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 2017: $156,029 (it was $96,290 in 2000)
Stow:

$156,029
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $61,364 (it was $38,260 in 2000)

Stow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $621,200 (it was $296,700 in 2000)
Stow:

$621,200
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $591,306; detached houses: $624,642; townhouses or other attached units: $582,852; in 2-unit structures: $505,697; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $595,078; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $363,031; mobile homes: $95,409
March 2019 cost of living index in Stow: 147.2 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Stow, MA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Stow, Massachusetts as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Stow is 6,590 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Stow by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
2
(28.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
2
(30.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(180.3)
3
(48.3)
3
(47.9)
4
(62.7)
1
(15.4)
2
(29.9)
1
(15.1)
2
(29.8)
3
(43.2)
1
(14.3)
7
(98.0)
10
(138.9)
5
(69.5)
4
(55.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(245.8)
25
(402.2)
12
(191.6)
15
(235.2)
5
(77.2)
10
(149.7)
14
(211.2)
26
(387.1)
7
(100.7)
8
(114.1)
12
(168.0)
14
(194.5)
7
(97.3)
12
(167.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
20
(327.8)
16
(257.4)
17
(271.4)
28
(439.0)
13
(200.8)
23
(344.4)
24
(362.0)
33
(491.3)
17
(244.6)
28
(399.4)
27
(378.1)
20
(277.9)
19
(264.0)
19
(265.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(81.9)
1
(16.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(47.0)
1
(15.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
4
(59.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(69.5)
4
(55.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.1)
1
(16.0)
1
(15.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)72.954.233.850.330.134.754.657.529.839.468.952.536.849.1

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City-data.com crime index in Stow, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 11 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.53
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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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, Massachusetts map

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

This town:

7.6%
Massachusetts:

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

1.4% ($4,185)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

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 )

Latitude: 42.42 N, Longitude: 71.51 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 978

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

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
  • 2015: 6 buildings, average cost: $427,200
  • 2016: 11 buildings, average cost: $409,100
  • 2017: 49 buildings, average cost: $346,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Stow, MA residents
Average permit cost in Stow, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.3%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Stow, MA
Historical housing units in Stow, MA
Most common industries in Stow, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (18.8%)
  • Educational services (13.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.1%)
  • Health care (5.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (19.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.7%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.2%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (22.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (17.8%)
  • Health care (10.5%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (2.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (2.8%)
Most common occupations in Stow, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (8.0%)
  • Engineers (6.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.4%)
  • Top executives (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (11.5%)
  • Engineers (11.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.0%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Top executives (4.2%)
  • Advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (6.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Computer specialists (3.9%)

Average climate in Stow, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 78.4. This is about average.

City:

78.4
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.256. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.256
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.5
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.549. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.549
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

8.46

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 Stow 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 the city 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 (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, 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)

Points of interest:

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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

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
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

For population 15 years and over in Stow:

Marital status in Stow, MA
  • Never married: 19.2%
  • Now married: 69.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 6.0%

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
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

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhood in Stow (Stow, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map):

Religion statistics for Stow, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

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

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Middlesex County:

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Middlesex County:

7.8%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
State:

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

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Stow, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Curves1H&R Block1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's1

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Stow fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 39ft / 12.1mTotal length
  • $13,815,000Total costs
  • 38,528Total average daily traffic
  • 2,712Total average daily truck traffic
  • 72,364Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast 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 MHz, Grant Date: 10/06/2014, Expiration Date: 08/21/2024, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 01/11/2018, Expiration Date: 03/19/2028, Certifier: John Benoit, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/10/2013, Expiration Date: 05/10/2023, Certifier: Walter Lankau, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/22/2013, Expiration Date: 08/22/2023, Certifier: Cole Page, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/23/2015, Expiration Date: 07/23/2025, Certifier: James Dirico, Registrant: Primex Wireless Inc, 965 Wells St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147, Phone: (800) 537-0464

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 18. The highest number of reported fires - 32 took place in 2006, and the least - 1 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Stow, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (45.0%), and Outside Fires (40.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Stow, MA
    • 13545.0%Structure Fires
    • 12040.0%Outside Fires
    • 279.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 186.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Stow, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Stow, MA
  • 68.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 7.2%Electricity
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Stow, MA
  • 37.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.7%Utility gas
  • 19.2%Electricity
  • 4.4%Wood
  • 4.4%Other fuel


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.

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  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
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  • #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+)"
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  • #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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