Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 40,793 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.3%
 
Males: 20,304  (49.8%)
Females: 20,489  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

35.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01420.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $54,417 (it was $37,004 in 2000)
Fitchburg:

$54,417
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,164 (it was $17,256 in 2000)

Fitchburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $212,501 (it was $107,800 in 2000)
Fitchburg:

$212,501
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $236,327; detached houses: $238,549; townhouses or other attached units: $253,773; in 2-unit structures: $217,535; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $194,359; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $431,897; mobile homes: $69,915

Median gross rent in 2017: $943.

March 2019 cost of living index in Fitchburg: 128.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 19.1%
(12.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.3% for Black residents, 34.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.7% for American Indian residents, 26.1% for other race residents, 31.6% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Fitchburg, MA (2017)
    • 25,76962.8%White alone
    • 11,55628.1%Hispanic
    • 1,8504.5%Asian alone
    • 1,4143.4%Black alone
    • 1,0382.5%Two or more races
    • 1570.4%American Indian alone
    • 410.10%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 78 registered sex offenders living in Fitchburg, Massachusetts as of June 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Fitchburg is 522 to 1.


Crime rates in Fitchburg by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
4
(9.9)
5
(12.3)
1
(2.4)
2
(4.9)
1
(2.5)
2
(4.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.5)
1
(2.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
25
(62.8)
26
(64.5)
21
(52.3)
24
(59.4)
30
(73.7)
22
(52.3)
15
(37.0)
21
(51.5)
33
(81.4)
31
(76.6)
26
(64.2)
27
(66.8)
45
(111.3)
32
(78.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
47
(118.1)
47
(116.7)
39
(97.1)
62
(153.6)
49
(120.5)
53
(126.1)
43
(106.0)
47
(115.2)
35
(86.4)
65
(160.5)
66
(163.1)
62
(153.5)
47
(116.2)
36
(88.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/A204
(501.5)
238
(566.0)
244
(601.5)
250
(612.6)
237
(584.9)
234
(577.9)
247
(610.4)
222
(549.6)
207
(511.8)
168
(411.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
340
(854.3)
306
(759.6)
293
(729.2)
316
(782.6)
364
(894.8)
355
(844.3)
464
(1,144)
307
(752.3)
275
(678.7)
301
(743.4)
315
(778.4)
189
(467.9)
169
(417.9)
110
(269.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
658
(1,653)
693
(1,720)
645
(1,605)
761
(1,885)
740
(1,819)
684
(1,627)
908
(2,238)
734
(1,799)
705
(1,740)
783
(1,934)
677
(1,673)
613
(1,518)
516
(1,276)
376
(920.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
82
(206.0)
90
(223.4)
77
(191.6)
105
(260.0)
89
(218.8)
80
(190.3)
52
(128.2)
45
(110.3)
80
(197.4)
77
(190.2)
63
(155.7)
44
(108.9)
56
(138.5)
40
(98.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
7
(17.6)
4
(9.9)
9
(22.4)
12
(29.7)
12
(29.5)
4
(9.5)
7
(17.3)
6
(14.7)
7
(17.3)
16
(39.5)
8
(19.8)
4
(9.9)
7
(17.3)
2
(4.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)310.0307.4277.7340.2372.9337.0371.4336.6350.8369.6361.2316.6317.6244.7

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City-data.com crime index in Fitchburg, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 96 (78 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.91
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: French (10.2%), French Canadian (8.9%), Irish (7.8%), Italian (6.3%), American (4.4%), English (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 482 feet

Land area: 27.8 square miles.

Population density: 1,469 people per square mile   (low).

Fitchburg, Massachusetts map

5,138 residents are foreign born (6.2% Latin America, 2.4% Asia, 1.4% Europe).

This city:

12.5%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,268 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,263 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (20.3 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (40.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (160.5 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Lunenburg, MA (2.0 miles ),
Leominster, MA (2.1 miles ),
Westminster, MA (2.4 miles ),
Ashby, MA (2.5 miles ),
South Ashburnham, MA (2.6 miles ),
Townsend, MA (2.8 miles ),
Shirley, MA (2.9 miles ),
Ashburnham, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 71.80 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -2,772 (-6.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,648 (30.5%)

