For population 25 years and over in Oakham:
For population 15 years and over in Oakham town:
47 residents are foreign born (1.6% Europe, 0.7% North America, 0.4% Latin America).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (13.5 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (48.9 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (140.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.35 N, Longitude: 72.04 W
Area code: 508
Crime rates in Oakham (2006):
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2010, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Crime rates in Oakham (2007):
Work and jobs in Oakham: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Oakham, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Oakham-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 29% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Oakham town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.6 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Oakham-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 81% 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 82.7 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 11.9 miles away from Oakham 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 8.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 43.3 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 71.4 miles away from Oakham 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 61.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (20) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 9
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Floods: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Fire: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Amtrak station near Oakham:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Oakham:
See full list of schools located in Oakham
Public elementary/middle school in Oakham:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.07. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.81. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.533. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
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:
Oakham compared to Massachusetts state average:
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
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Oakham (based on Worcester County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 57.43%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 135
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($50,737 average adjusted gross income)
0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($421 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($51,085 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($610 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Oakham:
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TV broadcast stations around Oakham:
Oakham, Massachusetts:See more detailed statistics of Oakham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $296,000
Total average daily traffic: 6,500
Total average daily truck traffic: 289
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 10,265
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Oakham)
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Oakham, MA
Total of 6 patent applications in 2008-2013.