Leicester, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 10,970.
Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 
Males: 5,355  (48.8%)
Females: 5,615  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01524.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $90,070 (it was $55,039 in 2000)
Leicester:

$90,070
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $35,422 (it was $20,822 in 2000)

Leicester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $274,090 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Leicester:

$274,090
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $345,896; detached houses: $359,605; townhouses or other attached units: $293,904; in 2-unit structures: $294,624; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,728; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,605; mobile homes: $74,819; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,048
March 2019 cost of living index in Leicester: 133.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Leicester, MA (2010)
    • 9,96190.8%White alone
    • 4143.8%Hispanic
    • 2131.9%Black alone
    • 1811.6%Asian alone
    • 1411.3%Two or more races
    • 310.3%American Indian alone
    • 230.2%Other race alone
    • 60.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Leicester, Massachusetts as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Leicester is 2,743 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Leicester by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
2
(18.1)
4
(36.1)
2
(18.1)
4
(36.0)
5
(45.2)
2
(18.1)
4
(36.0)
1
(8.9)
2
(17.6)
6
(52.9)
4
(35.2)
2
(17.6)
8
(70.0)
2
(17.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.0)
2
(18.1)
3
(27.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(35.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(17.6)
2
(17.5)
1
(8.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(154.1)
22
(198.6)
20
(181.1)
21
(188.8)
22
(198.7)
10
(90.6)
13
(117.1)
12
(107.3)
21
(185.2)
14
(123.4)
19
(167.3)
23
(202.3)
25
(218.6)
20
(175.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(253.8)
35
(316.0)
34
(307.9)
37
(332.6)
26
(234.8)
43
(389.6)
42
(378.2)
17
(152.0)
38
(335.0)
23
(202.7)
21
(184.9)
13
(114.3)
11
(96.2)
9
(79.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
105
(951.7)
128
(1,156)
122
(1,105)
194
(1,744)
168
(1,517)
121
(1,096)
119
(1,071)
223
(1,994)
193
(1,702)
131
(1,154)
119
(1,048)
152
(1,337)
124
(1,084)
222
(1,953)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(126.9)
15
(135.4)
14
(126.8)
7
(62.9)
11
(99.3)
17
(154.0)
10
(90.0)
10
(89.4)
2
(17.6)
11
(96.9)
9
(79.3)
5
(44.0)
7
(61.2)
1
(8.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.0)
3
(27.2)
2
(18.0)
2
(18.1)
1
(9.1)
1
(9.0)
1
(8.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(8.8)
City-Data.com crime index116.7150.5132.0172.7160.9121.5131.5126.2154.6135.1122.9124.8159.9136.3

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Leicester, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 21 (20 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (24.6%), French (20.7%), English (12.9%), Italian (11.2%), French Canadian (7.3%), Swedish (6.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1714

Elevation: 1009 feet

Land area: 23.4 square miles.

Population density: 470 people per square mile   (low).

Leicester, Massachusetts map

467 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Africa, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% North America).

This town:

4.5%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Leicester town:

1.3% ($1,695)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (6.0 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (42.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (139.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Auburn, MA (2.0 miles ),
Spencer, MA (2.1 miles ),
Paxton, MA (2.3 miles ),
Worcester, MA (2.4 miles ),
Charlton, MA (2.7 miles ),
East Brookfield, MA (2.7 miles ),
Millbury, MA (2.8 miles ),
Oxford, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 71.91 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Distribution of median household income in Leicester, MA in 2019
Leicester satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 32 buildings, average cost: $105,700
  • 1998: 49 buildings, average cost: $112,700
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,200
  • 2000: 44 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2001: 41 buildings, average cost: $135,000
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2004: 53 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $159,800
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2008: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2012: 14 buildings, average cost: $164,600
  • 2013: 15 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2014: 21 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2015: 19 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2016: 20 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2017: 19 buildings, average cost: $180,400
  • 2018: 3 buildings, average cost: $223,300
  • 2019: 3 buildings, average cost: $223,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Leicester, MA residents
Average permit cost in Leicester, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Leicester, MA
Historical housing units in Leicester, MA
Most common industries in Leicester, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (13.1%)
  • Health care (11.8%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (20.1%)
  • Health care (19.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Social assistance (4.4%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Leicester, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (3.1%)