Area codes: 978, 508

Distribution of median household income in Fitchburg, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Fitchburg, MA in 2017
Fitchburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 41 buildings, average cost: $75,900
  • 1998: 44 buildings, average cost: $74,100
  • 1999: 31 buildings, average cost: $98,100
  • 2000: 29 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 2001: 93 buildings, average cost: $104,600
  • 2002: 126 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2003: 116 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2004: 183 buildings, average cost: $146,500
  • 2005: 163 buildings, average cost: $147,300
  • 2006: 136 buildings, average cost: $147,100
  • 2007: 107 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2008: 20 buildings, average cost: $226,000
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2010: 21 buildings, average cost: $218,800
  • 2011: 18 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2013: 20 buildings, average cost: $163,100
  • 2014: 20 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $151,300
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $203,200
  • 2017: 14 buildings, average cost: $163,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Fitchburg, MA residents
Average permit cost in Fitchburg, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Fitchburg, MA
Historical housing units in Fitchburg, MA
Most common industries in Fitchburg, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.8%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.4%)
  • Construction (4.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (7.4%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Public administration (5.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.3%)
  • Educational services (14.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Fitchburg, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Cashiers (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.7%)

Average climate in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.4. This is about average.

City:

66.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.208. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.208
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.693. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.693
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.99. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.99
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Fitchburg-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 20% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Fitchburg city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fitchburg-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 159.3 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 163.2 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 64.5 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 29.0 miles away from Fitchburg 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 252.4 miles away from Fitchburg 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 146.4 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).
Fitchburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Fitchburg:

  • BIRCHWOOD MANOR NURS HOME (1199 JOHN FITCH HWY)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FITCHBURG (1199 JOHN FITCH HWY)
  • HIGHLANDS LTC CENTER (50 NICHOLS RD)
  • HIGHLANDS, THE (335 NICHOLS ROAD)
  • HILLCREST NURSING HOME (94 SUMMER ST)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-HILLCREST (94 SUMMER STREET)
  • SSC NORTH CENTRAL OPEARATING COMPANY LLC (360 ELECTRIC AVENUE)
  • PHYSICIANS DIALYSIS INC., - FITCHBURG (551 ELECTRIC AVENUE)
  • COMPASSIONATE HOMECARE, LLC (16 MILL STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Fitchburg:

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Colleges/Universities in Fitchburg:

  • Fitchburg State University (Full-time enrollment: 5,010; Location: 160 Pearl St; Public; Website: www.fitchburgstate.edu; Offers Master's degree)
  • Alexander Academy (Full-time enrollment: 47; Location: 112 River Street; Private, for-profit; Website: www.alexanderacademy.com)
  • Henris School of Hair Design (Full-time enrollment: 45; Location: 276 Water St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.henrischoolofhairdesign.com)
  • Monty Tech (Full-time enrollment: 34; Location: 1050 Westminster St; Public; Website: www.montytech.net)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Fitchburg:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 10 miles; Gardner, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,143)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 20 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Assumption College (about 20 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 22 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Worcester State University (about 22 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 23 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)

Public high schools in Fitchburg:

  • FITCHBURG HIGH (Students: 1,376, Location: 140 ARN-HOW FARM RD, Grades: PK-12)
  • THE SIZER SCHOOL: A NORTH CENTRAL CHARTER ESSENTIA (Students: 344, Location: 500 RINDGE ROAD, Grades: 7-12, Charter school)
  • GOODRICH ACADEMY (Location: 111 GOODRICH STREET, Grades: 9-12)
  • MONTACHUSETT REGIONAL VOCATIONAL TECHNICAL (Location: 1050 WESTMINSTER STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high schools in Fitchburg:

  • ST BERNARDS CENTRAL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 285, Location: 45 HARVARD ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • NOTRE DAME PREPARATORY SCHOOL (Students: 29, Location: 171 SOUTH ST, Grades: UG-12)
  • TEEN CHALLENGE TWIN CITY GIRLS' ACADEMY (Students: 6, Location: 53 HIGHLAND AVE, Grades: UG-11, Girls only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Fitchburg:

  • SOUTH STREET ELEMENTARY (Students: 741, Location: 376 SOUTH STREET, Grades: PK-4)
  • REINGOLD ELEMENTARY (Students: 666, Location: 70 REINGOLD AVENUE, Grades: KG-4)
  • MEMORIAL INTERMEDIATE (Students: 658, Location: 615 ROLLSTONE STREET, Grades: 5-8)
  • CROCKER ELEMENTARY (Students: 478, Location: 200 BIGELOW DR, Grades: PK-4)
  • ARTHUR M LONGSJO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 98 ACADEMY STREET, Grades: 5-8)
  • MCKAY ARTS ACADEMY (Location: 67 RINDGE ROAD, Grades: PK-8)

