Merrimac, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 6,338. Population change since 2000: +3.3%
 
Males: 3,057  (48.2%)
Females: 3,281  (51.8%)
Median resident age:  43.7 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01860.

Estimated median household income in 2015: $77,900 (it was $58,692 in 2000)
Merrimac:

$77,900
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $35,081 (it was $24,869 in 2000)

Merrimac town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $363,899 (it was $201,000 in 2000)
Merrimac:

$363,899
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $440,532; Detached houses: $481,878; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,066; In 2-unit structures: $309,383; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $342,200; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $236,838; Mobile homes: $129,865
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  • Races in Merrimac, MA (2010)

    Merrimac races chart
    • 6,06795.7%White alone
    • 1151.8%Hispanic
    • 681.1%Two or more races
    • 360.6%Black alone
    • 410.6%Asian alone
    • 80.1%American Indian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Merrimac: 145.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (26.5%), English (20.5%), French (17.0%), Italian (12.5%), French Canadian (6.8%), Polish (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1876

Elevation: 107 feet

Land area: 8.53 square miles.

Population density: 743 people per square mile   (low).

Merrimac,MA real estate house value index trend

Merrimac, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Merrimac:

  • High school or higher: 90.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Merrimac town:

  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 8.4%

110 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Merrimac, Massachusetts as of November 19, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Merrimac to the number of sex offenders is 2,203 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


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

Merrimac town:  1.2% ($2,464)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Merrimac satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (5.7 miles , pop. 58,969).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (35.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (201.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Amesbury Town, MA (1.6 miles ), West Newbury, MA (1.8 miles ), Newton, NH (1.9 miles ), South Hampton, NH (1.9 miles ), Amesbury, MA (2.0 miles ), Plaistow, NH (2.2 miles ), Haverhill, MA (2.4 miles ), Groveland, MA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 53 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 1998: 58 buildings, average cost: $114,900
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $126,800
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $401,500
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $223,500
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $315,400
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $425,000
  • 2006: 10 buildings, average cost: $398,100
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $406,200
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $403,500
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $402,100
  • 2014: 27 buildings, average cost: $250,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.83 N, Longitude: 71.00 W

Area code: 978


Crime rates in Merrimac by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2012 2013 2015
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 130101212101
per 100,000 16.248.30.015.90.015.631.215.530.615.50.014.7
Robberies 000100001010
per 100,000 0.00.00.015.90.00.00.00.015.30.015.20.0
Assaults 1215210342186102
per 100,000 194.6241.431.8158.747.662.531.215.5122.493.1151.729.3
Burglaries 910913122112173192412
per 100,000 145.9160.9143.0206.3190.4328.2186.9263.245.9294.8364.2176.0
Theft 223828341735201223372935
per 100,000 356.7611.5444.9539.4269.7547.0311.5185.8351.8574.0440.1513.3
Auto thefts 541445034233
per 100,000 81.164.415.963.563.578.10.046.461.231.045.544.0
Arson 100211321000
per 100,000 16.20.00.031.715.915.646.731.015.30.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 295.0) 86.2133.036.990.338.776.156.745.175.777.181.654.0

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

Crime rate in Merrimac detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 10 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.03
Massachusetts average:

2.54
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.6%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (13%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Computer and electronic products (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (3%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (3%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (3%)

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

Average climate in Merrimac, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Merrimac-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 46% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Merrimac town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 17.9 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Merrimac-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 55.0 miles away from the city center
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 184.8 miles away from Merrimac 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 177.6 miles away from the city center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 260.3 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 177.2 miles away from Merrimac center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Essex County (33) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 20
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 11, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Blizzards: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Merrimac topographic map

Birthplace of: William Wheelwright - Americna businessman, Dennis Berran - Major League Baseball outfielder, George W. Weymouth - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Merrimac:

  • EXCELLA HOMECARE INC (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY VILLAGE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • MERRIMACK VALLEY NSG AND REH CTR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • LAKEVIEW HOUSE NH (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • LAKEVIEW HOUSE SKLD NRSG AND RESIDENTIAL CARE FAC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HAVERHILL, MA)
  • DSI AMESBURY RENAL CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)
  • AMESBURY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; AMESBURY, MA)

Amtrak stations near Merrimac:

  • 7 miles: HAVERHILL (WASHINGTON ST. @ RAILROAD SQUARE) . Services: ticket office.
  • 11 miles: EXETER (60 LINCOLN ST.) . Services: ticket office.

