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Norfolk County

Population in July 2009: 8,289. Population change since 2000: +7.9%
 

Males: 4,094  (49.4%)
Females: 4,195  (50.6%)

Median resident age:  40.4 years
Massachusetts median age:  36.5 years

Zip code: 02762

Estimated median household income in 2011: $73,786 (it was $57,155 in 2000)
Plainville:

$73,786
Massachusetts:

$62,859
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $33,220

Plainville town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $296,812 (it was $173,600 in 2000)
Plainville:

$296,812
Massachusetts:

$326,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $350,884; Detached houses: $356,182; Townhouses or other attached units: $267,339; In 2-unit structures: $336,358; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $401,503; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $265,514; Mobile homes: $368,021
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Plainville races chart
  • White alone - 7,380 (96.1%)
  • Asian alone - 125 (1.6%)
  • Hispanic - 73 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 53 (0.7%)
  • Two or more races - 46 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.08%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Plainville: 271.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (31.1%), English (20.8%), Italian (15.2%), German (10.6%), French (7.7%), French Canadian (7.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1905

Land area: 11.1 square miles.

Population density: 749 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Plainville:

  • High school or higher: 87.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Plainville town:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 10.2%

362 residents are foreign born (1.4% Europe, 1.2% North America, 1.0% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This town:  4.7%
Massachusetts:  14.3%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Plainville, Massachusetts as of April 22, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Plainville to the number of sex offenders is 4,145 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Plainville town:  1.4% ($2,469)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Plainville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Pawtucket, RI (9.8 miles , pop. 72,958).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (24.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (154.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: North Attleborough Center, MA (1.6 miles ), North Attleborough, MA (1.6 miles ), Wrentham, MA (1.9 miles ), Foxborough, MA (2.3 miles ), Mansfield, MA (2.3 miles ), Foxborough, MA (2.3 miles ), Mansfield Center, MA (2.3 miles ), Attleboro, MA (2.4 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 1998: 45 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 1999: 56 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2001: 49 buildings, average cost: $119,800
  • 2002: 44 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $220,400
  • 2004: 38 buildings, average cost: $213,300
  • 2005: 57 buildings, average cost: $179,300
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $227,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $232,300
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $260,000
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $195,200
  • 2010: 24 buildings, average cost: $226,400
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $223,400
  • 2012: 22 buildings, average cost: $224,100

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 42.01 N, Longitude: 71.32 W

Plainville household income distribution Plainville home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Plainville by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000001000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.70.00.00.0
Rapes 112021301112
per 100,000 13.012.925.20.025.312.436.80.011.712.112.023.8
Robberies 040235111213
per 100,000 0.051.40.025.138.062.012.311.911.724.212.035.7
Assaults 6366928889693
per 100,000 77.738.675.775.4113.9347.098.095.4105.672.5108.335.7
Burglaries 91818283046552421342826
per 100,000 116.6231.4227.2351.9379.6570.0673.9286.1246.4411.1336.8309.7
Thefts 4428266569106106877168137125
per 100,000 569.9360.0328.2816.9873.01313.51298.71037.2833.1822.11647.81488.8
Auto thefts 63106611473354
per 100,000 77.738.6126.275.475.9136.349.083.535.236.360.147.6
Arson 001020220100
per 100,000 0.00.012.60.025.30.024.523.80.012.10.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 65.769.977.589.5126.9209.5162.194.6115.499.9134.5126.9

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Crime rate in Plainville detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 20 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.79
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.5%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Computer and electronic products (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (21%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Computer specialists (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)

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Average climate in Plainville, Massachusetts

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Tornado activity:

Plainville-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.3 miles away from the Plainville town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.9 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Plainville-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 54.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from Plainville 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 51.8 miles away from the city 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 22.7 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 91.7 miles away from Plainville center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 77.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Norfolk County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Plainville topographic map

Birthplace of: Lofa Tatupu - 2005 NFL player (Seattle Seahawks, born: Nov 15, 1982).