Private elementary/middle schools in Fitchburg:

  • ST ANTHONY SCHOOL (Students: 240, Location: 123 SALEM ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST BERNARDS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 215, Location: 254 SUMMER ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • APPLEWILD SCHOOL (Students: 186, Location: 120 PROSPECT ST, Grades: KG-8)
See full list of schools located in Fitchburg

Library in Fitchburg:

  • FITCHBURG PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,500,702; Location: 610 MAIN ST.; 144,823 books; 930 e-books; 11,244 audio materials; 9,325 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 34 print serial subscriptions; 1 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Emanuel Lutheran Church, 1200 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg
  • Fitchburh High School is a high school. Not a secondary school. added by Fitch
  • Fitchburg High School- 740 Richardson Road added by Dave

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Fitchburg: Montachusett Industrial Park (A), Fitchburg Station (B), Marshall Farm (C), Oak Hill Country Club (D), Wallace Plaza (E), Victory Plaza (F), Twin City Plaza (G), Town and Country Plaza (H), South Fitch Plaza (I), Parkhill Plaza (J), John Fitch Plaza (K), Central Plaza (L), Fitchburg Fire Department Station 2 (M), Fitchburg Fire Department Headquarters (N), Fitchburg Fire Department Station 1 (O), Cauley's Garden Center (P), Romano Greenhouses (Q), Wallace Civic Center (R), Fitchburg Art Museum (S), Fay Club (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Central Valley Plaza Shopping Center (1), Park Hill Plaza Shopping Center (2), Valley West Shopping Center (3), Victory Plaza Shopping Center (4), Wallace Plaza Shopping Center (5), Twin City Plaza Shopping Center (6), Twin City Shopping Center (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Fitchburg include: West Fitchburg Methodist Church (A), Unitarian Universalist Church (B), Trinity Congregational Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Salvation Army Corps Community Center (E), Saint Joseph Church (F), Saint Francis Church (G), Saint Camillus Church (H), Saint Anthony de Padua Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Bernards Cemetery (1), Forest Hill Cemetery (2), Laurel Hill Cemetery (3), Saint Joseph Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Saima Pond (A), Sheldon Pond (B), Nichols Pond (C), Falulah Reservoir (D), Snows Millpond (E), McTaggards Pond (F), Marshall Reservoir (G), James Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Baker Brook (A), Phillips Brook (B), Whitman River (C), Flag Brook (D), Sand Brook (E), Scott Brook (F), Pearl Hill Brook (G), Falulah Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Fitchburg include: Crocker Field (1), Caldwell Park (2), Coolidge Park (3), South Fitchburg Playground (4), Morgan Playground (5), Lowe Playground (6), Falulah Park (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Wallace Civic Center and Planetarium (Planetariums; 1000 John Fitch Highway) (1), Finnish Center of Saima Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 61 Scott Road) (2), Finnish Center at Saima Park (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 61 Scott Road) (3), Viana Distributing (Amusement & Theme Parks; 365 Summer Street) (4), Igamespot (Arcades & Amusements; 57 Main) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotel: Best Western Royal Plaza Hotel (150 Royal Plaza Drive) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Courts: Mass Commonwealth - Housing Court (84 Elm Street) (1), Mass Commonwealth - District Courts- Fitchburg Div- Juvenile Court (100 Elm Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Jane Hamsher - Blogger, Harry Parker (rower) - Olympic rower and rowing coach, Bruce Gordon (actor) - Television actor, Eleanor Norcross - Artist, Erika Lawler - Ice hockey player, George Crowther (American football) - Football player, John W. Kimball - Union Army general, Joseph Brennan (Clann na Poblachta) - Irish politician, Matti Mattson - Communist, Pat Moran - Baseball player.

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

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

FITCHBURG DPW, DIV. OF WATER SUPPLY (Population served: 39,100, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-22-2011), St Compliance achieved (AUG-22-2011)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUN-2006. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In MAY-2006. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In SEP-2007. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-19-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUL-2006. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2006. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In MAY-2006. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (APR-11-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2007)
122 MAIN STREET (Population served: 30, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-14-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

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

  • YMCA CAMP LOWE (Population served: 200, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

61.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

10.2%
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: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Fitchburg in 2010:

  • 1,716 people in college/university student housing
  • 356 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 280 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 90 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 38 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 6 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Fitchburg in 2000:

  • 964 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 517 people in nursing homes
  • 67 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 19 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 18 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 18 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 12 people in religious group quarters
  • 11 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 10 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 5 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 4 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with branches in Fitchburg (2011 data):

  • Rollstone Bank & Trust: at 780 Main Street, Parkhill Plaza Branch, Fitchgate Branch. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $532.9 mil, Deposits: $299.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Summer Street Branch at 367 Summer Street, branch established on 1968/03/19; 470 Main Street Branch at 470 Main Street, branch established on 1874/04/17. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Fitchburg Branch at 420 John Fitch Highway, branch established on 2003/04/28. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Fitchburg Branch at 700 Main Street, branch established on 1998/07/01. 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
  • Family Federal Savings, F.A.: at 130 Whalon Street, branch established on 1877/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $99.6 mil, Deposits: $78.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Fitchburg Main Branch at 288 Main Street, branch established on 1865/01/01. 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.
  • Fidelity Co-operative Bank: Fidelity Co-Operative Bank at 675 Main Street, branch established on 1888/01/01. Info updated 2006/10/24: Bank assets: $517.5 mil, Deposits: $398.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Fidelity Mutual Holding Company

For population 15 years and over in Fitchburg:

Marital status in Fitchburg, MA
  • Never married: 41.8%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 5.8%
  • Divorced: 10.8%

For population 25 years and over in Fitchburg:

  • High school or higher: 82.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.2
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Fitchburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Fitchburg:

(Fitchburg, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Fitchburg, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Worcester County:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Fitchburg:

49.1%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Fitchburg:

46.3%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.4
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Fitchburg:

20.9%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.1%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Fitchburg:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Fitchburg:

32.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Fitchburg:

55.7%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.7%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Fitchburg, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 508$2,934,006$69,307403$438,368
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 111$372,592$40,28069$76,971
Police Protection - Officers 85$439,718$62,0780$0
Firefighters 84$392,096$56,0140$0
Sewerage 29$146,677$60,6940$0
Streets and Highways 28$130,300$55,8430$0
Other Government Administration 28$97,842$41,9321$2,965
Water Supply 23$105,006$54,7860$0
Police - Other 19$79,528$50,2280$0
Financial Administration 17$78,846$55,6560$0
Local Libraries 16$64,313$48,23513$14,199
Parks and Recreation 8$29,838$44,7570$0
Health 8$47,324$70,9860$0
Other and Unallocable 7$28,141$48,2423$262
Airports 4$14,266$42,7982$1,647
Welfare 3$12,992$51,9685$4,700
Fire - Other 3$14,011$56,0440$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$10,265$61,5900$0
Judicial and Legal 2$10,327$61,9620$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Other 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Higher Education - Instructional 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 985$5,008,088$61,012496$539,112

Fitchburg government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Sewerage: $3,864,000 ($94.72)
    General - Other: $1,830,000 ($44.86)
    Regular Highways: $1,378,000 ($33.78)
    Water Utilities: $521,000 ($12.77)
    Housing and Community Development: $270,000 ($6.62)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $26,000 ($0.64)
    General Public Buildings: $6,000 ($0.15)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $72,988,000 ($1789.23)
    General - Other: $17,934,000 ($439.63)
    Police Protection: $7,812,000 ($191.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,577,000 ($161.23)
    Sewerage: $4,700,000 ($115.22)
    Regular Highways: $3,883,000 ($95.19)
    Water Utilities: $2,736,000 ($67.07)
    Financial Administration: $1,939,000 ($47.53)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,925,000 ($47.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $819,000 ($20.08)
    Libraries: $683,000 ($16.74)
    Public Welfare - Other: $679,000 ($16.65)
    Health - Other: $633,000 ($15.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $457,000 ($11.20)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $406,000 ($9.95)
    Central Staff Services: $308,000 ($7.55)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $239,000 ($5.86)
    Parking Facilities: $220,000 ($5.39)
    General Public Buildings: $199,000 ($4.88)
    Natural Resources - Other: $9,000 ($0.22)
  • Employee Retirement - Other Investments - Other: $21,872,000 ($536.17)
    Corporate Bonds: $20,918,000 ($512.78)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $16,022,000 ($392.76)
    Benefit Payments: $7,249,000 ($177.70)
    Withdrawals: $68,000 ($1.67)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,384,000 ($33.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,530,000 ($160.08)
    Other - Health - Other: $75,000 ($1.84)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $638,000 ($15.64)
    General - Other: $92,000 ($2.26)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Sewerage: $1,730,000 ($42.41)
    General - Other: $970,000 ($23.78)
    Water Utilities: $305,000 ($7.48)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $288,000 ($7.06)
    Local Fire Protection: $210,000 ($5.15)
    Police Protection: $123,000 ($3.02)
    Regular Highways: $94,000 ($2.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $22,000 ($0.54)
    General Public Building: $10,000 ($0.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $57,433,000 ($1407.91)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $550,000 ($13.48)

