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Population in 2012: 108,522 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 

Males: 52,422  (48.3%)
Females: 56,100  (51.7%)

Median resident age:  33.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01850, 01851, 01852, 01854.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $45,271 (it was $39,192 in 2000)
Lowell:

$45,271
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,278

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $221,500 (it was $130,500 in 2000)
Lowell:

$221,500
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $287,315; Detached houses: $305,259; Townhouses or other attached units: $221,634; In 2-unit structures: $269,314; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $308,938; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $176,772; Mobile homes: $347,691; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $225,053

Median gross rent in 2012: $927.

Recent home sales, real estate maps, and home value estimator for zip codes: 01850, 01851, 01854.

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  • White alone - 54,256 (50.0%)
  • Asian alone - 22,501 (20.7%)
  • Hispanic - 19,026 (17.5%)
  • Black alone - 7,356 (6.8%)
  • Other race alone - 2,508 (2.3%)
  • Two or more races - 2,457 (2.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 423 (0.4%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Lowell: 134.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (15.1%), French (8.2%), Portuguese (5.5%), Italian (5.5%), English (5.5%), French Canadian (4.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 102 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 7,879 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 77.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Lowell city:

  • Never married: 40.8%
  • Now married: 40.2%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

26,819 residents are foreign born (11.9% Asia, 6.5% Latin America, 3.4% Europe, 2.7% Africa).

This city:  25.7%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 79 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Massachusetts as of July 30, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Lowell to the number of sex offenders is 1,374 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,846 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,697 (1.2%)

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Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (24.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (189.7 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Dracut, MA (1.6 miles ), Chelmsford, MA (1.9 miles ), Tewksbury, MA (2.3 miles ), Tyngsborough, MA (2.4 miles ), Billerica, MA (2.6 miles ), Pelham, NH (2.6 miles ), Westford, MA (2.7 miles ), Carlisle, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $66,500
  • 1998: 120 buildings, average cost: $71,200
  • 1999: 73 buildings, average cost: $75,500
  • 2000: 98 buildings, average cost: $78,100
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $87,800
  • 2002: 35 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2003: 129 buildings, average cost: $134,600
  • 2004: 191 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 2005: 191 buildings, average cost: $108,500
  • 2006: 143 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2007: 101 buildings, average cost: $88,900
  • 2008: 92 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $102,500
  • 2010: 39 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $113,000
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $134,800

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Latitude: 42.64 N, Longitude: 71.31 W

Lowell nicknames or aliases (official or unofficial): City of Spindles, Manchester of America

Daytime population change due to commuting: -51,610 (-47.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 14,855 (28.8%)

Area code: 978

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Crime rates in Lowell by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 6472521336130
per 100,000 5.83.86.61.94.81.912.52.95.41.02.80.0
Rapes 453747454441404442513637
per 100,000 43.335.044.142.942.339.738.642.838.149.533.634.1
Robberies 131122158146169213213241225190168174
per 100,000 126.0115.5148.4139.1162.4206.1205.3234.2204.3184.3156.8160.3
Assaults 555687637673771753654587894949588374
per 100,000 533.9650.1598.3641.0740.8728.5630.5570.4811.7920.8548.7344.6
Burglaries 6866506306265766647539531,073893914849
per 100,000 659.9615.1591.7596.2553.4642.4725.9926.0974.3866.4852.9782.2
Thefts 1,7652,0521,9571,7372,0021,9422,0731,8912,2272,2851,9411,981
per 100,000 1697.91941.91838.01654.41923.51878.71998.51837.42022.02217.01811.21825.2
Auto thefts 811958822716633689526482450406246295
per 100,000 780.2906.6772.0681.9608.2666.5507.1468.3408.6393.9229.5271.8
Arson N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A33273327
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30.026.230.824.9
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 302.9) 387.5415.1410.7390.8426.9439.4437.7422.1471.4487.2358.4309.9

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

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 295 (225 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Lowell, Massachusetts accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.0%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,749 (+1.7%).

