Framingham, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 68,318. Population change since 2000: +2.1%
Males: 32,512  (47.6%)
Females: 35,806  (52.4%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.0 years

Zip codes: 01701.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,373 (it was $54,288 in 2000)
Framingham:

$68,373
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,196 (it was $27,758 in 2000)

Framingham CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $343,300 (it was $210,800 in 2000)
Framingham:

$343,300
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $367,375; Detached houses: $382,495; Townhouses or other attached units: $289,821; In 2-unit structures: $337,023; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $368,413; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $309,824

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,111.

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Framingham races chart
  • White alone - 46,183 (67.2%)
  • Hispanic - 9,128 (13.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5,204 (7.6%)
  • Black alone - 4,775 (7.0%)
  • Other race alone - 2,027 (3.0%)
  • Two or more races - 1,257 (1.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 108 (0.2%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 7 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Framingham: 135.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (13.7%), Italian (10.8%), English (7.7%), German (4.4%), Russian (3.3%), Portuguese (3.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1700

Elevation: 165 feet

Land area: 25.1 square miles.

Population density: 2,720 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Framingham,MA real estate house value index trend

Framingham, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Framingham:

  • High school or higher: 89.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 48.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 20.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Framingham CDP:

  • Never married: 36.8%
  • Now married: 47.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 9.2%

17,735 residents are foreign born (4.5% Asia, 3.0% Europe).

This place:  25.3%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Framingham, Massachusetts as of January 26, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Framingham to the number of sex offenders is 4,799 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 with mortgages in 2012: $4,981 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $4,924 (1.5%)

Framingham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (17.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (161.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Ashland, MA (1.8 miles ), Natick, MA (1.9 miles ), Cochituate, MA (2.0 miles ), Wayland, MA (2.2 miles ), Southborough, MA (2.3 miles ), Sherborn, MA (2.3 miles ), Cordaville, MA (2.4 miles ), Sudbury, MA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 87 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 1998: 60 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 1999: 67 buildings, average cost: $184,300
  • 2000: 45 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $188,000
  • 2003: 27 buildings, average cost: $224,600
  • 2004: 46 buildings, average cost: $211,700
  • 2005: 42 buildings, average cost: $215,300
  • 2006: 33 buildings, average cost: $181,000
  • 2007: 24 buildings, average cost: $179,700
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $238,000
  • 2009: 26 buildings, average cost: $194,800
  • 2010: 12 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2011: 14 buildings, average cost: $178,000
  • 2012: 15 buildings, average cost: $186,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.30 N, Longitude: 71.43 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +10,951 (+15.6%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 12,022 (31.6%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Framingham household income distribution Framingham home values distribution

Crime rates in Framingham by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 101002012000
per 100,000 1.50.01.50.00.03.10.01.53.10.00.00.0
Rapes 182517101283118567
per 100,000 26.836.925.415.118.312.24.717.012.27.58.710.1
Robberies 292536424833294033252121
per 100,000 43.136.953.863.673.450.445.062.050.437.630.630.2
Assaults 11910711910712412075144161159160126
per 100,000 177.0158.0177.9162.0189.6183.3116.3223.2245.9239.1232.8181.0
Burglaries 299332305344312223211268253313212254
per 100,000 444.8490.1456.0520.7476.9340.7327.2415.4386.4470.7308.4364.9
Thefts 8631,0601,0381,0051,0251,1601,0181,1661,0581,025830884
per 100,000 1283.71564.81551.91521.11566.91772.31578.71807.21615.81541.51207.61270.0
Auto thefts 2172261872632191881511661327184100
per 100,000 322.8333.6279.6398.1334.8287.2234.2257.3201.6106.8122.2143.7
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A01
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0.01.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 181.8196.6192.2193.5198.3186.2145.9202.8188.8169.0143.0141.7

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

Crime rate in Framingham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 133 (121 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

4.6%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (13%)
  • Construction (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Engineers (4%)
  • Top executives (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Framingham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Framingham-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 32% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 4.8 miles away from the Framingham place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.3 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Framingham-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 186.4 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 83.5 miles away from Framingham 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 190.1 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 228.4 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 43.6 miles away from Framingham 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 167.5 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 Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Framingham topographic map

Birthplace of: John Stagikas - Professional wrestler, Pie Traynor - Baseball player, Max Bauer (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Stan Benjamin - Major League Baseball player, Jorge Rivera (fighter) - Martial artist, Adam Schiff - Politician, Charles Henry Parkhurst - Clergyman, Arthur Raymond Brooks - Aviator, Rob Urbinati - Dramatists and playwright, Carl Corazzini - NHL player (Boston Bruins, born: Apr 21, 1979).