Political contributions by individuals in Plainville, MA

Amtrak stations near Plainville:

  • 14 miles: PROVIDENCE (100 GASPEE ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, snack bar, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Local government website: www.naisp.net/users/plainvil

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Plainville:

  • Stonehill College (about 12 miles; Easton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,420)
  • Bryant University (about 13 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,313)
  • Providence College (about 13 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,002)
  • Rhode Island College (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 6,111)
  • Brown University (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,169)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,360)
  • Johnson & Wales University (about 15 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 9,672)

Public elementary/middle schools in Plainville:

Private elementary/middle schools in Plainville:

  • DISCOVERY DAYCARE CENTER (Students: 30; Location: 25MESSENGER; Grades: PK - KG)
  • HILL CREST ACADEMY (Students: 13; Location: 94 SCHOOL ST; Grades: UG - UG)
See full list of schools located in Plainville, School District: PLAINVILLE

Library in Plainville:

  • PLAINVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $223,266; Location: 198 SOUTH ST.; 35,843 books; 523 e-books; 3,576 audio materials; 3,650 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 58 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Plainville: Burnt Swamp Corner (A), Plainville Fire Department (B), Beatrice H Wood Library Media Center (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Plainville include: Saint Marthas Church (A), Bliss Union Chapel (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Plainville Cemetery (1), Shepardville Cemetery (2), South Burial Ground Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cargill Pond (A), Fuller Pond (B), Plainville Pond (C), Turnpike Lake (D), Wetherells Pond (E), Rabbit Hill Pond (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hawthorne Brook (A), Old Mill Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: A Neartown Motel (21 Washington Street).

 
Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 28.3. This is about average.
City:

28.3
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.00. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.00
U.S.:

2.43
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.4
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.26. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

8.26
U.S.:

9.59
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.243. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.243
U.S.:

0.334
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

18.5
U.S.:

22.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Plainville and their reported violations in the past:

PLAINVILLE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 7200, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2000 and JUN-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-25-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUN-27-2001)
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.8%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.2%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.0%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

1.6%
Whole state:

4.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Plainville, MA

18 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
12 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Plainville in 2000:

  • 21 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 21 people in religious group quarters
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Plainville compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below 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 below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Plainville (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Plainville Branch at 62 Messenger Street, branch established on 1979/05/07. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • Mansfield Co-operative Bank: Plainville Branch at 3 Taunton Street, branch established on 2005/08/22. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $358.2 mil, Deposits: $303.5 mil, headquarters in Mansfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Foxboro Federal Savings: South Street Branch at 129 South Street, branch established on 1996/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $140.5 mil, Deposits: $118.4 mil, headquarters in Foxboro, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Plainville Stop & Shop Branch at 109 Taunton Street, branch established on 2006/06/14. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (66%)
  • Electricity (17%)
  • Utility gas (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Plainville (based on Norfolk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 74.48%
Here74.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of America
Adherents78.6%7.9%3.1%2.6%1.0%
Congregations20.0%13.0%11.4%9.8%1.0%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAUnitarian Universalist AssociationOther
Adherents1.0%0.8%0.6%0.5%3.8%
Congregations4.4%0.6%4.4%5.4%29.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 108
Norfolk County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
Norfolk County:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
Norfolk County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Here:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
Massachusetts:

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

12.9%
State:

16.5%

8.02% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($59,555 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.02%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.24% of residents moved from foreign countries ($570 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.24%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.20% ($55,985 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.24% ($77,454)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.94% ($54,265)


8.41% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($67,487 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.41%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.12% of residents moved to foreign countries ($863 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.12%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($65,283 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.32% ($73,785)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.14% ($60,184)

Strongest AM radio stations in Plainville:

  • WARL (1320 AM; 5 kW; ATTLEBORO, MA; Owner: THE ADD RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Plainville:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Plainville:

  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Plainville, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 33
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 53
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 5
  • Fatalities: 36
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 84
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 3
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 128
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 30
  • Fatalities: 99
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 211
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 11

See more detailed statistics of Plainville fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 11 meters (36ft)
Total costs: $6,363,000
Total average daily traffic: 144,000
Total average daily truck traffic: 7,200
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 227,420

