For population 25 years and over in Heath:
For population 15 years and over in Heath town:
11 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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:
Latitude: 42.68 N, Longitude: 72.82 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 413
Work and jobs in Heath: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Heath, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
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).
Birthplace of: William W. Snow - Politician.
Hospitals/medical centers near Heath:
Amtrak station near Heath:
Operable nuclear power plant near Heath:
Local government website: WWW.TOWNOFHEATH.ORG
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Heath:
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Public elementary/middle school in Heath:
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.
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:
Heath compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Heath town (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.03%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 26
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,741 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,013 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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TV broadcast stations around Heath:
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
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Heath, MA