For population 25 years and over in Harvard:
For population 15 years and over in Harvard town:
748 residents are foreign born (6.6% Latin America, 3.2% Europe, 1.8% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lowell, MA (16.7 miles , pop. 105,167).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (29.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (173.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Fort Devens, MA (1.3 miles ), Devens, MA (1.4 miles ), Ayer, MA (1.7 miles ), Shirley, MA (1.8 miles ), Boxborough, MA (2.2 miles ), Lancaster, MA (2.3 miles ), Bolton, MA (2.4 miles ), Littleton, MA (2.4 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.52 N, Longitude: 71.60 W
Area code: 978
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 Harvard detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 13 (9 officers).
Work and jobs in Harvard: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Harvard, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Harvard-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 12% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.5 miles away from the Harvard 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 5.3 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Harvard-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 70% 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 68.0 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 36.7 miles away from Harvard center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 82.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 33.6 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 55.8 miles away from Harvard center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.9 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: Harrison Gray Dyar - Chemist.
Hospitals/medical centers near Harvard:
Amtrak station near Harvard:
Local government website: harvard.ma.us
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Harvard:
Public high school in Harvard:
Public elementary/middle school in Harvard:
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Private elementary/middle school in Harvard:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.397. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.09. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.9 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.51. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 12.5. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Harvard and their reported violations in the past:HARVARD WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 970, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:HARVARD GREEN CONDOMINIUMS (Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:CENTRE VILLAGE APARTMENTS (Population served: 36, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
747 people in federal prisons and detention centers in 2000
People in group quarters in Harvard in 2010:
60 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Harvard compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Harvard (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Religion statistics for Harvard 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:
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See more detailed statistics of Harvard fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 26See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Harvard, MA
Total length: 87 meters (285ft)
Total costs: $33,727,000
Total average daily traffic: 671,900
Total average daily truck traffic: 55,146
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Harvard)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 19 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Harvard, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 64 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Harvard)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 24 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Harvard)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Harvard, MA
Harvard on our top lists:
Total of 585 patent applications in 2008-2014.