Average climate in Leicester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.544. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.544
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.74. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.74
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Leicester-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 18% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.4 miles away from the Leicester town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.1 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Leicester-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% 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 171.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 181.8 miles away from Leicester 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) earthquake occurred 180.8 miles away from Leicester 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 89.3 miles away from Leicester center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 113.9 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 231.5 miles away from Leicester 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 Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leicester topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Leicester:

  • EDEN HEALTHCARE SERVICES, INC (Home Health Center, about 2 miles away; CHERRY VALLEY, MA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-THE MEADOWS (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ROCHDALE, MA)
  • INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF WORCESTER (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • ACCLAIM HOME HEALTH CARE, INC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • MILL HILL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • MILL HILL SENIOR CARE, LLC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-THE HERMITAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; WORCESTER, MA)

Amtrak station near Leicester:

  • 7 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Leicester:

  • Worcester State University (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,426)
  • Clark University (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 9 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Framingham State University (about 25 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public high school in Leicester:

  • LEICESTER HIGH (Students: 575, Location: 174 PAXTON STREET, Grades: 9-12)

Private high school in Leicester:

  • ARCHWAY (Students: 12, Location: 77 MULBERRY ST, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Leicester:

Private elementary/middle school in Leicester:

  • MCAULEY NAZARETH HOME FOR BOYS (Students: 6, Location: 77 MULBERRY ST, Grades: 3-7)
See full list of schools located in Leicester

Library in Leicester:

  • LEICESTER PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $171,481; Location: 1136 MAIN ST.; 33,722 books; 907 audio materials; 2,898 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 84 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Becker College traces its history to 1784 and has over 19,000 alumni. With campuses in Worcester and Leicester, Massachusetts, the college serves 1,600 students with a full-time enrollment of 1,200 from 18 states and 12 countries. Becker offers over 30 academic programs, including a choice among 22 bachelor degree level and extensive adult learning programs. The College's unique class offerings and hands-on professional practitioner orientation to higher education, have earned Becker a national reputation for career focused academics, particularly in the fields of business, education, veterinary sciences, health care and the arts.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Leicester: Hillcrest Country Club (A), Strawberry Hills Golf Course (B), Leicester Emergency Medical Service (C), Leicester Fire Department (D), Nazareth Home for Boys (E), Leicester Public Library (F), Leicester High School Library (G), Paul Swan Library (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Leicester include: Temple Baptist Church (A), Saint Josephs Church (B), Greenville Baptist Church (C), Church of Christ (D), Christ Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Josephs Cemetery (1), Pine Grove Cemetery (2), Quaker Cemetery (3), Greenville Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Henshaw Pond (A), Bouchard Pond (B), Grosvenor Reservoir (C), Lynde Brook Reservoir (D), Kettle Brook Reservoir Number Two (E), Kettle Brook Reservoir Number One (F), Clarks Mill Pond (G), Southwick Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bartons Brook (A), Burncoat Brook (B), Grindstone Brook (C), Town Meadow Brook (D), Lynde Brook (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Leicester: Russell Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Leicester Historical Society (Historical Places & Services; 1136 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Joseph John Rice - Catholic bishop, David Henshaw - Politician, Emory Washburn - Politician, Klimaszewski Twins - Dancer, Pliny Earle I - Inventor, William Upham - Senator.

