For population 25 years and over in Phillipston:
For population 15 years and over in Phillipston town:
18 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (26.8 miles , pop. 172,648).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (56.2 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (148.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Templeton, MA (2.0 miles ), Baldwinville, MA (2.1 miles ), Athol, MA (2.2 miles ), Petersham, MA (2.7 miles ), Royalston, MA (2.8 miles ), Gardner, MA (2.8 miles ), Orange, MA (2.8 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.57 N, Longitude: 72.14 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 978
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Work and jobs in Phillipston: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Phillipston, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Phillipston-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 6.8 miles away from the Phillipston 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 7.2 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Phillipston-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 80% 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 70.1 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 16.7 miles away from Phillipston 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 14.8 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 59.6 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 47.4 miles away from Phillipston 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 61.9 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).
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Phillipston:
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Public elementary/middle school in Phillipston:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.85. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2005 was 6.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.0 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:
Phillipston 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 Phillipston (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:
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Phillipston, Massachusetts:See more detailed statistics of Phillipston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total costs: $550,000
Total average daily traffic: 50,990
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,956
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Phillipston)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Phillipston, MA
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2014.