Lowell, Massachusetts

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Population in 2017: 111,346 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.9%
 
Males: 56,473  (50.7%)
Females: 54,873  (49.3%)
Median resident age:

35.8 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01850, 01851, 01852, 01854.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $50,391 (it was $39,192 in 2000)
Lowell:

$50,391
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,844 (it was $17,557 in 2000)

Lowell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $270,100 (it was $130,500 in 2000)
Lowell:

$270,100
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $276,232; detached houses: $296,364; townhouses or other attached units: $257,114; in 2-unit structures: $267,622; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $215,045; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $205,456

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,103.

March 2019 cost of living index in Lowell: 136.8 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.9%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 26.1% for Black residents, 39.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.8% for American Indian residents, 43.0% for other race residents, 28.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Lowell, MA (2017)
    • 52,33947.0%White alone
    • 28,20925.3%Asian alone
    • 22,14719.9%Hispanic
    • 6,8466.1%Black alone
    • 1,0040.9%Two or more races
    • 6580.6%American Indian alone
    • 730.07%Other race alone
    • 670.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 116 registered sex offenders living in Lowell, Massachusetts as of May 30, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Lowell is 953 to 1.


Crime rates in Lowell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(1.9)
13
(12.5)
3
(2.9)
6
(5.4)
1
(1.0)
3
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
4
(3.7)
6
(5.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(0.9)
4
(3.6)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
41
(39.7)
40
(38.6)
44
(42.8)
42
(38.1)
51
(49.5)
36
(33.6)
37
(34.1)
40
(36.5)
40
(36.5)
32
(28.9)
21
(18.9)
13
(11.7)
24
(21.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
213
(206.1)
213
(205.3)
241
(234.2)
225
(204.3)
190
(184.3)
168
(156.8)
174
(160.3)
192
(175.4)
181
(165.0)
141
(127.2)
127
(114.4)
144
(129.4)
105
(93.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
753
(728.5)
654
(630.5)
587
(570.4)
894
(811.7)
949
(920.8)
588
(548.7)
374
(344.6)
389
(355.4)
371
(338.1)
309
(278.8)
232
(209.0)
164
(147.4)
230
(205.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
664
(642.4)
753
(725.9)
953
(926.0)
1,073
(974.3)
893
(866.4)
914
(852.9)
849
(782.2)
759
(693.5)
638
(581.4)
489
(441.3)
407
(366.6)
474
(425.9)
354
(316.1)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
1,942
(1,879)
2,073
(1,998)
1,891
(1,837)
2,227
(2,022)
2,285
(2,217)
1,941
(1,811)
1,981
(1,825)
2,300
(2,101)
1,832
(1,670)
1,685
(1,520)
1,391
(1,253)
1,370
(1,231)
1,147
(1,024)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
689
(666.5)
526
(507.1)
482
(468.3)
450
(408.6)
406
(393.9)
246
(229.5)
295
(271.8)
320
(292.4)
322
(293.5)
200
(180.5)
401
(361.2)
354
(318.1)
217
(193.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/A33
(30.0)
27
(26.2)
33
(30.8)
27
(24.9)
18
(16.4)
17
(15.5)
12
(10.8)
13
(11.7)
10
(9.0)
15
(13.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)416.5414.9400.1446.8461.8339.8293.8316.2288.2223.2195.9183.9172.1

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City-data.com crime index in Lowell, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 316 (241 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.15
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Lowell, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Irish (10.0%), Portuguese (5.3%), French (3.8%), Brazilian (3.7%), French Canadian (3.1%), Italian (3.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 102 feet

Land area: 13.8 square miles.

Population density: 8,084 people per square mile   (high).

Lowell, Massachusetts map

31,386 residents are foreign born (11.1% Asia, 7.7% Latin America).

This city:

27.9%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,438 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,762 (1.3%)

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

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (181.1 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

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: -7,468 (-6.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 15,763 (29.4%)

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Lowell, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Lowell, MA in 2017
Lowell satellite photo by USGS

Detailed articles:

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
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $181,100
  • 2014: 65 buildings, average cost: $176,100
  • 2015: 32 buildings, average cost: $117,400
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $161,500
  • 2017: 27 buildings, average cost: $109,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Lowell, MA residents
Average permit cost in Lowell, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Lowell, MA
Historical housing units in Lowell, MA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,749 (+1.7%).
Most common industries in Lowell, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2017
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Educational services (8.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2017
  • Construction (9.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.1%)
  • Health care (6.4%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2017
  • Health care (20.4%)
  • Educational services (12.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.9%)
  • Social assistance (5.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Lowell, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (3.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.0%)
  • Computer specialists (2.8%)
  • Cashiers (2.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2017
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.4%)
  • Computer specialists (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2017
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)

Average climate in Lowell, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Lowell, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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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 72.2. This is about average.

