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Population in 2010: 706. Population change since 2000: -12.3%
 

Males: 363  (51.4%)
Females: 343  (48.6%)

Median resident age:  49.8 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01346.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $68,694 (it was $50,536 in 2000)
Heath:

$68,694
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $34,608

Heath town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $217,981 (it was $122,400 in 2000)
Heath:

$217,981
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $265,246; Detached houses: $270,017; Townhouses or other attached units: $349,032; In 2-unit structures: $158,228; Mobile homes: $138,579
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Heath races chart
  • White alone - 680 (96.3%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (1.7%)
  • Hispanic - 10 (1.4%)
  • Black alone - 3 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Heath: 272.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (19.5%), Irish (19.0%), Italian (16.4%), French (15.7%), German (14.9%), French Canadian (8.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1785

Elevation: 1680 feet

Land area: 24.9 square miles.

Population density: 28 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Heath:

  • High school or higher: 85.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 29.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.2%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Heath town:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 60.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 4.4%
  • Divorced: 8.5%

11 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.4%
Massachusetts:  15.0%

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

Heath town:  1.3% ($1,617)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Heath satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (37.2 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (91.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (148.0 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Charlemont, MA (2.1 miles ), Rowe, MA (2.2 miles ), Colrain, MA (2.3 miles ), Buckland, MA (2.5 miles ), Shelburne Falls, MA (2.6 miles ), Whitingham, VT (2.7 miles ), Halifax, VT (2.8 miles ), Jacksonville, VT (2.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $132,100
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $105,600
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $80,400
  • 2001: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,000
  • 2002: 4 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $131,300
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $233,100
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $297,400
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $264,000
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $57,400
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $217,900
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $258,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $400,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 72.82 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 413

Heath household income distribution Heath home values distribution

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.7%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Social assistance (7%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (3%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

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Tornado activity:

Heath-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Heath town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 tornado 36.1 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Heath-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 83.7 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 94.7 miles away from Heath 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 35.9 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 37.7 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 40.1 miles away from Heath center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 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 Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

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

Birthplace of: William W. Snow - Politician.


Hospitals/medical centers near Heath:

  • ANCHORAGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; SHELBURNE, MA)
  • CHARLENE MANOR EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY, INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)

Political contributions by individuals in Heath, MA

Amtrak station near Heath:

  • 18 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Heath:

  • 17 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFHEATH.ORG

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heath:

  • Williams College (about 20 miles; Williamstown, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,108)
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst (about 25 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 21,515)
  • Smith College (about 27 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,021)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 32 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,232)
  • Keene State College (about 33 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 4,898)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 35 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 3,973)
  • Westfield State College (about 39 miles; Westfield, MA; FT enrollment: 4,632)

Public elementary/middle school in Heath:

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Library in Heath:

  • HEATH FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $37,423; Location: 1 EAST MAIN STREET; 9,551 books; 930 e-books; 1,515 audio materials; 1,076 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 30 state licensed databases; 41 print serial subscriptions)

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

Cemeteries: South Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), Maple Grove Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Davenport Brook Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: West Branch Brook (A), Dickenson Brook (B), Davenport Brook (C), Carley Brook (D), Burrington Brook (E), Underwood Brook (F), Kinsman Brook (G), Heath Brook (H). 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 10.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.9
U.S.:

11.9
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 14.7. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.7
U.S.:

25.6


Average household size:
This town:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  65.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  9.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.7% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

9.4%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

4.2%
Whole state:

4.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Heath, MA

Heath compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (51%)
  • Wood (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Utility 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 Heath town (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.03%
Here72.0%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church
Adherents81.2%6.5%2.1%2.0%1.5%
Congregations19.1%29.2%1.1%6.7%5.6%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%0.9%0.5%2.8%
Congregations4.5%1.1%2.2%3.4%27.0%
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: 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%

6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,741 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.21%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.75% ($34,745 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.92% ($35,238)
from Hampden County, MA  0.49% ($30,775)


6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,013 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.50%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.06%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.46% ($32,244 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.76% ($29,892)
to Hampden County, MA  0.53% ($35,603)

Strongest AM radio stations in Heath:

  • 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.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Heath:

  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WMNB (100.1 FM; NORTH ADAMS, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WKVT-FM (92.7 FM; BRATTLEBORO, VT; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WCMK (91.9 FM; PUTNEY, VT; Owner: CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES INC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVPR (89.5 FM; WINDSOR, VT; Owner: VERMONT PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJJR (98.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZRT (97.1 FM; RUTLAND, VT; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WEBK (105.3 FM; KILLINGTON, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Heath:

  • 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)

Heath fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 2004 06:00 PM, Sr-8a, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Dec 28, 1987 03:20 PM, No 9 Road, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $3,005,000
Total average daily traffic: 800
Total average daily truck traffic: 68
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 1,264


FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

4
  • Call Sign: N1AMW
    Grant Date: 04/12/1994, Expiration Date: 04/12/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/14/2006
    Registrant: Robert T Markert, Hosmer Rd, Heath, MA 01346
  • Call Sign: W1HPQ
    Grant Date: 11/28/1995, Expiration Date: 11/28/2005, Cancellation Date: 11/29/2007
    Registrant: Russell E Johnson, South Rd, Heath, MA 01346
  • Call Sign: KB1RCF, Licensee ID: L01427305
    Grant Date: 08/28/2008, Expiration Date: 08/28/2018, Certifier: Ellen L Jenkins
    Registrant: Ellen L Jenkins, 51 Bray Rd, Heath, MA 01346
  • Call Sign: AB1JX, Licensee ID: L01448699
    Grant Date: 12/01/2008, Expiration Date: 12/01/2018, Certifier: Alan R Corey
    Registrant: Alan R Corey, 12 Schoolhouse Rd, Heath, MA 01346


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 8

Incident types - Heath


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