For population 25 years and over in Leicester:
For population 15 years and over in Leicester town:
467 residents are foreign born (1.9% Europe, 1.3% Africa, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% North America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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 ), Oxford, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.23 N, Longitude: 71.91 W
Area codes: 774, 508
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Leicester detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 23 (18 officers).
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-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 21% greater 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 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 89.3 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 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 18.3 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 47.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.6 miles away from Leicester center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 50.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in 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: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Joseph John Rice - Catholic bishop, David Henshaw - Politician, Emory Washburn - Politician, Klimaszewski Twins - Dancer, Pliny Earle I - Inventor, William Upham - Senator.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 13.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Leicester and their reported violations in the past:LEICESTER WATER SUPPLY DISTRICT (Population served: 3300, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past health violations:HILLCREST WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 1500, Groundwater):
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
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People in group quarters in Leicester in 2010:
People in group quarters in Leicester in 2000:
Leicester compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Leicester (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Leicester (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Leicester fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 7 meters (23ft)
Total costs: $2,859,000
Total average daily traffic: 14,400
Total average daily truck traffic: 704
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 22,742
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
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:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Leicester, MA
Total of 19 patent applications in 2008-2014.