Operable nuclear power plant near Merrimac:

  • 9 miles: Seabrook in Seabrook, NH.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Merrimac:

  • Northern Essex Community College (about 4 miles; Haverhill, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,737)
  • Merrimack College (about 14 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • North Shore Community College (about 17 miles; Danvers, MA; FT enrollment: 5,195)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 21 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • University of New Hampshire-Main Campus (about 22 miles; Durham, NH; FT enrollment: 15,243)
  • Endicott College (about 22 miles; Beverly, MA; FT enrollment: 4,064)
  • Salem State University (about 24 miles; Salem, MA; FT enrollment: 8,027)

Public elementary/middle schools in Merrimac:

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Library in Merrimac:

  • MERRIMAC PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $251,660; Location: 86 WEST MAIN ST.; 37,776 books; 1 e-books; 2,782 audio materials; 2,457 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 137 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Merrimac: Merrimac Fire Department (A), Thomas Hoyt Memorial Library (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Locust Grove Cemetery (1), Church Street Cemetery (2), Lower Corner Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Sargent Millpond (A), Neal Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Cobbler Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 95.1. This is worse than average.

City:

95.1
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.193. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.193
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 7.23. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.23
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.935
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.64. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.64
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.0%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

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

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Merrimac in 2010:

  • 12 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 5 people in residential schools for people with disabilities

People in group quarters in Merrimac in 2000:

  • 14 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Merrimac (2011 data):

  • Haverhill Bank: West Main Street Branch at 6 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $260.7 mil, Deposits: $219.7 mil, headquarters in Haverhill, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 7 total offices
  • Merrimac Savings Bank: at 1 West Main Street, branch established on 1871/04/19. Info updated 2006/10/23: Bank assets: $63.4 mil, Deposits: $56.2 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Merrimac travel time to work - commute Merrimac mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Merrimac (Merrimac, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Merrimac town (based on Essex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic341,97055
Mainline Protestant33,710140
Evangelical Protestant20,925160
Other15,88263
Orthodox11,59013
Black Protestant3763
None318,706-
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: 145
Essex County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Essex County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Essex County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
Here:

7.60 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.4%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Essex County:

23.7%
Massachusetts:

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

20.7%
State:

16.5%

4.48% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($53,907 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.48%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($954 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.12%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.31% ($62,521 average AGI)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.63% ($57,017)
from Rockingham County, NH  0.32% ($44,575)


4.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,422 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.62%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($558 average AGI)
Essex County:

0.10%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  1.15% ($52,127 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.56% ($50,288)
to Rockingham County, NH  0.40% ($53,749)

Strongest AM radio stations in Merrimac:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDER (1320 AM; 10 kW; DERRY, NH; Owner: BLOUNT COMMUNICATIONS, INC. OF NH)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WGIP (1540 AM; 5 kW; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCEC (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALEM, NH; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCCM (1490 AM; 1 kW; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: COSTA-EAGLE RADIO VENTURES LTD P/SHI)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WNBP (1450 AM; 1 kW; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: RADIO NEWBURYPORT, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Merrimac:

  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WNEF (91.7 FM; NEWBURYPORT, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WSAK (102.1 FM; HAMPTON, NH; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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)
  • WERZ (107.1 FM; EXETER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WHEB (100.3 FM; PORTSMOUTH, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)

TV broadcast stations around Merrimac:

  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMEA-TV (Channel 26; BIDDEFORD, ME; Owner: MAINE PUBLIC BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WENH-TV (Channel 11; DURHAM, NH; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
Merrimac fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Merrimac fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 9Number of bridges
  • 96m315ftTotal length
  • $13,344,000Total costs
  • 130,250Total average daily traffic
  • 624Total average daily truck traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