Main business address for: ASA INTERNATIONAL LTD (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), PERINI CORP (GENERAL BUILDING CONTRACTORS - NONRESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS), NMS COMMUNICATIONS CORP (TELEPHONE & TELEGRAPH APPARATUS), LIFELINE SYSTEMS INC (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT), STAPLES INC (RETAIL-MISCELLANEOUS SHOPPING GOODS STORES), GTC BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC (BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS (NO DIAGNOSTIC SUBSTANCES)), TJX COMPANIES INC /DE/ (RETAIL-FAMILY CLOTHING STORES), Lifeline Systems, Inc. (RADIO & TV BROADCASTING & COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT).

Hospitals in Framingham:

  • CUSHING HOSP (DUDLEY RD)
  • METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 115 LINCOLN STREET)

Dialysis Facilities in Framingham:

  • FRESENIUS MEDICAL CARE FRAMINGHAM (4 VERNON STREET)

Home Health Centers in Framingham:

  • MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL STAFFING AND FAMILY HOME CARE (264 UNION AVENUE, SUITE 001)
  • METROWEST HOMECARE (85 LINCOLN STREET)

Nursing Homes in Framingham:

  • BETHANY SKILLED NURSING FACILITY (97 BETHANY ROAD)
  • CARLYLE HOUSE (342 WINTER STREET)
  • COUNTRYSIDE NURSING HOME INC (153 WINTER STREET)
  • FRAMINGHAM NURSING HOME (517 WINTER STREET)
  • KATHLEEN DANIEL (485 FRANKLIN STREET)
  • KATHLEEN DANIEL NURSING HOME (485%FRANKLIN ST)
  • METROWEST MEDICAL CENTER-TRANSITIONAL CARE UNITS (115 LINCOLN STREET)
  • OAK KNOLL HEALTHCARE CENTER (9 ARBETTER DRIVE)
  • RESIDENT CARE REHABILITATION AND NURSING (228 CONCORD STREET, P O BOX 887)
  • ST PATRICK'S MANOR (863 CENTRAL STREET)

Amtrak station:

FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/Universities in Framingham:

  • Framingham State University (Full-time enrollment: 5,743; Location: 100 State Street; Public; Website: www.framingham.edu/index.html; Offers Master's degree)
  • Empire Beauty School-Framingham (FT enrollment: 106; Location: 624 Worcester Rd; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Framingham:

  • Wellesley College (about 7 miles; Wellesley, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,658)
  • Babson College (about 9 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 9 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Brandeis University (about 10 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Bentley University (about 13 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Boston College (about 14 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)
  • Curry College (about 17 miles; Milton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,586)

Public high schools in Framingham:

Private high schools in Framingham:

  • MARIAN HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 273 UNION AVE; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • THE LEARNING CENTER FOR THE DEAF (Students: 206; Location: 848 CENTRAL ST; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Framingham:

Private elementary/middle schools in Framingham:

  • ST BRIDGET SCHOOL (Students: 272; Location: 832 WORCESTER RD; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST TARCISIUS SCHOOL (Students: 173; Location: 560 WAVERLY ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • SUDBURY VALLEY SCHOOL (Students: 165; Location: 2 WINCH ST; Grades: UG - UG)
  • SUMMIT MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 96; Location: 283 PLEASANT ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • OVER THE RAINBOW NURSERY SCHOOL (Students: 89; Location: 115 EDGEBROOK RD; Grades: PK - 3)
  • METRO WEST JEWISH DAY SCHOOL (Students: 54; Location: 29 UPPER JOCLYN AVE; Grades: KG - 5)
  • WAYLAND ACADEMY OF FRAMINGHAM (Students: 33; Location: 360 WATER ST; Grades: PK - 4)
  • HAPPY HOLLOW SCHOOL (Students: 28; Location: 29 OAKS RD; Grades: PK - KG)
  • REED ACADEMY (Students: 20; Location: 1 WINCH ST; Grades: UG - UG; Boys only)
See full list of schools located in Framingham

Library in Framingham:

  • FRAMINGHAM PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $2,737,022; Location: 49 LEXINGTON STREET; 245,627 books; 23,378 audio materials; 21,409 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 398 print serial subscriptions; 5 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Framingham: Framingham Station (A), Framingham (B), Framingham Plaza (C), Old Trolley Square (D), Loring Arena (E), Cochituate Station (F), Framingham Industrial Park (G), Millwood Farms Golf Club (H), Framingham Fire Department Station 7 (I), Framingham Fire Department Station 5 (J), Framingham Fire Department Station 2 (K), Framingham Fire Department Station 1 (L), Atheneum Hall (M), Healing Partners Resource Library (N), Fuller Middle School Library (O), Framingham Fire Department Station 3 Headquarters (P), Center for Global Education Resource Library (Q), Cameron Middle School Library (R), Christa Corrigan McAulife Branch Framingham Public Library (S), Danforth Museum of Art (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Route 30 Mall (1), Colonial Shopping Center (2), Nobscott Shopping Center (3), First National Shopping Center (4), Framingham Mall Shopping Center (5), Framingham Plaza Shopping Center (6), Framingham Shoppers World Shopping Center (7), Old Trolley Square Shopping Center (8), Pinefield Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Framingham include: ASA INTERNATIONAL LTD (A), PERINI CORP (B), NMS COMMUNICATIONS CORP (C), LIFELINE SYSTEMS INC (D), STAPLES INC (E), GTC BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC (F), TJX COMPANIES INC /DE/ (G), Lifeline Systems, Inc. (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Framingham include: Wellesley Park Assembly of God Church (A), Wesley Methodist Church (B), Village Bible Chapel (C), The Lord Jesus Christ Assembly Church (D), Temple of Wisdom Church (E), Temple Baptist Church (F), South Middlesex Baptist Church (G), Shalom Pentecostal Church (H), Saint Tarcisius Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Georges Cemetery (1), Church Hill Cemetery (2), Edgell Grove Cemetery (3), Saint Tarcisius Cemetery (4), Saint Stephens Cemetery (5), Edwards Cemetery (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Gleason Pond (A), Learned Pond (B), Norton Pond (C), Sucker Pond (D), Waushakum Pond (E), Farm Pond (F), Sudbury Pond (G), Framingham Reservoir Number Three (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Angelica Brook (A), Baiting Brook (B), Willow Brook (C), Birch Meadow Brook (D), Cowassock Brook (E), Eames Brook (F), Cochituate Brook (G), Bannister Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Framingham include: Irving Square Historic District (1), Sucker Pond Playground (2), Sudbury Aqueduct Linear District (3), Longs Playground (4), Anna Murphy Playground (5), Butterworth Park (6), Burbank Circle Playground (7), Concord Square Historic District (8), Costanza Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Framingham Historical Society (Museums; 6 Vernon Street) (1), Garden in the Woods of the New Land Wild FLWR SCTY - Information and Ev (Museums; Hemenway Road) (2), Garden in the Woods of the New Land Wild FLWR SCTY - Office (Museums; Hemenway Road) (3), Garden in the Woods of the New Land Wild FLWR SCTY (Museums; Hemenway Road) (4), Framingham Town - Libraries (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 49 Lexington Street) (5), Framingham Town - Libraries- Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 49 Lexington Street) (6), AL Faini Vending Inc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 28 Wilde Avenue) (7), Fun & Games (Amusement & Theme Parks; 50 Worcester Road) (8), New England Wild Flower Society (180 Hemenway Road) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Motel 6 (1668 Worcester Road) (1), Best Western Framingham (130 Worcester Road) (2), Econo Lodge Framingham (1186 Worcester Road) (3), Boston West - Framingham (1668 Worcester Rd) (4), Econo Lodge (1186 Worcester Road) (5), Dream Voyages (34 Salem End Road) (6), Red Roof Inns (650 Cochituate Road) (7), Red Roof Inns - Framingham (650 Cochituate Road) (8), Sheraton Framingham Hotel (Exit 12 To Route 9 West) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: United Transportation Union (74 Main) (1), Mass Commonwealth - Framingham Juvenile Court (110 Mount Wayte Avenue) (2), Framingham District Court - Chief Psychiatrist (600 Concord Street) (3), Mass Commonwealth - Trial Court- Framingham District Court- Jury Stand-By Ser (600 Concord Street) (4), The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Trial Court (600 Concord Street) (5), Framingham District Court - Juvenile Probation (600 Concord Street) (6), Framingham District Court - Adult Probation (600 Concord Street) (7), Middlesex County - First District Court South Middlesex- Middlesex Deputy Sheriffs Central Dist (160 Cochituate Road) (8), Mass Commonwealth - Mental Health- Framingham Court Clinic (600 Concord Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 88.1. This is about average.

City:

88.1
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 23.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

23.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

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

JUNIPER HILL APARTMENTS (Address: 100 CONCORD ST SUITE 3 , Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and MAR-14-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (DEC-19-2000), St Compliance achieved (MAR-14-2001)
  • 6 routine major monitoring violations
  • 51 regular monitoring violations

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

  • FRAMINGHAM WATER DEPT. (MWRA) (Population served: 67610, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 10.2%
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.2%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.9%
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

People in group quarters in Framingham in 2010:

  • 1,471 people in college/university student housing
  • 831 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 763 people in state prisons
  • 205 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 163 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 102 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 90 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 76 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 60 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Framingham in 2000:

  • 1,233 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 920 people in nursing homes
  • 812 people in state prisons
  • 113 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 104 people in religious group quarters
  • 73 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 42 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally ill