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Computer and electronic products (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Health care (5%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Computer and electronic products (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Computer specialists (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 2% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.7 miles away from the Lowell city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the city center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Lowell-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 67% 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 61.2 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 53.1 miles away from Lowell center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 66.3 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 49.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from Lowell center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 21.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lowell topographic map

Birthplace of: Micky Ward - Boxer, William Henry O'Connell - Roman Catholic cardinal, Jack Kerouac - (1922-1969), writer, Bette Davis - Actress of film, Henry Livermore Abbott - Union Army General, Richard M. Linnehan - (born 1957), astronaut, David H. McNerney - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Brian C. Mitchell - University president, Elbridge Streeter Brooks - Children's writer, Charles Sweeney - General.

Medal of Honor Recipients born in Lowell: David H. McNerney, Edwin M. Truell, George Charette, James F. Sullivan, Joseph R. Ouellette.

Main business address for: DATAWATCH CORP (SERVICES-PREPACKAGED SOFTWARE), ENTERPRISE BANCORP INC /MA/ (STATE COMMERCIAL BANKS).


Hospitals/medical centers in Lowell:

  • SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 847 ROGERS STREET SUITE 101)
  • COMMONWEALTH NS AND HC, INC (Home Health Center, 175 CABOT ST, 5TH FLOOR)
  • VNA OF GREATER LOWELL INC (Home Health Center, 336 CENTRAL STREET PO 1965)
  • DR HARRY SOLOMON MHC (Hospital, 391 VARNUM AVE)
  • LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 295 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER INC (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (Hospital, 220 PAUTUCKET ST)
  • ARCADIA N H (Nursing Home, 841 MERRIMACK ST)
  • BEACONCREST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 500 WENTWORTH AVE)
  • CHRISTIAN HILL CONV MOME (Nursing Home, 19 VARNUM ST)
  • D'YOUVILLE MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 981 VARNUM AVE)
  • D'YOUVILLE SENIOR CARE (Nursing Home, 981 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • D'YOUVILLE TRANSITIONAL CARE, INC (Nursing Home, 1071 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • FAIRHAVEN HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 476 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • FAIRHAVEN NH (Nursing Home, 476 VARNUM AVE)
  • FAIRHAVEN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 476 VARNUM AVE)
  • GLENWOOD CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, 557 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • HERITAGE SKILLED NURSING AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, 841 MERRIMACK ST)
  • LOWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 19 VARNUM STREET)
  • NEW ENGLAND REHAB HOSPITAL TCC (Nursing Home, 220 PAWTUCKET STREET 2NDFLR EAST WING)
  • NORTHWOOD CONV HME (Nursing Home, 1010 VARNUM AVE)
  • RADIUS NORTHWOOD HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1010 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • ST JOHNS NH OF LOWELL (Nursing Home, 500 WENTWORTH AVE)
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 259 BALDWIN STREET)
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, 915 WESTFORD ST)
  • TRANS CARE UNIT AT LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL (Nursing Home, 295 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • WILLOW MANOR (Nursing Home, 30 PRINCETON BOULEVARD)
  • WILLOW MANOR NURS HOME (Nursing Home, 30 PRINCETON BLVD)
  • WINGATE AT BELVIDERE REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING RES (Nursing Home, 500 WENTWORTH AVENUE)

Political contributions by individuals in Lowell, MA

Heliports located in Lowell:


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Amtrak stations near Lowell:

  • 13 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 15 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.

Local government website: www.ci.lowell.ma.us

Colleges/Universities in Lowell:

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Full-time enrollment: 8,432; Location: 1 University Ave; Public; Website: WWW.UML.EDU; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute (FT enrollment: 498; Location: 211 Plain St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-Lowell (FT enrollment: 75; Location: 231 Central St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)
  • Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute (FT enrollment: 7; Location: 136 Central St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lowellacademy.com)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lowell:

  • Middlesex Community College (about 11 miles; Bedford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,209)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 18 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 2,865)
  • Bentley University (about 18 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 4,490)
  • North Shore Community College (about 18 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 3,635)
  • Tufts University (about 19 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,397)
  • Brandeis University (about 20 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,001)
  • Lesley University (about 21 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 2,588)

Public high schools in Lowell:

Private high schools in Lowell:

  • LOWELL CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 330; Location: 530 STEVENS ST; Grades: 9 - 12)
  • RIVERSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 34; Location: 34 BERRY RD; Grades: 2 - 12; Boys only)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