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Plainville)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 157 South St (Lat: 42.014000 Lon: -71.332833), Call Sign: KNFL943
    Assigned Frequencies: 33.5000 MHz, 33.5400 MHz, 46.1800 MHz, 46.4400 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/22/2012, Expiration Date: 08/04/2022
    Registrant: Cyber Communications, Inc, 250 Cape Highway, Route 44, East Taunton, MA 02718, Phone: (508) 880-3294, Fax: (508) 880-6745, Email:
  • Town Garage W Bacon St (Lat: 42.004556 Lon: -71.339500), Call Sign: KBM941
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.070 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/01/2005, Expiration Date: 09/17/2015
    Registrant: Town Of Plainville, 157 South Street, Plainville, MA 02762, Phone: (508) 695-7115, Fax: (508) 643-0227, Email:
  • Lat: 42.034167 Lon: -71.304417, Structure height: 0 m, Call Sign: WPWB805
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.250 MHz, 469.200 MHz, 469.750 MHz, 468.300 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/07/2002, Expiration Date: 10/07/2012, Cancellation Date: 12/08/2012, Certifier: Russell Paige
    Registrant: Lao 20217905, 102 East Middle Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325, Phone: (800) 886-4222, Fax: (717) 337-9157, Email:
  • 103 Taunton Street (Lat: 42.032389 Lon: -71.312306), Call Sign: WQCD264
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.462 MHz, 467.187 MHz, 467.512 MHz, 467.487 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/03/2005, Expiration Date: 02/03/2015, Certifier: Joan Anderberg
    Registrant: Advanced Wireless Communications, 20809 Kensington Blvd., Lakeville, MN 55021, Phone: (952) 469-5400, Email:
  • Lat: 41.995333 Lon: -71.344667, Call Sign: WQQX277
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.212 MHz, 467.212 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/19/2013, Expiration Date: 03/19/2023, Certifier: Elmo Finnochio
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • BOS1006, 3 Belcher St (Lat: 42.038889 Lon: -71.299444), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQBP420, Licensee ID: L00608820
    Assigned Frequencies: 19640.0 MHz, 19360.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/17/2004, Expiration Date: 11/17/2014, Cancellation Date: 05/26/2006, Certifier: Eric M Botto
    Registrant: Fibertower Corporation, 185 Berry Street, Suite 4800, San Francisco, CA 94107, Phone: (415) 659-3500, Fax: (415) 659-0007, Email:
  • PLAINVILLE, Lat: 42.004167 Lon: -71.332778, Call Sign: WQFA760
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.468 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/02/2006, Expiration Date: 06/02/2016, Certifier: James R Marshall
    Registrant: Amco Water Metering Systems Inc, 1100 Sw 38th Ave, Ocala, FL 34474, Phone: (352) 369-6500, Fax: (352) 369-6581, Email:
  • BOS1815, 75 Washington Street (Lat: 42.009167 Lon: -71.320833), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 55 m, Call Sign: WQHQ961, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 23170.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/10/2007, Expiration Date: 10/10/2017, Certifier: Joseph M Sandri Jr.
    Registrant: Fibertower Network Services, Corp., Debtor-In-Possession, 1875 Eye Street, Nw, 5th Floor, Room 505, Washington, DC 20006, Phone: (202) 223-1028, Email:

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

1
  • 740 'High Street (Lat: 41.966750 Lon: -71.372556), Call Sign: KCB893, Licensee ID: L00006018
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.210 MHz, 152.210 MHz, 454.250 MHz
    Expiration Date: 04/01/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/05/1999
    Registrant: Boynton Communications Inc, 77 Reservoir Street,, North Attleboro, MA 02761

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Plainville)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: MORAVAN ZLIN 526 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 112TM , Serial Number: 1053, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 09/17/2002
    Registrant (Individual): Craig S Lesinski, 37 Berry St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • Aircraft: ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL 114 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 128 mph), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4755W , Serial Number: 14085, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1977
    Registrant (Individual): Dana R Clow, 40 Walnut St, Plainville, MA 02762
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 207 (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR IO 520 SERIES (285 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8VH , Serial Number: 20700216, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 03/31/1994
    Registrant (Individual): James P Murphy, 18 Potter Ave Unit 1, Plainville, MA 02762
  • 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: 84515 , Serial Number: 17258507, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 08/14/1969
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald J Dube, 2 Robert Rd, Plainville, MA 02762
  • Aircraft: GRUMMAN AMERICAN AVN. CORP. AA-5A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9647U , Serial Number: AA5A-0013, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/05/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Randall D Wilhite, 3 Lakeside Dr, Plainville, MA 02762


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 64
  • Hazardous Condition: 103
  • Service Call: 11
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Plainville


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Plainville, MA
Businesses in Plainville, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1Panera Bread1
Burger King1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts3Starbucks1
FedEx3T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn1T.J.Maxx1
Lowe's1Target1
McDonald's1UPS1
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