Framingham, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Framingham compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Banks with branches in Framingham (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Metrowest Bank Branch, Edgell Road Store Branch, Worcester Road Branch, Franklin Street Branch, Old Worcester-Temple Branch. 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
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Carmel Terrace Branch, Framingham S&S Turnpike Branch, Framingham Old Ct Path Stop And Shop, Framingham Branch, Hamilton Plaza Branch. 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
  • Middlesex Savings Bank: Old Connecticut Path Branch, Route 9 Framingham Branch, Framingham Branch. Info updated 2009/07/16: Bank assets: $4,034.8 mil, Deposits: $3,490.0 mil, headquarters in Natick, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 33 total offices, Holding Company: Middlesex Bancorp Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Framingham Centre Branch, Union Avenue Branch, Whittier Street Branch. 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.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Route 30, Framingham Branch, Framingham Branch, Framingham Branch. 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
  • Framingham Co-operative Bank: Lincoln Street Branch at One Lincoln Street, branch established on 1997/06/09; Framingham Co-Operative Bank at 828 Concord Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $398.5 mil, Deposits: $303.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Framingham, Massachusetts:

  • Sheraton Framingham Hotel, 1657 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 , Phone: (508) 879-7200, Fax: (508) 875-7593
  • Econo Lodge, 1186 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 , Phone: (508) 879-1510, Fax: (508) 879-1510
  • Residence Inn By Marriott Framingham, 400 Staples Dr, Framingham, MA 01702 , Phone: (877) 773-5743, Fax: (509) 370-0440
  • Red Roof Inn Framingham, 650 Cochituate Rd, Framingham, MA 01701 , Phone: (800) 733-7663, Fax: (508) 872-2579
  • Best Western Framingham, 130 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702 , Phone: (508) 872-8811, Fax: (508) 875-4136
  • Monticello Inn, 90 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702 , Phone: (508) 875-1394, Fax: (508) 875-2392
All 6 fire-safe hotels and motels in Framingham, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (46%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (28%)
  • Electricity (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Framingham CDP (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here: 73.6%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
State:

16.5%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 200552,906 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 200662,506 ($ average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

Strongest AM radio stations in Framingham:

  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRO (650 AM; 2 kW; ASHLAND, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING GROUP, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Framingham:

  • WDJM-FM (91.3 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • 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.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WZLY (91.5 FM; WELLESLEY, MA; Owner: WELLESLEY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Framingham:

  • 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)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Framingham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 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)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED199$252,824347$226,4271,569$259,31499$130,6578$1,006,87584$268,881
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$184,70033$198,848121$256,4058$138,7501$370,0006$136,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$199,34186$196,965378$268,56132$79,2813$465,00039$189,231
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN33$201,60650$219,020258$265,0199$181,6670$019$180,579
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$217,66712$188,50091$252,1212$42,5000$06$263,500

Detailed mortgage data for all 12 tracts in Framingham, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 12 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED78$263,33363$307,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED30$293,96723$292,478
APPLICATIONS DENIED7$312,57110$290,400
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN6$225,5006$351,667
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$03$288,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 408
  • Hazardous Condition: 398
  • Service Call: 28
  • Good Intent Call: 14

Incident types - Framingham

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Framingham, MA
Most common first names in Framingham, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary91982.8 years
John58875.3 years
William37375.2 years
Joseph32376.4 years
Margaret31783.9 years
Robert30069.7 years
Helen29082.3 years
James25773.6 years
Charles23575.7 years
George20775.3 years
Most common last names in Framingham, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12078.5 years
Sullivan10278.8 years
Murphy9080.1 years
Brown7777.0 years
Johnson6079.6 years
Davis5177.0 years
White5176.0 years
Miller4772.9 years
Ryan4779.0 years
Mccarthy4479.2 years
Businesses in Framingham, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2New Balance1
AutoZone1Nike4
Barnes & Noble1Nordstrom1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Office Depot1
Best Western1Old Navy1
Blockbuster1Olive Garden1
Budget Car Rental1Panera Bread1
Burger King2Payless1
CVS3Penske1
Chevrolet1PetSmart1
Chipotle1Red Roof Inn1
Circle K1Ruby Tuesday1
Decora Cabinetry2SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza1Sheraton1
Dunkin Donuts10Sprint Nextel1
Econo Lodge1Staples1
FedEx21Starbucks2
Ford1Stop & Shop2
GameStop1Subway5
H&R Block1T-Mobile3
Hyundai1T.G.I. Driday's1
JoS. A. Bank1T.J.Maxx1
Jones New York1Taco Bell1
KFC1Target1
Kohl's1Toyota1
Lane Furniture1Toys"R"Us2
Lowe's1Trader Joe's1
Macy's1U-Haul1
Marriott1UPS19
Marshalls1Verizon Wireless2
MasterBrand Cabinets9Walgreens2
McDonald's3Walmart1
Men's Wearhouse2Whole Foods Market1
Motel 61YMCA2
Motherhood Maternity1

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  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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