Hawley, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 337. Population change since 2000: +0.3%
 
Males: 170  (50.4%)
Females: 167  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  48.7 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01339.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $54,813 (it was $38,125 in 2000)
Hawley:

$54,813
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $27,505 (it was $17,333 in 2000)

Hawley town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $214,283 (it was $114,700 in 2000)
Hawley:

$214,283
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $254,045; Detached houses: $264,125; Townhouses or other attached units: $219,950; In 2-unit structures: $222,435; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $204,584; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $487,647; Mobile homes: $43,609
  • Races in Hawley, MA (2010)

    Hawley races chart
    • 32395.8%White alone
    • 51.5%Hispanic
    • 41.2%Asian alone
    • 20.6%American Indian alone
    • 20.6%Two or more races
    • 10.3%Black alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hawley: 104.3 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (20.8%), German (12.2%), Irish (12.2%), French Canadian (10.1%), French (6.0%), Dutch (4.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1792

Elevation: 1752 feet

Land area: 30.9 square miles.

Population density: 11 people per square mile   (very low).

Hawley,MA real estate house value index trend

Hawley, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Hawley:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hawley town:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 4.9%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 6.8%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.5%
Massachusetts:

12.2%

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

Hawley town:  1.2% ($1,320)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Hawley satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (32.7 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (94.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (129.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Plainfield, MA (2.1 miles ), Charlemont, MA (2.1 miles ), Savoy, MA (2.2 miles ), Ashfield, MA (2.6 miles ), Buckland, MA (2.7 miles ), Cummington, MA (2.8 miles ), Windsor, MA (2.8 miles ), Rowe, MA (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $74,600
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $160,300
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $56,800
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $108,400
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2004: 1 building, cost: $194,200
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,300
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $345,200
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $130,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $171,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 72.92 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (7%)
  • Groceries and related products merchant wholesalers (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • U. S. Postal service (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Health care (22%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Electricians (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (10%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Art and design workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

Average climate in Hawley, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hawley-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.8 miles away from the Hawley town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 30.9 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hawley-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 88% 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 119.3 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 138.2 miles away from Hawley 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 92.3 miles away from the city 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 89.7 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 36.3 miles away from Hawley center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 224.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (19) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 10

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Hawley:

  • NORTHERN BERKSHIRE COMPREHENSIVE CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF N BERKSHIRE INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; ADAMS, MA)
  • ANCHORAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; SHELBURNE, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS COMMONS NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTE (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • ADAMS N H OF N ADAMS (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • NORTH ADAMS REGIONAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; NORTH ADAMS, MA)
  • CHARLENE MANOR EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Hawley:

  • 20 miles: PITTSFIELD (DEPOT ST. BTW NORTH & CENTER STS.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, taxi stand, intercity bus service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hawley:

  • Williams College (about 18 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Smith College (about 23 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 24 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 29 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 30 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Westfield State University (about 32 miles; Westfield, MA; FT enrollment: 5,548)
  • Springfield Technical Community College (about 37 miles; Springfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,750)

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Notable location: Hawley Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Doane Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Beaver Pond (A), North Pond Brook (B), Cox Pond (C), Nemasket River Reservoir (D), Cranberry Swamp (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Potash Brook (A), North Brook (B), Mill Brook (C), King Brook (D), Hawks Brook (E), Fuller Brook (F), Basin Brook (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 75.5. This is about average.

City:

75.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.90. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.90
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.4%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  14.8%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 3.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

14.2%
Whole state:

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

6.9%
Whole state:

4.4%
26 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hawley town (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic16,50915
Mainline Protestant4,61738
Evangelical Protestant2,07920
Other1,58021
None46,587-
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: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Franklin County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
Massachusetts:

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

15.1%
State:

16.5%

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.74% ($33,774 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.81% ($33,513)
from Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($30,770)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.52% ($37,079 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.80% ($33,573)
to Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($35,024)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hawley:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hawley:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Hawley:

  • W35BK (Channel 35; PLAINFIELD, MA; Owner: LYDIA SYLVANE STOCKWELL)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WCDC-TV (Channel 19; ADAMS, MA; Owner: YOUNG BROADCASTING OF ALBANY, INC.)
  • W38DL (Channel 38; ADAMS, ETC., MA; Owner: WNYT-TV, LLC)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 19m62ftTotal length
  • $6,260,000Total costs
  • 1,590Total average daily traffic
  • 111Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,464Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 61930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Hawley, MA

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: N2YMR, Licensee ID: L00808998, Grant Date: 02/20/2014, Expiration Date: 04/12/2024, Certifier: Michael King, Registrant: Michael King, 62 Labelle Rd, Hawley, MA 01339-9724
  • Call Sign: WB1DVK, Grant Date: 04/05/1995, Expiration Date: 04/05/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/06/2007, Registrant: Charles H Riggott, 12 Ashfield Rd, Hawley, MA 01339

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 6
  • Hazardous Condition: 8
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Hawley

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Wood (32%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Electricity (4%)

Hawley compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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