Petersham, Massachusetts

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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 2017: $70,342 (it was $47,833 in 2000)
Petersham:

$70,342
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $38,129 (it was $24,222 in 2000)

Petersham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $299,630 (it was $152,000 in 2000)
Petersham:

$299,630
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Petersham: 138.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Petersham, MA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Petersham, Massachusetts as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Petersham is 1,234 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.



Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.60
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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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, Massachusetts map

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

This town:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Petersham town:

1.1% ($1,681)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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 )

Latitude: 42.47 N, Longitude: 72.21 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Petersham, MA in 2017
Petersham satellite photo by USGS

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 Petersham, MA residents
Average permit cost in Petersham, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Most common industries in Petersham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (28.3%)
  • Health care (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (30.7%)
  • Construction (8.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.7%)
  • Public administration (6.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.8%)
  • Health care (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Health care (18.0%)
  • Public administration (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Petersham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Life and physical scientists (14.6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.7%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Life and physical scientists (21.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (2.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.5%)
  • Life and physical scientists (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (6.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3.9%)

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
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.353. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.353
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.92. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.92
U.S.:

8.46

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 Petersham 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 the city 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 Petersham 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 Petersham 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 (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Petersham topographic map

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)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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

For population 15 years and over in Petersham:

Marital status in Petersham, MA
  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 63.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 9.6%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Petersham, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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.
Massachusetts:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Worcester 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%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)

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 drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities15
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents30
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count4443
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents6096
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons1327
  • Fatalities4828
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents10683
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents428
See more detailed statistics of Petersham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 20ft / 6.1mTotal length
  • $1,707,000Total costs
  • 4,359Total average daily traffic
  • 303Total average daily truck traffic
  • 6,884Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • Stephanie Betts, 0.17nm East Of The Intersection Of Quaker Dr And Hall (Lat: 42.478639 Lon: -72.149472), Type: 48.8, Structure height: 25027 m, Overall height: 48.8 m, Registrant: Towernorth Development, LLC, Bstern@clinellc.Com, Suite 1, Raynh-am, Phone: (215) 803-4858

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Town Hall Main St (Lat: 42.488139 Lon: -72.186194), Call Sign: KNED288,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.040 MHz, Grant Date: 10/10/2012, Expiration Date: 10/28/2022, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2015, Expiration Date: 10/05/2025, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/22/2015, Expiration Date: 12/08/2025, Certifier: Lt Thomas Walsh, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/08/2013, Expiration Date: 01/24/2023, Certifier: Rebecca Phillips, Registrant: 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 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/12/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Noel F Fisher, 42 New Athol Rd, Petersham, MA 01366
  • Aircraft: ENNIS JOHN S CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 607E , Serial Number: CH2-0607-W-2803, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 04/16/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, 3 Old Hardwick Rd, Petersham, MA 01366

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Petersham, MA
  • 77.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Electricity
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Petersham, MA
  • 78.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Wood
  • 7.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Electricity


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)"
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