  • LOWELL DAY NURSERY (Students: 1,090; Location: 119 HALL ST; Grades: PK - KG)
  • ST JEANNE D'ARC ELEM SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 68 DRACUT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST LOUIS (Students: 446; Location: 77 BOISVERT ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 409; Location: 21 SIXTH ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST MARGARET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 286; Location: 486 STEVENS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • FRANCO AMERICAN SCHOOL (Students: 274; Location: 357 PAWTUCKET ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 187; Location: 218 E MERRIMACK ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL AND EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 170; Location: 311 ADAMS ST; Grades: PK - 8)
  • HELLENIC AMERICAN ACADEMY (Students: 140; Location: 41 BROADWAY ST; Grades: PK - 6)
  • LITTLE SPROUTS LOWELL AT CROSS POINT TOWERS (Students: 58; Location: 900 CHELMFORD ST; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Lowell, School District: LOWELL

Library in Lowell:

  • SAMUEL S. POLLARD MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,248,605; Location: 401 MERRIMACK ST.; 186,352 books; 7,230 audio materials; 7,155 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 557 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • SMMC is located at 1 Hospital Dr. not 220 Pawtucket St
  • Hellenic American School 62 Lewis Street. Lowell, MA 01854 Tel.: (978) 453-8092 Fax: (978) 970-0935 Principal: Dr. James A. Demos Pre-K to sixth grade 2004-05 enrollment: 138
  • Sacred Heart School (private) was closed by the Archdiocise.
  • Middlesex Community College is located in downtown Lowell, Massachusetts at 33 Kearney Square as well as in Bedford Massachusetts. We have approximately 11,500 credit students

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Notable locations in Lowell: Lowell Station (A), Lawrence Mill (B), Massachusetts Mill (C), Appleton Mill (D), Saint Louis Field (E), Hadley Field (F), Boott Mills (G), Hamilton Mill (H), Lowell Industrial Park (I), Market Mills (J), Mount Pleasant Golf Club (K), Suffolk Mill Turbine Exhibit (L), Wamesit Canal-Whipple Mill Industrial Complex (M), Welles Block (N), Lowell National Historic Park Offices (O), Lowell Manufacturing Company (P), PrideStar Ambulance Service (Q), Lowell Fire Department Station 1 (R), Lowell Fire Department Station 4 (S), Lowell Fire Department Station 11 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Eastgate Plaza Shopping Center (1), Middlesex Plaza Shopping Center (2), Sunrise Shopping Center (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lowell include: Saint Annes Church and Rectory (A), Temple Emanuel-Reform (B), Seventh Day Adventist Spanish Church (C), Seventh Day Adventist Church (D), Saint Ritas Shrine (E), Saint Peters Healing Church (F), Saint Pauls United Methodist Church (G), Saint Patricks Church (H), Saint Michaels Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Edson Cemetery (1), Saint Patricks Cemetery (2), Saint Peters Cemetery (3), Westlawn Cemetery (4), Lowell Cemetery (5), Clark Cemetery (6), Saint Marys Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Concord River Reservoir (A), Lower Pawtucket Canal Reservoir (B), Upper Pawtucket Canal Reservoir (C), Pawtucket Canal Reservoir (D), Merrimack River Reservoir (E), Beaver Brook Reservoir (F), Lowell Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Concord River (A), Beaver Brook (B), Marbles Brook (C), Scarlet Brook (D), Black Brook (E), Claypit Brook (F), Marginal Brook (G), River Meadow Brook (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lowell include: Merrimack-Middle Street Historic District (1), Wash Park (2), Washington Square Historic District (3), Kerouac Commemorative (4), Tyler Park (5), Lucy Larcom Park (6), City Hall Historic District (7), South Common Historic District (8), Memorial Stadium (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: American Textile History Museum (491 Dutton Street) (1), Lowell National Historical Park (Recreation Areas; 67 Kirk Street) (2), Perpetual Motion (Amusement & Theme Parks; 345 Chelmsford Street) (3), Jump On In (Amusement & Theme Parks; 100 Phoenix Ave.) (4), New England Quilt Museum (18 Shattuck Street) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Courtyard by Marriott (30 Industrial Avenue) (1), Doubletree Hotel (50 Warren Street) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Massachusetts Commonwealth - Superior Court (360 Gorham Street) (1), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Superior Court (360 Gorham Street) (2), Mass Commonwealth - Courts- Lowell Juvenile Court- Probation Office (89 Appleton Street) (3), Middlesex County - Court House- Registry Paging Number (360 Gorham Street) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Middlesex 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
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AQI  CO  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM10 PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.7. This is about average.
City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.284. This is about average. There were 21 monitors within city limits.
City:

0.284
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.43. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.43
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 8.06. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.06
U.S.:

9.39
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.8. This is about average. There were 6 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.8
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.5
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.50. This is about average. There were 3 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.50
U.S.:

9.59

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

LOWELL WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 135000, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1996 and JUL-15-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-12-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-1999)
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1993 and JUL-15-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-12-1997), St Compliance achieved (JUL-15-1999)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 51 regular monitoring violations
BOUMIL GROVE CONDOS (Serves NH, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Combined Radium (-226 & -228). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-23-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-23-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-24-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and NOV-12-2004, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-08-2004), St Compliance achieved (NOV-12-2004)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and APR-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Compliance achieved (APR-02-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2000 and APR-02-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed PAO issued (MAY-30-2001), Fed Compliance achieved (APR-02-2003)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1995 and JAN-23-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-01-1996), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-06-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-1998)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JAN-23-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (2 times from JAN-13-1995 to APR-01-1996), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-06-1997), St Compliance achieved (JAN-23-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 25 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.1%
(13.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  61.6%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  9.7%
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: 0.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Lowell, MA

People in group quarters in Lowell in 2010:

  • 2,785 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 149 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 147 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 80 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 73 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 11 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Lowell in 2000:

  • 1,898 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,120 people in nursing homes
  • 469 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 127 people in religious group quarters
  • 70 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 67 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 62 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 28 people in other group homes

Lowell compared to Massachusetts state average:

Lowell, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house below state average.


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Arena or stadium:
  • Tsongas Arena. Capacity: 7,800.

Banks with most branches in Lowell (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Stadium Plaza Office Branch, Wood Street Branch, Lowell-City Hall Branch, Merrimack Street Branch. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Enterprise Bank And Trust Company, Lowell Connector Branch, Online Banking Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Lowell Branch, Mammoth Road Branch, Lowell Main Branch. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank: Wood Street Branch at 13 Wood Street, branch established on 1978/09/01; at 34 John Street, branch established on 1854/04/12. Info updated 2011/09/19: Bank assets: $738.4 mil, Deposits: $601.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Lowell Five Bancorp Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Centralville Branch at 501 Bridge Street, branch established on 1963/07/29; Lowell -stairway Plaza Branch at 724 Chelmsford St, Suite 6, branch established on 1968/04/08. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Lowell Co-operative Bank: Lowell Co-Operative Bank at 18 Hurd Street, branch established on 1885/01/01; Rogers Street Branch at 691 Rogers Street, branch established on 2004/04/05. Info updated 2012/02/10: Bank assets: $168.6 mil, Deposits: $120.7 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • Eastern Bank: Lakeview Branch at 755 Lakeview Avenue, branch established on 1977/11/01; Lowell/Central Branch at 50 Central Street, branch established on 1871/03/03. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation
  • Washington Savings Bank: at 30 Middlesex Street, branch established on 1892/04/06. Info updated 2012/03/30: Bank assets: $181.8 mil, Deposits: $141.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices
  • People's United Bank: Butler Bank Branch at 10 George Street, branch established on 1901/01/01. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Lowell, Massachusetts:

  • Lowell Marriott Courtyard, 30 Industrial Ave, Lowell, MA 01851 , Phone: (781) 458-7575, Fax: (781) 458-1302
  • Sheraton Inn Lowell, 50 Warren St, Lowell, MA 01851 , Phone: (978) 452-1200
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Lowell, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Lowell travel time to work - commute


Lowell mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (71%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



Religion statistics for Lowell city (based on Middlesex County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
State:

