For population 25 years and over in Otis:
For population 15 years and over in Otis town:
31 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (24.8 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Brookhaven, NY (93.1 miles , pop. 448,248).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (101.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Sandisfield, MA (2.3 miles ), Becket, MA (2.4 miles ), Blandford, MA (2.5 miles ), Tolland, MA (2.8 miles ), Tyringham, MA (2.9 miles ), Monterey, MA (2.9 miles ), Chester, MA (3.0 miles ), New Marlborough, MA (3.2 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.19 N, Longitude: 73.07 W
Area code: 413
Work and jobs in Otis: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Otis, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Otis-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 30% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.2 miles away from the Otis town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 tornado 16.8 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Otis-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 87.6 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 42.1 miles away from Otis center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 14.2 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 45.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 60.8 miles away from Otis center
On 10/28/1991 at 20:58:26, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.6 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 Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Otis:
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Public elementary/middle school in Otis:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2002 was 9.83. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.0 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:
4 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000
Otis compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Otis (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Otis (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Otis, Massachusetts:See more detailed statistics of Otis fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Otis, MA
Total length: 17 meters (56ft)
Total costs: $2,738,000
Total average daily traffic: 62,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 13,074
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 98,660
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Otis)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
FAA Registered Aircraft:1
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
Businesses in Otis, MA
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2014.