-5610, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fairhaven)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Fairhaven)

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

FAIRHAVEN WATER DEPT (Population served: 15,799, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-08-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-06-2007), St Compliance achieved (DEC-06-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-16-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-16-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-18-2006), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2006)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 74
  • Hazardous Condition: 168
  • Service Call: 43
  • Good Intent Call: 11

Incident types - Fairhaven

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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairhaven, Massachusetts:

  • Seaport Inn And Marina, 110 Middle St, Fairhaven, Massachusetts 02719 , Phone: (508) 997-1281, Fax: (508) 996-5727
  • Hampton Inn New Bedford-Fairhaven, 1 Hampton Way, Fairhaven, Massachusetts 2719 , Phone: (508) 990-8500, Fax: (508) 990-0183
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (66%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (27%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
Businesses in Fairhaven, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1McDonald's1
AutoZone1New Balance1
Burger King1Nike4
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Curves1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Sears1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's1
Fashion Bug1Sprint Nextel1
FedEx1Staples1
GNC1Stop & Shop1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Hilton1Taco Bell1
Kincaid1UPS4
Kmart1Walgreens1
Marshalls1Walmart1
MasterBrand Cabinets2Wendy's1
Mazda1

Fairhaven compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
  • 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.

Fairhaven on our top lists:

  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Apparel, fabrics, and notions merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Food and beverage stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other construction workers and helpers (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Farm product raw materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 (02719) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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