City:

72.2
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.189. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.189
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.48. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.48
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.737. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.737
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.90. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.90
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Lowell-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 34% 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 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 177.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.2 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 175.6 miles away from Lowell 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 249.9 miles away from Lowell 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 the city center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 4.3 (3.8 MB, 3.8 MW, 4.3 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 198.0 miles away from Lowell 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Lowell topographic map

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

Hospitals in Lowell:

  • DR HARRY SOLOMON MHC (391 VARNUM AVE)
  • LOWELL GENERAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 295 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER INC (Voluntary non-profit - Church, 1 HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • ST JOSEPHS HOSPITAL (220 PAUTUCKET ST)

Nursing Homes in Lowell:

  • ARCADIA N H (841 MERRIMACK ST)
  • CHRISTIAN HILL CONV MOME (19 VARNUM ST)
  • D'YOUVILLE SENIOR CARE (981 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • FAIRHAVEN HEALTHCARE CENTER (476 VARNUM AVENUE)
  • FAIRHAVEN NURSING HOME (476 VARNUM AVE)
  • LOWELL HEALTH CARE CENTER (19 VARNUM STREET)
  • NORTHWOOD CONV HME (1010 VARNUM AVE)
  • ST JOHNS NH OF LOWELL (500 WENTWORTH AVE)
  • TOWN AND COUNTRY NURSING HOME (915 WESTFORD ST)
  • WILLOW MANOR (30 PRINCETON BOULEVARD)
  • WINGATE AT BELVIDERE REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING RES (500 WENTWORTH AVENUE)

Dialysis Facilities in Lowell:

  • SAINTS MEDICAL CENTER DIALYSIS (847 ROGERS STREET SUITE 101)

Home Health Centers in Lowell:

  • COMMONWEALTH NS AND HC, INC (175 CABOT ST, 5TH FLOOR)
  • VNA OF GREATER LOWELL INC (336 CENTRAL STREET PO 1965)

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.

Colleges/Universities in Lowell:

  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (Full-time enrollment: 12,341; Location: 1 University Ave; Public; Website: www.uml.edu; Offers Doctor's degree)
  • Lincoln Technical Institute-Lowell (Full-time enrollment: 306; Location: 211 Plain St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lincolntech.com)
  • Lowell Academy Hairstyling Institute (Full-time enrollment: 135; Location: 136 Central St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.lowellacademy.com)
  • Empire Beauty School-Lowell (Full-time enrollment: 114; Location: 231 Central St; Private, for-profit; Website: www.empire.edu)

Other colleges/universities with over 2000 students near Lowell:

  • Middlesex Community College (about 9 miles; Bedford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,040)
  • Merrimack College (about 10 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Northern Essex Community College (about 18 miles; Haverhill, MA; FT enrollment: 4,737)
  • North Shore Community College (about 18 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • Bentley University (about 18 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Tufts University (about 19 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Brandeis University (about 20 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)

Public high schools in Lowell:

  • LOWELL HIGH (Students: 3,732, Location: 50 FATHER MORRISSETTE BOULEVAR, Grades: 9-12)
  • LOWELL MIDDLESEX ACADEMY CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 113, Location: 67 MIDDLE STREET, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • LEBLANC THERAPEUTIC DAY SCHOOL (Location: 58 SYCAMORE STREET, Grades: 8-12)

Private high schools in Lowell:

  • LOWELL CATHOLIC (Students: 390, Location: 530 STEVENS ST, Grades: 9-12)
  • COMMUNITY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 171, Location: 105R PRINCETON BLVD, Grades: PK-12)
  • LOWELL TREATMENT CENTER (Students: 68, Location: 391 VARNUM AVE, Grades: 6-12)
  • RIVERSIDE SCHOOL (Students: 19, Location: 34 BERRY RD, Grades: 6-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

Private elementary/middle schools in Lowell:

  • ST MICHAEL SCHOOL (Students: 411, Location: 21 6TH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • STE JEANNE D'ARC ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 398, Location: 68 DRACUT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST LOUIS SCHOOL (Students: 313, Location: 77 BOISVERT ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 218 E MERRIMACK ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • FRANCO AMERICAN SCHOOL (Students: 228, Location: 357 PAWTUCKET ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST MARGARET ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 228, Location: 486 STEVENS ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • HELLENIC AMERICAN ACADEMY (Students: 153, Location: 41 BROADWAY ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST PATRICK SCHOOL & EDUCATION CENTER (Students: 151, Location: 311 ADAMS ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in 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

Points of interest:

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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

Main business address in Lowell include: DATAWATCH CORP (A), ENTERPRISE BANCORP INC /MA/ (B). 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

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.