16.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 56$201,839$43,2510$0
Other Government Administration 20$83,092$49,8550$0
Judicial and Legal 11$43,846$47,8325$9,613
Police Protection - Officers 281$1,490,839$63,66626$12,461
Police - Other 79$246,746$37,48028$16,507
Firefighters 195$957,618$58,9300$0
Fire - Other 7$25,029$42,9072$4,032
Streets and Highways 82$295,279$43,2120$0
Welfare 13$38,024$35,0995$3,147
Health 61$213,510$42,0022$2,668
Solid Waste Management 0$0 1$1,559
Sewerage 45$187,303$49,9470$0
Parks and Recreation 58$188,369$38,97314$2,948
Housing and Community Development(Local) 35$150,310$51,5352$5,431
Water Supply 36$137,179$45,7260$0
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,286$7,375,031$68,818228$348,890
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 136$375,760$33,155108$141,643
Local Libraries 18$45,983$30,6555$6,500
Other and Unallocable 21$75,909$43,377207$10,067
Totals for Government 2,440$12,131,666$59,664633$565,466

Lowell government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $4,149,000 ($38.23)
    Regular Highways: $2,446,000 ($22.54)
    General Public Buildings: $2,281,000 ($21.02)
    Water Utilities: $2,115,000 ($19.49)
    Sewerage: $1,957,000 ($18.03)
    Housing and Community Development: $800,000 ($7.37)
    General - Other: $207,000 ($1.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $118,000 ($1.09)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $168,130,000 ($1549.27)
    General - Other: $32,630,000 ($300.68)
    Police Protection: $20,844,000 ($192.07)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,798,000 ($127.14)
    Sewerage: $9,214,000 ($84.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $6,259,000 ($57.67)
    Regular Highways: $4,620,000 ($42.57)
    Water Utilities: $4,150,000 ($38.24)
    Housing and Community Development: $3,837,000 ($35.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,623,000 ($24.17)
    Parking Facilities: $2,588,000 ($23.85)
    Financial Administration: $2,246,000 ($20.70)
    Health - Other: $2,196,000 ($20.24)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,522,000 ($14.02)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,455,000 ($13.41)
    General Public Buildings: $1,201,000 ($11.07)
    Libraries: $1,123,000 ($10.35)
    Central Staff Services: $874,000 ($8.05)
    Public Welfare - Other: $728,000 ($6.71)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $595,000 ($5.48)
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $126,254,000 ($1163.40)
    Corporate Bonds: $33,668,000 ($310.24)
    Benefit Payments: $23,521,000 ($216.74)
    Total Cash and Deposits: $7,295,000 ($67.22)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,915,000 ($72.93)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,598,000 ($23.94)
    Health - Other: $20,000 ($0.18)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $758,000 ($6.98)
    General - Other: $105,000 ($0.97)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $44,000 ($0.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $295,000 ($2.72)
    General - Other: $294,000 ($2.71)
    Police Protection: $210,000 ($1.94)
    Water Utilities: $63,000 ($0.58)
    Local Fire Protection: $33,000 ($0.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $28,000 ($0.26)
    Libraries: $24,000 ($0.22)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $6,000 ($0.06)
    Financial Administration: $5,000 ($0.05)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.03)
    Sewerage: $2,000 ($0.02)
    Central Staff Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $147,553,000 ($1359.66)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $846,000 ($7.80)

Lowell government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $12,848,000 ($118.39)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,854,000 ($17.08)
    All Other: $1,443,000 ($13.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,134,000 ($10.45)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $930,000 ($8.57)
    Parking Facilities: $624,000 ($5.75)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $53,000 ($0.49)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $0 ($0.00)
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $42,136,000 ($388.27)
    From Parent Local Government: $13,348,000 ($123.00)
    Local Employee Contribution: $6,678,000 ($61.54)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $4,447,000 ($40.98)
    All Other: $4,279,000 ($39.43)
    Sewerage: $241,000 ($2.22)
    Education: $0 ($0.00)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,501,000 ($13.83)
    Sale of Property: $230,000 ($2.12)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $7,749,000 ($71.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $133,663,000 ($1231.67)
    General Local Government Support: $27,567,000 ($254.02)
    All Other: $3,955,000 ($36.44)
    Highways: $2,092,000 ($19.28)
    Housing and Community Development: $530,000 ($4.88)
    Sewerage: $400,000 ($3.69)
    Public Welfare: $327,000 ($3.01)
  • Tax - Property: $83,502,000 ($769.45)
    Other License: $1,645,000 ($15.16)
    Other Selective Sales: $210,000 ($1.94)

