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Population in 2010: 2,051.
Population change since 2000: +1.5%
Males: 960  (46.8%)
Females: 1,091  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01238.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,025 (it was $32,183 in 2000)
Lee:

$47,025
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $28,781 (it was $18,069 in 2000)

Lee CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $216,097 (it was $120,800 in 2000)
Lee:

$216,097
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $222,038; detached houses: $220,025

Median gross rent in 2017: $779.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lee: 107.1 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
(12.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 53.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Lee, MA (2010)
    • 1,81888.6%White alone
    • 1477.2%Hispanic
    • 412.0%Asian alone
    • 180.9%Black alone
    • 150.7%Two or more races
    • 80.4%Other race alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Lee, Massachusetts as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lee is 609 to 1.


Crime rates in Lee by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(17.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.5)
4
(67.1)
3
(51.0)
1
(16.9)
4
(68.5)
3
(51.8)
1
(17.4)
2
(35.1)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(68.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(35.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(170.3)
21
(354.7)
14
(239.6)
8
(138.4)
6
(102.7)
6
(106.1)
8
(133.8)
10
(167.8)
4
(68.0)
6
(101.5)
13
(222.6)
10
(172.7)
7
(121.8)
13
(228.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
4
(68.1)
7
(118.2)
3
(51.4)
4
(69.2)
29
(496.3)
27
(477.5)
34
(568.7)
39
(654.4)
23
(391.0)
13
(219.8)
8
(137.0)
18
(310.9)
16
(278.3)
15
(263.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(340.6)
33
(557.4)
25
(427.9)
38
(657.2)
82
(1,403)
106
(1,875)
90
(1,505)
89
(1,493)
72
(1,224)
62
(1,048)
64
(1,096)
81
(1,399)
85
(1,479)
67
(1,177)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(34.1)
1
(16.9)
3
(51.4)
11
(190.2)
3
(51.3)
2
(35.4)
3
(50.2)
1
(16.8)
3
(51.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(68.5)
3
(51.8)
4
(69.6)
1
(17.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)89.2102.972.774.0120.7132.5157.6199.2134.896.2158.2157.9122.5151.2

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City-data.com crime index in Lee, MA

Crime rate in Lee detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 12 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Lee, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Italian (33.0%), English (8.3%), Irish (8.1%), German (3.2%), French (3.0%), Lithuanian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1777

Elevation: 1000 feet

Land area: 1.36 square miles.

Population density: 1,504 people per square mile   (low).

Lee, Massachusetts map

156 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America, 1.9% North America, 1.1% Oceania).

This place:

8.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,281 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $4,488 (1.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (35.0 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (106.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Stockbridge, MA (2.0 miles ),
Lenox, MA (2.0 miles ),
Tyringham, MA (2.1 miles ),
Washington, MA (2.5 miles ),
Housatonic, MA (2.7 miles ),
West Stockbridge, MA (2.7 miles ),
Richmond, MA (2.8 miles ),
Monterey, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.31 N, Longitude: 73.25 W

Area code: 413

Distribution of median household income in Lee, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lee, MA in 2017

Lee satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 1998: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 1999: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2000: 11 buildings, average cost: $115,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2002: 21 buildings, average cost: $190,800
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2004: 18 buildings, average cost: $271,200
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $328,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $240,600
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $540,000
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $540,000
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $300,600
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $214,900
  • 2016: 9 buildings, average cost: $351,500
  • 2017: 6 buildings, average cost: $328,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Lee, MA residents
Average permit cost in Lee, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Lee, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (15.7%)
  • Health care (12.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (10.0%)
  • Paper (4.1%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Health care (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Paper (8.1%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.2%)
  • Clothing & accessories, including shoe, stores (4.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.9%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.2%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (5.0%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Private households (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Lee, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (12.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (13.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (11.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.8%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.6%)

Average climate in Lee, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lee, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.8. This is about average.

City:

62.8
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.52. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lee-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 7.3 miles away from the Lee place 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 10.3 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above 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 126.6 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 152.6 miles away from the city 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 117.4 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 76.3 miles away from the city 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 199.2 miles away from Lee 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 49.7 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 Berkshire County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 10

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

Main business address for: WAVE SYSTEMS CORP (COMPUTER PERIPHERAL EQUIPMENT, NEC).