Middlesex 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 Lowell and their reported violations in the past:

RIVER CROSSING CONDOMINIUM (Address: 1201 WESTFORD STREET , Population served: 150, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2007, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (JAN-14-2008)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 24 regular monitoring violations
BOUMIL GROVE CONDOS (Serves NH, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2011), St Public Notif received (AUG-12-2011), St Compliance achieved (FEB-24-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure To Address Deficiency - In APR-18-2013, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-29-2013), St Formal NOV issued (APR-29-2013), St Public Notif received (AUG-05-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-20-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - Between AUG-01-2011 and SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-20-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-20-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2011), St Public Notif received (NOV-04-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Lowell that have no violations reported:

  • LOWELL REGIONAL WATER UTILITY (Population served: 106,519, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Lowell:

Marital status in Lowell, MA
  • Never married: 44.1%
  • Now married: 37.0%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.7%
  • Divorced: 11.1%

For population 25 years and over in Lowell:

  • High school or higher: 79.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.9%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

17.2
Massachusetts average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Lowell:

(Lowell, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Lowell, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 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.
Massachusetts:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.3%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Lowell:

46.2%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.1
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

20.1%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Lowell:

12.6%
State:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.2%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
Lowell:

56.0%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Lowell:

80.0%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Lowell, MA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Elementary and Secondary - Instruction 1,608$9,740,364$72,689337$385,567
Elementary and Secondary - Other Total 361$1,550,954$51,555317$288,246
Police Protection - Officers 233$1,711,771$88,1600$0
Firefighters 203$1,266,970$74,8950$0
Police - Other 68$278,929$49,22328$20,761
Financial Administration 60$282,817$56,5635$14,707
Other Government Administration 55$115,252$25,1461$664
Sewerage 47$252,557$64,4832$3,282
Health 42$200,459$57,2744$3,782
Other and Unallocable 41$168,042$49,1832$6,705
Water Supply 33$147,312$53,5680$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 29$151,763$62,7981$2,090
Streets and Highways 28$139,801$59,9150$0
Local Libraries 17$67,624$47,73515$14,946
Judicial and Legal 14$81,933$70,2281$1,404
Parks and Recreation 14$65,397$56,05547$19,056
Welfare 11$38,219$41,6933$2,152
Solid Waste Management 10$29,007$34,8080$0
Fire - Other 5$23,520$56,4481$3,543
Totals for Government 2,879$16,312,691$67,993764$766,905

Lowell government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,340,000 ($21.02)
    Sewerage: $1,981,000 ($17.79)
    General - Other: $931,000 ($8.36)
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000 ($0.66)
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $214,049,000 ($1922.38)
    General - Other: $44,103,000 ($396.09)
    Police Protection: $25,190,000 ($226.23)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,988,000 ($152.57)
    Sewerage: $10,792,000 ($96.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,584,000 ($50.15)
    Regular Highways: $5,436,000 ($48.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $5,129,000 ($46.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,120,000 ($45.98)
    Water Utilities: $4,122,000 ($37.02)
    Parking Facilities: $2,383,000 ($21.40)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,292,000 ($20.58)
    General Public Buildings: $2,223,000 ($19.96)
    Health - Other: $2,206,000 ($19.81)
    Financial Administration: $1,937,000 ($17.40)
    Central Staff Services: $1,491,000 ($13.39)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,476,000 ($13.26)
    Libraries: $1,333,000 ($11.97)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $1,092,000 ($9.81)
    Public Welfare - Other: $854,000 ($7.67)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $319,000 ($2.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash and Deposits: $111,829,000 ($1004.34)
    Corporate Bonds: $72,443,000 ($650.61)
    Other Investments - Other: $40,884,000 ($367.18)
    Benefit Payments: $25,544,000 ($229.41)
    Withdrawals: $537,000 ($4.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,918,000 ($53.15)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $8,254,000 ($74.13)
    Other - Health - Other: $85,000 ($0.76)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Transit Utilities: $946,000 ($8.50)
    General - Other: $365,000 ($3.28)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $10,371,000 ($93.14)
    General - Other: $7,217,000 ($64.82)
    Sewerage: $2,672,000 ($24.00)
    Housing and Community Development: $1,009,000 ($9.06)
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $424,000 ($3.81)
    Police Protection: $328,000 ($2.95)
    Regular Highways: $307,000 ($2.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $273,000 ($2.45)
    Local Fire Protection: $152,000 ($1.37)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.01)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $156,794,000 ($1408.17)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $839,000 ($7.54)

