Millers Falls, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,139. Population change since 2000: +6.3%
Males: 491  (43.2%)
Females: 648  (56.8%)
Median resident age:  40.6 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01344, 01349.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $47,464 (it was $37,337 in 2000)
Millers Falls:

$47,464
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $22,205 (it was $17,768 in 2000)

Millers Falls CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $168,416 (it was $92,400 in 2000)
Millers Falls:

$168,416
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $179,574; Detached houses: $172,309; Townhouses or other attached units: $159,712; In 2-unit structures: $187,897; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $225,476; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $352,306

Median gross rent in 2012: $988.

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Millers Falls races chart
  • White alone - 1,083 (95.1%)
  • Hispanic - 23 (2.0%)
  • Two or more races - 14 (1.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • Other race alone - 4 (0.4%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Millers Falls: 110.0 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: French (13.6%), English (13.3%), Irish (12.5%), German (12.3%), Polish (10.1%), French Canadian (7.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 300 feet

Land area: 0.89 square miles.

Population density: 1,273 people per square mile   (low).

Millers Falls,MA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Millers Falls:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Millers Falls CDP:

  • Never married: 33.4%
  • Now married: 43.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

14 residents are foreign born

This place:  1.5%
Massachusetts:  15.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $2,056 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,215 (0.7%)

Millers Falls satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (28.7 miles , pop. 54,653).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (73.8 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (139.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Montague, MA (1.5 miles ), Erving, MA (1.6 miles ), Turners Falls, MA (1.9 miles ), Gill, MA (2.1 miles ), Wendell, MA (2.3 miles ), Greenfield, MA (2.3 miles ), Greenfield Town, MA (2.4 miles ), Leverett, MA (2.6 miles ).

Latitude: 42.58 N, Longitude: 72.49 W

Area code: 413

Millers Falls household income distribution Millers Falls home values distribution

Property values in Millers Falls, MA

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (44%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Other services, except public administration (11%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Business operations specialists (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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

Average climate in Millers Falls, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Millers Falls-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.1 miles away from the Millers Falls place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 38.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Millers Falls-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 133.0 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 145.5 miles away from Millers Falls 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 78.1 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 19.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.3 miles away from Millers Falls 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 265.8 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 Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Millers Falls topographic map

Birthplace of: Doug Smith (baseball) - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Millers Falls:

  • NURSE'S HOUSE CALL - GREENFIELD (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • YANKEE FAMILY DIALYSIS CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • POET'S SEAT HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • BAYSTATE FRANKLIN MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • HOSPICE OF FRANKLIN COUNTY (Hospital, about 6 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • HOME CARE PRN INC (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; GREENFIELD, MA)

Amtrak stations near Millers Falls:

  • 15 miles: AMHERST (RAILROAD ST.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public payphones, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: BRATTLEBORO (VERNON RD.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Operable nuclear power plant near Millers Falls:

  • 14 miles: Vermont Yankee in Vernon, VT.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Millers Falls:

  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 14 miles; Amherst, MA; Full-time enrollment: 26,583)
  • Smith College (about 20 miles; Northampton, MA; FT enrollment: 3,549)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 23 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 26 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 27 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Keene State College (about 27 miles; Keene, NH; FT enrollment: 5,098)
  • Holyoke Community College (about 28 miles; Holyoke, MA; FT enrollment: 4,911)

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Notable location: Erving Fire Department Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 56.9. This is better than average.

City:

56.9
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 2.06. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.06
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.905. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.905
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.18
U.S.:

20.22

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.34. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.34
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 21.9%
(20.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 80.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 90.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  63.1%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  10.2%
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

Millers Falls, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Millers Falls compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Millers Falls travel time to work - commute Millers Falls mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Millers Falls CDP (based on Franklin County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.03%
Here: 72.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Church of ChristJewishAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnited Methodist Church
Adherents81.2%6.5%2.1%2.0%1.5%
Congregations19.1%29.2%1.1%6.7%5.6%
NameEpiscopal ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaAssemblies of GodOther
Adherents1.3%1.1%0.9%0.5%2.8%
Congregations4.5%1.1%2.2%3.4%27.0%
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: 26
Franklin County:

3.63 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Franklin County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Franklin County:

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Here:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

22.2%
Massachusetts:

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

15.1%
State:

16.5%

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($130 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hampshire County, MA  1.74% ($33,774 average AGI)
from Worcester County, MA  0.81% ($33,513)
from Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($30,770)


5.95% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,267 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($160 average AGI)
Franklin County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hampshire County, MA  1.52% ($37,079 average AGI)
to Worcester County, MA  0.80% ($33,573)
to Hampden County, MA  0.42% ($35,024)

Strongest AM radio stations in Millers Falls:

  • WIZZ (1520 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: P. & M. RADIO, LLC)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHMQ (1240 AM; 1 kW; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5 kW; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Millers Falls:

  • WHAI (98.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; DEERFIELD, MA; Owner: TRUATEES OF DEERFIELD ACADEMY)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; TURNERS FALLS, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WRSY (101.5 FM; MARLBORO, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Millers Falls:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • COUNTRY HILL, Near Intersection Of Wendle And Leverett Road (Lat: 42.561028 Lon: -72.476333), Type: Tower, Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQDS844
    Assigned Frequencies: 942.975 MHz, 959.150 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/2005, Expiration Date: 10/24/2015, Certifier: Russell Sienkiewcz
    Registrant: New England Communications Systems, Inc., 15 Industrial Park Place, Middletown, CT 06457, Phone: (860) 632-2678, Fax: (860) 613-0559, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1ZEH
    Grant Date: 07/23/1991, Expiration Date: 07/23/2001, Cancellation Date: 07/24/2003
    Registrant: Charles A Waseleski, 47 Poplar Mtn Rd Box 14, Millers Falls, MA 01349
  • Call Sign: KB1BYY
    Grant Date: 03/27/1997, Expiration Date: 08/02/2006, Cancellation Date: 08/05/2008
    Registrant: Gerald A Bergeron, 6 Gunn St, Millers Falls, MA 01349
  • Call Sign: N1LXR
    Grant Date: 04/07/1992, Expiration Date: 04/07/2002, Cancellation Date: 04/08/2004
    Registrant: Frederick J Erickson Sr, 13 Pleasant St, Millers Falls, MA 01349

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-25 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6063Z , Serial Number: 25-72, Year manufactured: 1959
    Registrant (Individual): Raymond J Dion, 86 South Prescott Street, Millers Falls, MA 01349

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Millers Falls on our top lists:

  • #73 on the list of "Top 100 cities with oldest houses"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 100 cities with old houses but young residents"
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