Lowell government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $189,502,000 ($1746.21)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $176,996,000 ($1630.97)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,225,000 ($158.72)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,719,000 ($43.48)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $3,550,000 ($32.71)
    End of Fiscal Year: $19,000 ($0.18)

Lowell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,915,000 ($63.72)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $30,301,000 ($279.22)
    Total Federal Securities: $26,934,000 ($248.19)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $27,270,000 ($251.29)

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

Strongest AM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WLLH (1400 AM; 1 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF LOWELL LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)

Strongest FM radio stations in Lowell:

  • WJUL (91.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS, LOWELL)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Lowell:

  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 77
Total length: 349 meters (1,145ft)
Total costs: $153,699,000
Total average daily traffic: 2,340,305
Total average daily truck traffic: 177,169

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • Before 1900: 13
  • 1900-1909: 0
  • 1910-1919: 5
  • 1920-1929: 2
  • 1930-1939: 2
  • 1940-1949: 2
  • 1950-1959: 10
  • 1960-1969: 23
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 4
  • 1990-1999: 5
  • 2000-2009: 1
  • 2010-2012: 7
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Lowell, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Lowell)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 46 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 152 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Lowell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Lowell)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)


Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 26 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED338$186,269511$136,9731,171$188,512142$91,78215$420,667161$145,1431$100,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED24$165,25027$144,00085$191,72914$33,6430$07$92,1430$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED77$177,779125$128,536558$192,98790$70,3444$272,50077$129,8574$39,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN53$166,49170$120,786275$200,93512$71,2502$303,00027$134,3330$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS14$205,92917$147,235109$202,31212$64,9170$07$202,8570$0

Detailed mortgage data for all 26 tracts in Lowell, MA

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 24 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED59$183,49227$219,8520$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED23$170,39117$224,0002$101,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED15$147,73310$216,7000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$171,0002$234,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$189,0001$237,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 530
  • Hazardous Condition: 461
  • Service Call: 25
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Lowell


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

Most common first names in Lowell, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,48280.6 years
John1,13473.6 years
Joseph89874.2 years
William66773.0 years
James59572.4 years
George58674.0 years
Helen53179.8 years
Margaret47280.5 years
Alice43581.1 years
Edward39973.4 years
Most common last names in Lowell, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Sullivan18176.5 years
Silva15673.9 years
Smith15275.0 years
Murphy13777.5 years
Martin9577.0 years
Gagnon9071.7 years
Brown8776.0 years
Obrien8579.1 years
Mccarthy7775.8 years
Cote7775.5 years
Businesses in Lowell, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Lane Furniture1
AT&T1Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's3
AutoZone1Nike2
Ben & Jerry's1Outback1
Blockbuster2Outback Steakhouse1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Penske1
Burger King2Pizza Hut1
CVS3RadioShack1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Rite Aid3
DHL1Starbucks1
Domino's Pizza3Subway5
Dunkin Donuts14T-Mobile2
Fashion Bug1Taco Bell1
FedEx11Target1
GNC2U-Haul3
H&R Block3UPS12
Jones New York1Walgreens2
KFC1Wendy's3
Kincaid1YMCA1
Browse common businesses in Lowell, MA


Lowell on our top lists:

  • #35 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 100 high-educated but low-earning cities (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 100 cities with highest percentage of renters (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #25 (01850) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Zimbabwean first ancestries"
  • #34 (01852) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Brazilian first ancestries"
  • #51 (01854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #54 (01850) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Sierra Leonean first ancestries"
  • #59 (01850) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Soviet Union first ancestries"
  • #78 (01852) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #78 (01854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #92 (01851) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking Asian or Pacific Island language at home (pop 5,000+)"
  • #95 (01850) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Kenyan first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006 (pop. 50,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
  • Martin Hosek (41)
  • Nareak Douk (16)
  • Apurva N. Mody (12)
  • Michael Colena (11)
  • Timothy Kotyla (10)
  • Richard J. Casler, Jr. (10)
  • Mark A. Saab (9)
  • Ashish Dhawan (9)
  • Aaron M. Call (6)
  • Pin Go (6)

Total of 514 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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