Petersham, Massachusetts

Submit your own pictures of this town and show them to the World

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2010: 1,234. Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 631  (51.1%)
Females: 603  (48.9%)
Median resident age:  48.0 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01366.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $62,429 (it was $47,833 in 2000)
Petersham:

$62,429
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $32,398 (it was $24,222 in 2000)

Petersham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $265,201 (it was $152,000 in 2000)
Petersham:

$265,201
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $274,525; Detached houses: $289,213; Townhouses or other attached units: $241,192; In 2-unit structures: $198,132; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,930; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $140,188; Mobile homes: $76,552
Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Petersham, MA (2010)

    Petersham races chart
    • 1,20497.6%White alone
    • 131.1%Hispanic
    • 90.7%Two or more races
    • 50.4%Asian alone
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 10.08%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Petersham: 139.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Petersham, MA forum
Recent posts about Petersham, Massachusetts on our local forum with over 1,900,000 registered users. Petersham is mentioned 61 times on our forum:
The answer to all MA questions, lol  (39 replies)
The Best Town Commons in Massachusetts  (71 replies)
Most conservative towns and areas of Massachusetts  (69 replies)
Directions from NYC to Fitchburg, MA?  (24 replies)
strange/creepy/abandonded/cool/nature LEGAL places to visit  (12 replies)
Cycling in Worcester County?  (20 replies)

Latest news from Petersham, MA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: English (26.2%), Irish (19.2%), German (11.8%), French (8.8%), Polish (6.7%), Swedish (5.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1754

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 54.2 square miles.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (very low).

Petersham,MA real estate house value index trend

Petersham, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Petersham:

  • High school or higher: 94.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 23.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Petersham town:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

62 residents are foreign born (2.5% North America, 2.2% Europe).

This town:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Petersham, Massachusetts as of June 26, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Petersham to the number of sex offenders is 1,327 to 1.


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

Petersham town:  1.1% ($1,681)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Petersham satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (25.3 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (58.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (141.6 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: New Salem, MA (2.4 miles ), Barre, MA (2.6 miles ), Phillipston, MA (2.7 miles ), Athol, MA (2.9 miles ), Hardwick, MA (3.0 miles ), Orange, MA (3.0 miles ), Templeton, MA (3.2 miles ), Wendell, MA (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 1998: 8 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 1999: 4 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2002: 17 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2004: 13 buildings, average cost: $148,800
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $231,900
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $318,300
  • 2007: 6 buildings, average cost: $208,100
  • 2008: 3 buildings, average cost: $220,200
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $180,000
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $237,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 72.21 W

Area code: 978

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Massachusetts average:

2.55
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (31%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Educational services (26%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Life and physical scientists (22%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (3%)
  • Computer specialists (3%)
  • Engineers (3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Life and physical scientists (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)

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

Average climate in Petersham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Tornado activity:

Petersham-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 11% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 2.2 miles away from the Petersham town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/22/1981, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Petersham-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 148.2 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 158.4 miles away from Petersham 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 77.4 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 9.4 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 253.2 miles away from Petersham 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 126.1 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 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: 7, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petersham topographic map

Birthplace of: Emmeline B. Wells - General President of the Relief Society, Austin Flint - Physician, Jonas H. Howe - Politician, Solomon Willard - Artist, Jonas Howe - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Petersham:

  • QUABBIN VALLEY HEALTHCARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Critical Access Hospitals (about 8 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • ATHOL MEMORIAL HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ATHOL, MA)
  • TEMPLETON DEVELOPMENTAL CENTER (Hospital, about 10 miles away; BALDWINVILLE, MA)
  • BALDWINVILLE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BALDWINVILLE, MA)
  • LEGEND REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GARDNER, MA)
  • WACHUSETT MANOR (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GARDNER, MA)

Amtrak station near Petersham:

  • 17 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petersham:

  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 15 miles; Gardner, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,143)
  • University of Massachusetts-Amherst (about 18 miles; Amherst, MA; FT enrollment: 26,583)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 23 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Fitchburg State University (about 23 miles; Fitchburg, MA; FT enrollment: 5,010)
  • Assumption College (about 24 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Worcester State University (about 24 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Mount Holyoke College (about 24 miles; South Hadley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,573)

Public elementary/middle school in Petersham:

See full list of schools located in Petersham

Library in Petersham:

  • PETERSHAM MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,568; Location: 23 COMMON ST.; 12,195 books; 930 e-books; 1,172 audio materials; 1,357 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 36 print serial subscriptions)

Click to draw/clear town borders

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

Churches in Petersham include: Sisters of the Assumption Church (A), Saint Peters Church (B), Petersham Congregational Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Worcester 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 69.6. This is about average.

