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 2013: $71,834 (it was $55,039 in 2000)
Leicester:

$71,834
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $27,851 (it was $20,822 in 2000)

Leicester town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $219,837 (it was $126,000 in 2000)
Leicester:

$219,837
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552
  • Races in Leicester, MA (2010)

    Leicester races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Leicester: 132.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Leicester, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Leicester town:

  • Never married: 23.7%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 8.3%

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

This town:

4.5%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

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

Leicester town:  1.3% ($1,695)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Leicester satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 71.91 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Leicester household income distribution Leicester home values distribution

Crime rates in Leicester by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 3311124245241
per 100,000 28.528.39.39.29.218.136.118.136.045.218.136.08.9
Robberies 1233221230210
per 100,000 9.518.927.927.718.418.19.018.127.00.018.19.00.0
Assaults 620917221722202122101312
per 100,000 57.0188.783.6157.1202.3154.1198.6181.1188.8198.790.6117.1107.3
Burglaries 14223938302835343726434217
per 100,000 133.1207.5362.3351.1275.9253.8316.0307.9332.6234.8389.6378.2152.0
Thefts 8474677077105128122194168121119223
per 100,000 798.4698.0622.3646.8708.1951.71,155.51,104.91,744.01,517.31,096.31,071.51,994.1
Auto thefts 58112315141514711171010
per 100,000 47.575.5102.2212.5137.9126.9135.4126.862.999.3154.090.089.4
Arson 0101111322111
per 100,000 0.09.40.09.29.29.19.027.218.018.19.19.08.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 85.5119.294.7119.3116.6121.5156.6137.4179.7167.5126.5136.8131.3

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Leicester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 22 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.52
Massachusetts average:

2.51
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.0%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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

Average climate in Leicester, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Leicester, Massachusetts average temperatures Leicester, Massachusetts average precipitation Leicester, Massachusetts humidity Leicester, Massachusetts wind speed Leicester, Massachusetts snowfall Leicester, Massachusetts sunshine Leicester, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

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 near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% 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 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) 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 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 the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 20.6 miles away from Leicester 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 144.1 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 Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Leicester topographic map

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

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:

Private high school in Leicester:

  • ARCHWAY INC (Students: 13; Location: 77 MULBERRY ST; Grades: 5 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Leicester:

Private elementary/middle school in Leicester:

  • MCCAULEY NAZARETH HOME (Students: 15; Location: 77 MULBERRY ST; Grades: 1 - 8; Boys only)
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.

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 78.3. This is about average.

City:

78.3
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.507. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.507
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 12.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.8
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 3.21. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.21
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 17.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.8
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.80. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.80
U.S.:

9.14

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 mentally retarded

Leicester compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.

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

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (76%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Wood (2%)

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 Leicester town (based on Worcester County data)

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
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Leicester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $2,859,000Total costs
  • 14,400Total average daily traffic
  • 704Total average daily truck traffic
  • 22,742Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private 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: 21875.0 MHz, 11325.0 MHz, 11405.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 08/08/2016, 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 Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Leicester)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
  • Hazardous Condition: 13

Incident types - Leicester

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