For population 25 years and over in Hardwick:
For population 15 years and over in Hardwick town:
76 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Africa).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (21.0 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (56.8 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (144.4 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: New Braintree, MA (2.1 miles ), Ware, MA (2.6 miles ), Barre, MA (2.6 miles ), Oakham, MA (2.8 miles ), North Brookfield, MA (2.8 miles ), West Brookfield, MA (2.9 miles ), Petersham, MA (3.0 miles ), Warren, MA (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.35 N, Longitude: 72.20 W
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Hardwick detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Work and jobs in Hardwick: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Hardwick, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Hardwick-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 33% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.5 miles away from the Hardwick town 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 2.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Hardwick-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 85.2 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 4.0 miles away from Hardwick center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 1.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 74.4 miles away from Hardwick center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 67.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Moses Robinson - Politician, Squire Whipple - Bridging engineer, Charles L. Robinson - Politician, Jonathan Robinson (American politician) - Politician, Wyman Spooner - Printer.
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Hardwick: Elmer A. Snow.
Hospitals/medical centers near Hardwick:
Amtrak station near Hardwick:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hardwick:
Private high school in Hardwick:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 6.99. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.9. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Hardwick and their reported violations in the past:EAGLE HILL SCHOOL (Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
52 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
53 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
7 people in nursing homes in 2000
Hardwick compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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2012 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Hardwick town (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Hardwick:
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TV broadcast stations around Hardwick:
See more detailed statistics of Hardwick fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hardwick, MA
Total length: 21 meters (69ft)
Total costs: $5,516,000
Total average daily traffic: 20,459
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,543
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 32,312
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:7
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hardwick, MA
Total of 31 patent applications in 2008-2014.