City:

69.6
U.S.:

74.7

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 3.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.19
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.634. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.634
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 29.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 8.74. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.74
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  69.8%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.9%
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
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.4%
38 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Petersham in 2000:

  • 69 people in religious group quarters
  • 18 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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 Petersham town (based on Worcester County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
State:

16.5%

3.66% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($51,386 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.66%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($555 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Middlesex County, MA  0.97% ($60,516 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.24% ($51,162)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.16% ($52,384)


4.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,030 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.08%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($764 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.91% ($52,341 average AGI)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($46,486)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.22% ($53,668)

Strongest AM radio stations in Petersham:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCAT (700 AM; daytime; 3 kW; ORANGE-ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petersham:

  • WAHL (99.9 FM; ATHOL, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJDF (97.3 FM; ORANGE, MA; Owner: DEANE BROTHERS BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WAMC-FM (90.3 FM; ALBANY, NY; Owner: WAMC)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; GREENFIELD, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WYRY (104.9 FM; HINSDALE, NH; Owner: TRI-VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WVAY (100.7 FM; WILMINGTON, VT; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WOQL (98.7 FM; WINCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Petersham:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • Petersham, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count10
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:5
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents31
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents140
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons33
  • Fatalities107
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents13
See more detailed statistics of Petersham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 6m20ftTotal length
  • $2,594,000Total costs
  • 4,359Total average daily traffic
  • 303Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,884Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Hall Main St (Lat: 42.488139 Lon: -72.186194), Call Sign: KNED288
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.040 MHzGrant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/28/2022Registrant: Petersham Fire Dept, 16 East Street, Petersham, MA 01366, Phone: (978) 724-3371, Email:
  • Bombing Tower (Lat: 42.480639 Lon: -72.275917), Call Sign: KCB370, Licensee ID: L00003516
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.5800 MHzGrant Date: 07/10/2015, Expiration Date: 10/05/2025Registrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (617) 727-6371
  • Town Hall Main St (Lat: 42.493694 Lon: -72.185639), Type: Building, Structure height: 12 m, Overall height: 15 m, Call Sign: WPIZ327
    Assigned Frequencies: 39.7600 MHzGrant Date: 09/22/2015, Expiration Date: 12/08/2025, Certifier: Lt Thomas WalshRegistrant: Massachusetts, Commonwealth Of, 470 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA 01702, Phone: (508) 820-2264, Email:
  • Lat: 42.483750 Lon: -72.192444, Call Sign: WPWV560, Licensee ID: L00038283
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHzGrant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 01/24/2023, Certifier: Rebecca PhillipsRegistrant: Petersham Center School

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

3
  • Call Sign: KA1DWM, Licensee ID: L00676347, Grant Date: 07/13/2013, Expiration Date: 09/21/2023, Registrant: Robert F Laford, 276 West Rd, Petersham, MA 01366
  • Call Sign: KB1ESS, Licensee ID: L00186624, Grant Date: 09/23/2009, Expiration Date: 12/21/2019, Certifier: Mark H Hager, Registrant: Mark H Hager, Petersham, MA 01366
  • Call Sign: KC1ETL, Licensee ID: L01987678, Grant Date: 12/03/2015, Expiration Date: 12/03/2025, Certifier: Ellen H Anderson, Registrant: Ellen H Anderson, 20 Dana Road, Petersham, MA 01366

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182P (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 120 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 21462 , Serial Number: 18261646, Year manufactured: 1972, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/1973
    Registrant (Individual): Stephen H Loring, Po Box 12, Petersham, MA 01366
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172K (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 7160G , Serial Number: 17258860, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 11/19/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Noel F Fisher, 42 New Athol Rd, Petersham, MA 01366

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 16
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Petersham

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (78%)
  • Wood (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Electricity (1%)

Petersham compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Petersham on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters (population 1,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
There is 1 pilot and 2 other airmen in this city.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Donna K. Byron (35)
  • John Lawson (4)
  • Jonathan Scott Haynes (2)
  • Paul Varney (2)
  • Jonathan Haynes (1)
  • John Blum (1)
  • Donna Karen Byron (1)
  • Richard Nicoletti (1)

Total of 47 patent applications in 2008-2016.