Lowell government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $19,007,000 ($170.70)
    Parking Facilities: $7,184,000 ($64.52)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $4,299,000 ($38.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $3,101,000 ($27.85)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,766,000 ($24.84)
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,544,000 ($13.87)
    Other: $203,000 ($1.82)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $94,000 ($0.84)
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $78,000 ($0.70)
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $67,000 ($0.60)
  • Employee Retirement - Local Employee Contribution: $11,236,000 ($100.91)
    From Other Governments: $544,000 ($4.89)
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $-1,558,000 ($-13.99)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $6,666,000 ($59.87)
    Other: $5,068,000 ($45.52)
    Education: $3,222,000 ($28.94)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $2,716,000 ($24.39)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,258,000 ($11.30)
    Interest Earnings: $347,000 ($3.12)
    Donations From Private Sources: $173,000 ($1.55)
    Sale of Property: $118,000 ($1.06)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $11,459,000 ($102.91)
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $167,791,000 ($1506.93)
    General Local Government Support: $24,645,000 ($221.34)
    Water Utilities: $7,518,000 ($67.52)
    Other: $5,931,000 ($53.27)
    Highways: $2,086,000 ($18.73)
    Housing and Community Development: $922,000 ($8.28)
    Public Welfare: $698,000 ($6.27)
  • Tax - Property: $126,639,000 ($1137.35)
    Other License: $2,671,000 ($23.99)
    Other Selective Sales: $2,292,000 ($20.58)

Lowell government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $245,610,000 ($2205.83)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $223,455,000 ($2006.85)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $44,467,000 ($399.36)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $22,312,000 ($200.38)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $25,120,000 ($225.60)
    End of Fiscal Year: $5,295,000 ($47.55)

Lowell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $12,199,000 ($109.56)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $29,530,000 ($265.21)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $62,430,000 ($560.68)

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Lowell, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven3Kincaid1
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts2Marriott1
Ashley Furniture1Mazda1
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Ben & Jerry's1Nike2
Blockbuster2Outback1
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Outback Steakhouse1
Burger King2Penske1
CVS3Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Rite Aid3
Circle K1Starbucks1
DHL1Subway5
Domino's Pizza3T-Mobile2
Dunkin Donuts14Taco Bell1
Fashion Bug1Target1
FedEx11U-Haul3
Ford1UPS12
GNC2Walgreens2
H&R Block3Wendy's3
Jones New York1YMCA1
KFC1

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)

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Lowell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 78Number of bridges
  • 1,040ft / 317mTotal length
  • $208,819,000Total costs
  • 1,863,503Total average daily traffic
  • 140,249Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Lowell, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 12Before 1900
  • 51910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 101950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 41980-1989
  • 51990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 112010-2018
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: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Lowell, MA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 44 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 48 (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: 171 (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: 8 (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 in Lowell, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Lowell, MA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 347. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 570 took place in 2016, and the least - 0 in 2008. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Lowell, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (63.3%), and Outside Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Lowell, MA
    • 3,73863.3%Structure Fires
    • 1,55626.4%Outside Fires
    • 5088.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1001.7%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Lowell, MA
  • 76.4%Utility gas
  • 14.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.6%Electricity
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Lowell, MA
  • 67.1%Utility gas
  • 24.7%Electricity
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy
  • 0.1%Wood


Lowell compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • 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 below state average.

Lowell on our top lists:

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  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest percentage of workers working at home, population 50,000+"
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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: office and administrative support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of unmarried partner households (population 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: food preparation and serving related occupations (population 50,000+)"
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  • #55 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the lowest number of murders per 100,000 residents (population 50,000+)"
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  • #61 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses (pop. 50,000+)"
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  • #57 (01854) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Greek first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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