For population 25 years and over in Monson:
For population 15 years and over in Monson town:
454 residents are foreign born (3.3% Europe, 1.8% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Springfield, MA (11.6 miles , pop. 152,082).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (65.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (117.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Monson Center, MA (0.8 miles ), Palmer, MA (2.1 miles ), Wales, MA (2.2 miles ), Hampden, MA (2.3 miles ), Palmer, MA (2.4 miles ), Wilbraham, MA (2.5 miles ), Three Rivers, MA (2.5 miles ), Brimfield, MA (2.6 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.09 N, Longitude: 72.32 W
Area code: 413
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Monson detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 15 (11 officers).
Work and jobs in Monson: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Monson, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Monson-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 10/3/1979, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 19.5 miles away from the Monson town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 tornado 27.4 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Monson-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 86% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 17.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 19.4 miles away from Monson center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 25.5 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 93.4 miles away from the city center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 62.2 miles away from Monson center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 86.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hampden County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 6
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Henry Martin Tupper - University president, Albert G. Riddle - Lawyer, Arthur D. Norcross - Politician.
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.350. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.4. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Monson and their reported violations in the past:MONSON WATER & SEWER DEPT (Population served: 3700, Groundwater):
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
228 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded in 2000
2 people in religious group quarters in 2000
Monson compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Monson (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
1996 2000 2008 2012
1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
2012 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Monson (based on Hampden County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.76%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 90
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 86
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 112
Number of full-service restaurants: 335
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.44% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,951 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($341 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.29% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($40,647 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($430 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Monson fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 23See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Monson, MA
Total length: 45 meters (148ft)
Total costs: $21,308,000
Total average daily traffic: 67,987
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,189
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 107,371
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:5
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:5
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers:6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:41 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Monson)
FAA Registered Aircraft:11 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Monson)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Monson, MA
Total of 45 patent applications in 2008-2013.