Hospitals and medical centers in Lee:

  • LEE REGIONAL VNA INC. (21 HIGH STREET)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-LAUREL LAKE (620 LAUREL STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Lee:

  • NURSING CARE CENTER AT KIMBALL (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • EDGECOMBE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • KIMBALL FARMS NURSING CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • PROVIDENCE CARE CENTER - LENOX (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • VALLEY VIEW NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LENOX, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF THE BERKSHIRES, INC (Hospital, about 10 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)
  • SPRINGSIDE REHABILITATION AND SKILLED CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PITTSFIELD, MA)

Amtrak station near Lee:

  • 10 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 Lee:

  • Westfield State University (about 27 miles; Westfield, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,548)
  • Williams College (about 29 miles; Williamstown, MA; FT enrollment: 2,141)
  • Smith College (about 32 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 32 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 35 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Hudson Valley Community College (about 35 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 9,346)
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (about 37 miles; Troy, NY; FT enrollment: 6,940)

Public high school in Lee:

  • LEE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 300 GREYLOCK STREET, Grades: 7-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Lee:

  • LEE ELEMENTARY (Students: 397, Location: 310 GREYLOCK STREET, Grades: PK-6)

Private elementary/middle school in Lee:

  • ST MARY'S SCHOOL (Students: 132, Location: 115 ORCHARD ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Lee

Library in Lee:

  • LEE LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (Operating income: $255,241; Location: 100 MAIN ST.; 42,555 books; 930 e-books; 1,610 audio materials; 486 video materials; 30 state licensed databases; 107 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Lee: Greenover Country Club (A), Greenock Country Club (B), Lee Ambulance Service (C), Lee Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (D), Lee Library Association (E), Lee Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lee include: Greater Grace Church (A), Saint Georges Episcopal Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Tourist attraction: Animagic Museum of Animation Special Effects & Art (77 Main Street).

Hotels: Applegate Inn (279 West Park Street), Best Western Black Swan Inn (435 Laurel Street), Cygnets Restaurant at the Black Swan Inn (Laurel Lake), Lee Super 8 Motel (170 Housatonic St), Lee Motor Inn (Pleasant), Laurel Hill Motel (200 Laurel Street), Pilgrim Inn (165 Housatonic Street).

Birthplace of: Henry Billings Brown - Judge, Thomas C. Durant - Railroad executive, Charlie Hackett - Baseball manager, Edward V. Whiton - Member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature and Supreme court, Frank Dwyer - Baseball player, Henri Gosselin - Politician, Tim Collins - College basketball player (Massachusetts Minutemen), William C. Moulton - Politician.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lee and their reported violations in the past:

LEE WATER DEPT (Population served: 5,284, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In APR-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-17-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-11-2005), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-29-2005)
  • 38 regular monitoring violations
HIGH LAWN FARM (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:

2.2 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

53.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

7.3%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Lee in 2010:

  • 44 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 20 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 4 people in college/university student housing
34 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
8 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere in 2000

Banks with branches in Lee (2011 data):

  • Berkshire Bank: Lee Branch at 1 Park Street, branch established on 1972/06/12; Night Deposit Facility at 50 Water Street, branch established on 1997/07/10. Info updated 2011/08/24: Bank assets: $3,955.6 mil, Deposits: $3,176.2 mil, headquarters in Pittsfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 64 total offices
  • TrustCo Bank: Lee Branch at 43park St, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $4,250.1 mil, Deposits: $3,736.0 mil, headquarters in Glenville, NY, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 135 total offices
  • Adams Community Bank: Lee Branch at 41 Park Street, branch established on 2007/10/22. Info updated 2012/03/02: Bank assets: $202.3 mil, Deposits: $163.5 mil, headquarters in Adams, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Lee Bank: at 75 Park Street, branch established on 1992/07/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $266.2 mil, Deposits: $181.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Berkshire Financial Services, Inc.
  • NBT Bank, National Association: 76 Park Street Branch at 76 Park Street, branch established on 1835/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/02: Bank assets: $5,558.5 mil, Deposits: $4,381.4 mil, headquarters in Norwich, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 133 total offices, Holding Company: Nbt Bancorp Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Lee:

Marital status in Lee, MA
  • Never married: 32.8%
  • Now married: 37.5%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 23.3%

For population 25 years and over in Lee:

  • High school or higher: 90.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 32.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Lee
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Lee, MA (based on Berkshire County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,18732
Mainline Protestant9,89563
Other3,64720
Evangelical Protestant2,81728
Black Protestant2332
Orthodox2252
None64,215-
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: 33
Here:

2.54 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Berkshire County:

1.61 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Berkshire County:

4.08 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Berkshire County:

15.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

22.8%
State:

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

9.9%
State:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Lee:

52.6%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

51.2%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Lee:

28.8
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Lee:

19.3%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.8%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Lee:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.6%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

58.8%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lee:

78.4%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lee, MA Residents

3.27% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($63,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.27%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Hampden County, MA  0.23% ($45,820 average AGI)
from Hampshire County, MA  0.15% ($38,278)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.14% ($92,923)


3.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,093 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($443 average AGI)
Berkshire County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Hampden County, MA  0.22% ($37,798 average AGI)
to Hampshire County, MA  0.16% ($35,169)
to Middlesex County, MA  0.11% ($53,774)
Businesses in Lee, MA
NameCountNameCount
Aeropostale1H&R Block1
American Eagle Outfitters1IZOD1
Ann Taylor1J.Crew1
Banana Republic1Jones New York1
Bath & Body Works1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Brooks Brothers1McDonald's3
Clarks1Nike1
Decora Cabinetry2Pac Sun1
DressBarn1Quality1
Dressbarn1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts1Rodeway Inn1
Eddie Bauer1Rue211
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Strongest AM radio stations in Lee:

  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUHN (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBS (860 AM; 3 kW; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: BERKSHIRE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5 kW; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WBEC (1420 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WBRK (1340 AM; 1 kW; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WBRK, INC.)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lee:

  • WBEC-FM (105.5 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WUPE (95.9 FM; PITTSFIELD, MA; Owner: WEINER BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WHVP (91.1 FM; HUDSON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WAMQ (105.1 FM; GREAT BARRINGTON, MA; Owner: WAMC)
  • WZEC (97.5 FM; HOOSICK FALLS, NY; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMK (90.9 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: W A M C)
  • WFGB (89.7 FM; KINGSTON, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAQY (102.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WAJZ (96.3 FM; VOORHEESVILLE, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZMR (104.9 FM; ALTAMONT, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WYJB (95.5 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKZE-FM (98.1 FM; SALISBURY, CT; Owner: JOHNSON DEVELOPMENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Lee:

  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WVIT (Channel 30; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC)
Lee fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Lee fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 400ft / 122mTotal length
  • $94,892,000Total costs
  • 515,119Total average daily traffic
  • 80,618Total average daily truck traffic
  • 569,439Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in Lee, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 2Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 91930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 321950-1959
  • 31970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Lee, MA

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Lee, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 5039, 335 Forest Street (Lat: 42.294000 Lon: -73.217722), Type: Pole, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPXE912,
    Assigned Frequencies: 19305.0 MHz, Grant Date: 03/19/2003, Expiration Date: 03/19/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • CT13XC236, 335 Forest Street (Lat: 42.294250 Lon: -73.217694), Type: Pole, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 59.1 m, Call Sign: WQPU421,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Cancellation Date: 02/14/2014, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • STATION, State Police Barracks Route 20 (Lat: 42.317028 Lon: -73.257583), Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: KGU87,
    Assigned Frequencies: 957.700 MHz, Grant Date: 10/30/2018, Expiration Date: 12/23/2028, Registrant: Massachusetts State Police, 470 Worchester Rd, Framingham, MA 01701, Phone: (508) 820-2222, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lee)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1
  • BERKSHIRE AIRCRAFT INC, 100 Mountain View Ter, Lee, MA 01238
    Certificate: 01-1078 (Individual), Certificate Issue Date: 06/07/2001, Expiration Date: 06/06/2002

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: BALLOON WORKS FIREFLY 7-15 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 155DW , Serial Number: F71023, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 08/05/1997, Certificate Issue Date: 12/09/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy O Taylor, 405 Devon Rd, Lee, MA 01238
  • Aircraft: NORTH AMERICAN NAVION A (Category: Land, Seats: 5, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 126 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E185 SERIES (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9190R , Serial Number: NAV-4-1064, Year manufactured: 1947, Airworthiness Date: 07/13/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 04/12/2006
    Registrant (Individual): David P Fraser, 80 Devon Rd, Lee, MA 01238

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$233,9459$191,7571$192,0802$199,370
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$194,4700$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$02$160,5750$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 9141.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$132,830
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2009 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 9141.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lee, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lee, MA - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 8. The highest number of reported fires - 19 took place in 2002, and the least - 2 in 2018. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Lee, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (56.3%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (29.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lee, MA
    • 8156.3%Structure Fires
    • 4329.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1913.2%Outside Fires
    • 10.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Lee, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lee, MA
  • 67.1%Utility gas
  • 14.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 11.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lee, MA
  • 34.4%Electricity
  • 33.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 25.2%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Other fuel
  • 3.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Lee compared to Massachusetts state average:

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

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  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of births per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
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  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Obama (Democrat) in the 2012 Presidential Election"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
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