Stow, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 6,590. Population change since 2000: +11.7%
 
Males: 3,244  (49.2%)
Females: 3,346  (50.8%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 01775.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $130,493 (it was $96,290 in 2000)
Stow:

$130,493
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $53,889 (it was $38,260 in 2000)

Stow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $491,182 (it was $296,700 in 2000)
Stow:

$491,182
MA:

$327,200

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $482,112; Detached houses: $517,347; Townhouses or other attached units: $408,619; In 2-unit structures: $419,187; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $460,645; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $286,073; Mobile homes: $56,700
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  • Races in Stow, MA (2010)

    Stow races chart
    • 6,07992.2%White alone
    • 2133.2%Asian alone
    • 1221.9%Hispanic
    • 1131.7%Two or more races
    • 440.7%Black alone
    • 100.2%Other race alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Stow: 146.0 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (24.6%), English (20.1%), Italian (16.5%), French (8.8%), German (8.5%), Scottish (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1683

Elevation: 231 feet

Land area: 17.6 square miles.

Population density: 374 people per square mile   (very low).

Stow,MA real estate house value index trend

Stow, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Stow:

  • High school or higher: 96.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 61.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 28.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Stow town:

  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

451 residents are foreign born (4.5% Europe, 1.8% Asia, 0.9% Latin America).

This town:

7.6%
Massachusetts:

15.6%

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

Stow town:  1.4% ($4,185)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Stow satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Framingham, MA (9.6 miles , pop. 66,910).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (22.7 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (163.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Maynard, MA (1.7 miles ), Hudson, MA (1.9 miles ), Boxborough, MA (2.1 miles ), Sudbury, MA (2.2 miles ), Acton, MA (2.3 miles ), Bolton, MA (2.3 miles ), Marlborough, MA (2.3 miles ), West Concord, MA (2.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 30 buildings, average cost: $130,000
  • 1998: 29 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $113,600
  • 2000: 41 buildings, average cost: $173,000
  • 2001: 28 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 2002: 36 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $238,700
  • 2004: 34 buildings, average cost: $228,100
  • 2005: 29 buildings, average cost: $270,800
  • 2006: 43 buildings, average cost: $216,900
  • 2007: 55 buildings, average cost: $249,000
  • 2008: 45 buildings, average cost: $302,400
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $294,100
  • 2010: 27 buildings, average cost: $308,900
  • 2011: 20 buildings, average cost: $310,600
  • 2012: 11 buildings, average cost: $377,200
  • 2013: 4 buildings, average cost: $385,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $300,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 71.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978


Crime rates in Stow by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 100000000000
per 100,000 16.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100000101001
per 100,000 16.40.00.00.00.00.015.40.015.10.00.014.3
Robberies 000100012010
per 100,000 0.00.00.016.10.00.00.015.030.20.014.40.0
Assaults 10311334121231
per 100,000 164.249.0180.348.347.962.715.429.915.129.843.214.3
Burglaries 241915251215510142678
per 100,000 394.2310.5245.8402.2191.6235.277.2149.7211.2387.1100.7114.1
Thefts 282620161728132324331728
per 100,000 459.8424.8327.8257.4271.4439.0200.8344.4362.0491.3244.6399.4
Auto thefts 525103101401
per 100,000 82.132.781.916.10.047.015.40.015.159.60.014.3
Arson 110111000000
per 100,000 16.416.30.016.116.015.70.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.1) 136.853.275.956.435.252.431.436.256.859.831.041.0

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Stow detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 15 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.58
Massachusetts average:

2.51
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (20%)
  • Computer and electronic products (11%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Radio, TV, and computer stores (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Health care (10%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Computer and electronic products (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Computer specialists (11%)
  • Engineers (11%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Business operations specialists (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (8%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Computer specialists (4%)

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

Average climate in Stow, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Stow-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 28% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 8.6 miles away from the Stow town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the town center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Stow-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 177.7 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 74.6 miles away from Stow 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 180.7 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 237.8 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 39.5 miles away from Stow 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 162.1 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 Middlesex County (24) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 10

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 7, Hurricanes: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Stow topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Stow:

  • HUDSON NURSING HOME - OLD (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HUDSON, MA)
  • BRAEMOOR EAST OF MARLBORO (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MARLBOROUGH, MA)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-MARLBOROUGH (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MARLBOROUGH, MA)
  • MARIE ESTHER HEALTH CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; MARLBOROUGH, MA)
  • MARLBOROUGH HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 6 miles away; MARLBOROUGH, MA)
  • SUDBURY PINES HOSPICE (Hospital, about 6 miles away; SUDBURY, MA)
  • SUDBURY PINES EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; SUDBURY, MA)

Airports and heliports located in Stow:

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Amtrak stations near Stow:

  • 12 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 19 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 20 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Stow:

  • Framingham State University (about 10 miles; Framingham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,743)
  • Brandeis University (about 14 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Wellesley College (about 14 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 14 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 15 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Bentley University (about 16 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Babson College (about 16 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stow:

  • HALE (Students: 257, Location: 55 HARTLEY ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • CENTER SCHOOL (Location: 403 GREAT RD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Stow

Library in Stow:

  • RANDALL LIBRARY (Operating income: $217,643; Location: 19 CRESCENT STREET; 43,219 books; 2,485 audio materials; 2,642 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 31 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 63 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Stow: Carver Hill Orchards (A), Derby Orchard (B), Honey Pot Hill Orchards (C), One Stack Farm (D), Shelburne Farm (E), Butternut Farm Golf Course (F), Stowe Acres Country Club (G), Stow Away Golf Club (H), Stow Fire Department (I), Randall Library (J), Stowe Town Hall (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Stow Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Brookside Cemetery (2), Hillside Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Ministers Pond (A), Flagg Hill Pond (B), Wheeler Pond (C), Lower Delaney Pond (D), Fletchers Pond (E), Lake Boon (F), Hiley Meadows (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Stow: Marble Hill Conservation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Amerscot House (61 W Acton Rd).

Middlesex 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 87.5. This is about average.

City:

87.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.333. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.333
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 13.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

13.6
U.S.:

6.4

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.95. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.95
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 27.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 15.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.9
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.56. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.56
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This town:  2.7 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  78.3%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  4.4%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.7%
Whole state:

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

1.9%
Whole state:

4.4%
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
26 people in nursing homes in 2000
2 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms in 2000

Banks with branches in Stow (2011 data):

  • Family Federal Savings, F.A.: Great Road Branch at 149 Great Road, branch established on 1877/01/01. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $99.6 mil, Deposits: $78.9 mil, headquarters in Fitchburg, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 3 total offices
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Stow Branch at 159 Great Road, branch established on 1964/08/03. 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 (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Stow travel time to work - commute Stow 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

Neighborhood in Stow (Stow, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Stow town (based on Middlesex County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
Middlesex County:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Here:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

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

18.0%
State:

16.5%

6.30% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,805 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.08% of residents moved from foreign countries ($940 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.08%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.36% ($60,625 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.56% ($52,127)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.55% ($79,480)


6.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($63,821 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.19% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,531 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.19%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($55,257 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.64% ($62,521)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.50% ($78,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Stow:

  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBNW (1120 AM; 5 kW; CONCORD, MA; Owner: MONEY MATTERS RADIO, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Stow:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS 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)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYAJ (97.7 FM; SUDBURY, MA; Owner: SUDBURY VALLEY B'CASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Stow:

  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; 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.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, 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.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Stow fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Stow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 12m39ftTotal length
  • $8,085,000Total costs
  • 38,212Total average daily traffic
  • 2,680Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,364Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

17 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Stow)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Stow Hwy Garage S Acton Rd (Lat: 42.458417 Lon: -71.507833), Type: Bant, Structure height: 18 m, Overall height: 21 m, Call Sign: WZY455
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.060 MHzGrant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 08/21/2024Registrant: Worad, Inc., 299 Brooks Street, Worcester, MA 01606, Phone: (508) 852-2693, Fax: (508) 852-2704, Email:
  • Lat: 42.436194 Lon: -71.505056, Call Sign: WQIM589
    Assigned Frequencies: 458.887 MHzGrant Date: 03/19/2008, Expiration Date: 03/19/2018, Certifier: John BenoitRegistrant: Easton Electronics, 4 Pequot Way, Canton, MA 02021, Phone: (781) 828-1955, Email:
  • 58 Randall Road (Lat: 42.413417 Lon: -71.531444), Call Sign: WQRG855
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.437 MHzGrant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/10/2023, Certifier: Walter LankauRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 42.429000 Lon: -71.515500, Call Sign: WQSA491
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.287 MHz, 467.287 MHz, 462.387 MHz, 467.387 MHzGrant Date: 08/22/2013, Expiration Date: 08/22/2023, Certifier: Cole PageRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:
  • Lat: 42.154556 Lon: -72.536861, Call Sign: WQWD566
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1600 MHzGrant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: James DiricoRegistrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

82 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Stow)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

65 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Stow)

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

JUNIPER HILL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-09-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-22-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-22-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 63 regular monitoring violations
THE MEETING HOUSE @ STOW CONDO (Address: UNIT #100 , Population served: 92, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2010 and MAR-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-09-2010), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-04-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
PLANTATION APARTMENTS (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 minor monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 32
  • Hazardous Condition: 51
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Stow

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (65%)
  • Utility gas (21%)
  • Electricity (9%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
Businesses in Stow, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Curves1H&R Block1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's1

Stow compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Stow on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Life and physical scientists (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Radio, TV, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Librarians, curators, and archivists (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Private households (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 100 safest cities (lowest city-data.com crime index) (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Professional, scientific, and technical services (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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