Fitchburg government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $11,511,000 ($282.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,109,000 ($76.21)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,504,000 ($36.87)
    Other: $1,097,000 ($26.89)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $99,000 ($2.43)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $24,000 ($0.59)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000 ($0.05)
  • Employee Retirement - From Other Governments: $436,000 ($10.69)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-430,000 ($-10.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $1,377,000 ($33.76)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,088,000 ($26.67)
    Highways: $42,000 ($1.03)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $1,015,000 ($24.88)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $1,125,000 ($27.58)
    Donations From Private Sources: $620,000 ($15.20)
    Interest Earnings: $570,000 ($13.97)
    Fines and Forfeits: $143,000 ($3.51)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,300,000 ($129.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $57,336,000 ($1405.54)
    General Local Government Support: $8,354,000 ($204.79)
    Other: $2,570,000 ($63.00)
    Highways: $2,054,000 ($50.35)
    Public Welfare: $475,000 ($11.64)
    Sewerage: $60,000 ($1.47)
    Water Utilities: $5,000 ($0.12)
  • Tax - Property: $50,903,000 ($1247.84)
    Other Selective Sales: $1,867,000 ($45.77)
    Other License: $863,000 ($21.16)

Fitchburg government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,075,000 ($1889.42)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $67,167,000 ($1646.53)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,343,000 ($572.23)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,435,000 ($329.35)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,800,000 ($93.15)
    End of Fiscal Year: $2,500,000 ($61.29)

Fitchburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $401,000 ($9.83)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $11,001,000 ($269.68)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,833,000 ($853.90)

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Fitchburg, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Marriott1
Ace Hardware1McDonald's3
Advance Auto Parts1Nike1
AutoZone1Papa John's Pizza1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Penske2
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS3RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Sears1
Circle K1Sprint Nextel1
DHL1Subway2
Dairy Queen1T-Mobile1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts5True Value1
FedEx5U-Haul2
H&R Block1UPS5
Jones New York1Walgreens1
Kmart1Wendy's1
Lane Furniture2YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Fitchburg:

  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • 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)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCMX (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; LEOMINSTER, MA; Owner: TWIN CITY BAPTIST TEMPLE, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fitchburg:

  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXPL (91.3 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: FITCHBURG STATE COLLEGE)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • 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)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • 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.)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Fitchburg:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON 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.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Fitchburg: Orlando Boss.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Fitchburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 367ft / 112mTotal length
  • $87,826,000Total costs
  • 492,856Total average daily traffic
  • 46,460Total average daily truck traffic
  • 867,781Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Fitchburg, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 151900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 32010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Fitchburg, MA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Fitchburg)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 80 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Fitchburg, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 140 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Fitchburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Fitchburg)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED134$154,881192$131,401516$159,53153$42,2648$730,00078$117,0131$49,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$157,66724$119,54237$178,6766$16,5001$20,000,0008$115,8750$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED31$131,00053$132,113230$166,77430$47,3334$1,855,00035$122,3431$30,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$135,87015$126,133148$178,7777$99,8570$08$116,3750$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$142,1117$119,42949$173,3474$25,5000$05$124,2000$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 10 tracts in Fitchburg, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 10 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED23$182,30413$218,615
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$258,2506$198,667
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$163,71410$197,300
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$156,6002$227,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$208,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fitchburg, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Fitchburg, MA - Value

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 fires per year is 366. The highest number of reported fires - 562 took place in 2016, and the least - 146 in 2004. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Fitchburg, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (72.0%), and Outside Fires (19.7%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Fitchburg, MA
    • 4,48272.0%Structure Fires
    • 1,22319.7%Outside Fires
    • 4377.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 811.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Fitchburg, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Fitchburg, MA
  • 52.1%Utility gas
  • 37.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.8%Electricity
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.9%Other fuel
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Fitchburg, MA
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 26.0%Electricity
  • 16.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy


Fitchburg compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Fitchburg on our top lists:

  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest local government total salary and wages expenses per resident (population 10,000+)"
  • #62 (01420) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #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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