6
  • Lottie L Thompson, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 6175857614, Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • Tim McDougall, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 6175857614, Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • TERRY L ARMANT, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 6175857614, Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • Tim McDougall, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 6175857600, Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, 116 HUNTINGTON AVE, Phone: (Dep) art-ment
  • CARISSA L BICK, W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 6175857614, Atcfaa-Fccnortheast@americantower.Com, 10 PRESIDENTIAL WAY
  • W Main St (Lat: 42.825833 Lon: -71.013611), Type: 45.1, Overall height: 45.1 m, Registrant: 7033943526, Shari.Pogach@nextel.Com, 1505 FARM CREDIT DR SECOND FLR

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 84 Main St. (Lat: 42.825083 Lon: -71.011722), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPLA750
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz... (+148 more)Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20191, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 16 E Main St (Lat: 42.834528 Lon: -71.000611), Call Sign: KBX936
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.010 MHz, 154.070 MHz, 154.145 MHz, 154.190 MHzGrant Date: 05/14/2002, Expiration Date: 07/09/2012, Cancellation Date: 09/08/2012Registrant: Tcs Communications Corp, 85 Lafayette Road, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:
  • 2 School St (Lat: 42.832583 Lon: -71.001722), Call Sign: KNES952, Licensee ID: L00044648
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.362 MHzGrant Date: 06/25/2013, Expiration Date: 01/13/2023Registrant: Merrimac Municipal Light Co, 10 W Main St, Merrimac, MA 01860, Phone: (978) 346-8311
  • 2 School St (Lat: 42.832583 Lon: -71.001722), Call Sign: KXM568, Licensee ID: L00044648
    Assigned Frequencies: 47.7200 MHzGrant Date: 07/17/2014, Expiration Date: 08/21/2024Registrant: Merrimac, Town Of, 10 W Main St, Merrimac, MA 01860, Phone: (978) 346-8311
  • SARGENT PIT PS, Sargent Pit Pumping Station (Lat: 42.862222 Lon: -71.011667), Type: Mast, Structure height: 7 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQPC684
    Assigned Frequencies: 217.750 MHzGrant Date: 04/06/2012, Expiration Date: 04/06/2022, Certifier: Carol TraynorRegistrant: Tcs Communications Corp, Salisbury, MA 01952, Phone: (978) 465-7932, Fax: (978) 462-8980, Email:
  • 16 East Main Street (Lat: 42.834528 Lon: -71.000611), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 37 m, Call Sign: WQSB556
    Assigned Frequencies: 460.187 MHzGrant Date: 08/27/2013, Expiration Date: 08/27/2023, Certifier: Mike LemieuxRegistrant: Cyber Communications, Inc, 250 Cape Highway, Route 44, East Taunton, MA 02718, Phone: (508) 880-3294, Fax: (508) 880-6745, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • MERRIMAC, Tucker Hill (Lat: 42.825917 Lon: -71.013667), Overall height: 40.2 m, Call Sign: WMW967
    Assigned Frequencies: 10618.7 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2010, Expiration Date: 04/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 12/23/2015, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Merrimac)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BL-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-145B SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 20450 , Serial Number: 1137, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 11/12/1958
    Registrant (Individual): F Wesley Bishop, 52 Church St, Merrimac, MA 01860
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-32R-301 (Category: Land, Seats: 7, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4360C , Serial Number: 32R-8413016, Year manufactured: 1984, Airworthiness Date: 05/22/1984
    Registrant (Individual): John M Trustee Cryan, 102 River Rd, Merrimac, MA 01860
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-22-160 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 94 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9582D , Serial Number: 22-6489, Year manufactured: 1958, Airworthiness Date: 11/24/1958
    Registrant (Individual): John J Dempski, 2 Skunk Rd, Merrimac, MA 01860

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

MERRIMAC WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,338, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-30-2006), St Compliance achieved (JUL-12-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 125 regular monitoring violations

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

  • BRYANT BROOK (Serves NH, Population served: 55, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 42
  • Hazardous Condition: 39
  • Service Call: 1

Incident types - Merrimac

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (54%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (33%)
  • Electricity (6%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
Businesses in Merrimac, MA
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Decora Cabinetry2FedEx1
Dunkin Donuts1MasterBrand Cabinets2

Merrimac compared to Massachusetts state average:

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

Merrimac on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Entertainers and performers, sports, and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architects, surveyors, and cartographers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Miscellaneous nondurable goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
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