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

LEICESTER WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT (Population served: 3,200, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-08-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-08-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-04-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2009 and DEC-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-01-2010), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-30-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2010)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Arsenic. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUL-23-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2010)
  • 18 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-26-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2012 and SEP-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-12-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-05-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-2007. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-12-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-07-2008)
  • 6 minor monitoring violations
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
HILLCREST WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1,500, Purch groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-26-2012)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-13-2010), St Compliance achieved (OCT-13-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-05-2010), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - Between SEP-2009 and OCT-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-08-2010)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - Between AUG-2009 and SEP-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (DEC-10-2009), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-08-2010)
  • 30 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-10-2014)
  • 7 minor monitoring violations
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

71.8%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

7.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.3%
Whole state:

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

1.7%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Leicester in 2010:

  • 224 people in college/university student housing
  • 54 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 31 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 16 people in residential treatment centers for adults

People in group quarters in Leicester in 2000:

  • 191 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 155 people in nursing homes
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 15 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 12 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled

Banks with branches in Leicester (2011 data):

  • Country Bank for Savings: 1084 Main Street Branch at 1084 Main Street, branch established on 1869/04/17; Walmart Leicester Branch at 20 Soojian Drive, Suite #2, branch established on 2007/03/14. Info updated 2006/09/29: Bank assets: $1,431.1 mil, Deposits: $953.8 mil, headquarters in Ware, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 15 total offices

For population 15 years and over in Leicester:

Marital status in Leicester, MA
  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

For population 25 years and over in Leicester:

  • High school or higher: 84.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Leicester, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
This county:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Worcester County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worcester County:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Worcester County:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Leicester, MA
NameCountNameCount
Dunkin Donuts1Subway2
MasterBrand Cabinets3Walmart1

Strongest AM radio stations in Leicester:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: GRACE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Leicester:

  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Leicester:

  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Leicester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 26ft / 7.7mTotal length
  • $5,175,000Total costs
  • 10,979Total average daily traffic
  • 450Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,742Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Leicester)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BOS1115, 1666 Main St. (Lat: 42.255194 Lon: -71.936972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQFL224, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 21875.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 08/08/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr., Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:
  • BS33XC010, 1666 Main St. (Lat: 42.255194 Lon: -71.936972), Type: Pole, Structure height: 36.6 m, Overall height: 39 m, Call Sign: WQPU706,
    Assigned Frequencies: 22025.0 MHz, 22025.0 MHz, 22025.0 MHz, 22025.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 4WL0776F, 490 Stafford St. (274893) (Lat: 42.224694 Lon: -71.872444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 45.7 m, Overall height: 46 m, Call Sign: WQPW623, Licensee ID: L00127664,
    Assigned Frequencies: 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, 23075.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/31/2012, Expiration Date: 08/31/2022, Certifier: Dan Menser, Registrant: T-Mobile License LLC, 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

34 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Leicester)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 12694 , Serial Number: 17262183, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 08/31/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 10/06/1988
    Registrant (Individual): James P Dicentes, 1 Golden Rd, Leicester, MA 01524
  • Aircraft: BEECH V35B (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 150 mph), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 18470 , Serial Number: D-10065, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 09/19/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 05/24/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Charles W Entwistle, 790 Main St, Leicester, MA 01524
  • Aircraft: BEECH C23 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 116 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2252L , Serial Number: M-1897, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1977, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/2017
    Registrant (Individual): David B Jr Eaton, 369 Pleasant St, Leicester, MA 01524
  • Aircraft: HPH LTD GLASFLUGEL 304CZ (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (None)
    N-Number: 304CZ , Serial Number: 3, Year manufactured: 1998, Airworthiness Date: 07/30/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 10/14/2020
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Fred J Looft, 12 Baldwin St, Leicester, MA 01524, Other Owners: Peter March
  • Aircraft: BEECH 35-C33 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 138 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3721Q , Serial Number: CD-1067, Airworthiness Date: 12/21/1966, Certificate Issue Date: 07/11/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Peter J Cotter, 51 Hemlock St, Leicester, MA 01524
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 08/13/2018

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 35. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 48 took place in 2006, and the least - 19 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Leicester, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (53.0%), and Outside Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Leicester, MA
    • 31253.0%Structure Fires
    • 17329.4%Outside Fires
    • 6210.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 427.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leicester, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Leicester, MA
  • 84.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.6%Electricity
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 2.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Leicester, MA
  • 44.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 40.2%Electricity
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.9%Utility gas
  • 0.9%Coal or coke


Leicester compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Leicester on our top lists:

  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: occupational and physical therapist assistants and aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children (population 1,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #85 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: electricians (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 (01524) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Lithuanian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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