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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 2012: $130,178 (it was $96,290 in 2000)
Stow:

$130,178
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $52,155

Stow town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $479,285 (it was $296,700 in 2000)
Stow:

$479,285
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $542,749; Detached houses: $542,039; Townhouses or other attached units: $584,897
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Stow races chart
  • White alone - 6,079 (92.2%)
  • Asian alone - 213 (3.2%)
  • Hispanic - 122 (1.9%)
  • Two or more races - 113 (1.7%)
  • Black alone - 44 (0.7%)
  • Other race alone - 10 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.1%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stow: 287.5 (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).

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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:  15.0%

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+: New York, NY (172.2 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

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

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

Stow household income distribution Stow home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Stow by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 01000000000
per 100,000 0.016.40.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 01000001010
per 100,000 0.016.40.00.00.00.00.015.40.015.10.0
Robberies 00001000120
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.016.10.00.00.015.030.20.0
Assaults 1103113341212
per 100,000 16.9164.249.0180.348.347.962.715.429.915.129.8
Burglaries 132419152512155101426
per 100,000 219.2394.2310.5245.8402.2191.6235.277.2149.7211.2387.1
Thefts 2928262016172813232433
per 100,000 489.0459.8424.8327.8257.4271.4439.0200.8344.4362.0491.3
Auto thefts 05251031014
per 100,000 0.082.132.781.916.10.047.015.40.015.159.6
Arson 11101110000
per 100,000 16.916.416.30.016.116.015.70.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 296.2) 39.8136.853.275.956.435.252.431.436.256.859.8

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 16 (11 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.64
Massachusetts average:

2.49

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.6%
Massachusetts:

7.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
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

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Tornado activity:

Stow-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 8% greater 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 above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 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 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 79.5 miles away from the city 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 36.4 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 62.4 miles away from Stow center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

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

Hospitals/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)

Political contributions by individuals in Stow, 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 College (about 10 miles; Framingham, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,195)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 13 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 4,209)
  • Brandeis University (about 14 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,001)
  • Wellesley College (about 15 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,186)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 15 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 2,117)
  • Bentley University (about 15 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 4,490)
  • Babson College (about 16 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,416)

Public elementary/middle schools in Stow:

Private elementary/middle school in Stow:

  • STEPPINGSTONES SCHOOL (Students: 68; Location: 92 GREAT RD; Grades: PK - KG)
See full list of schools located in Stow, School District: NASHOBA

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)
AQI  CO  SO2 Ozone  PM2.5 NO2 PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.6. This is about average.
City:

29.6
U.S.:

32.0
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.388. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.388
U.S.:

0.334
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.07
U.S.:

2.43
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 25.5. This is about average. There were 13 monitors within city limits.
City:

25.5
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.82. This is about average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
City:

8.82
U.S.:

9.59
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 14.8. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

14.8
U.S.:

9.4
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

16.5
U.S.:

22.1

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

JUNIPER HILL WATER COMPANY (Population served: 220, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 18 regular monitoring violations
PILOT GROVE APARTMENTS (Population served: 175, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1998 and MAY-06-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1997 and MAY-06-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-06-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1996 and JUN-15-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-1998), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-1998)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1995 and OCT-24-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2000)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-01-1994 and OCT-24-2000, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAR-31-1997), St Compliance achieved (OCT-24-2000)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 56 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
PLANTATION APARTMENTS (Population served: 54, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • OCCT Installation/Demonstration - Between JAN-01-1994 and MAY-11-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (2 times from FEB-12-1999 to JUN-24-1999), St Compliance achieved (MAY-11-2001), St Other (MAY-24-2001), St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-16-2001)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Stow that have no violations reported:

  • THE MEETING HOUSE @ STOW CONDO (Population served: 92, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

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%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Stow, MA

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

Stow compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income 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 above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.


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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



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%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results



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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.63%
Here73.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchUnited Methodist Church
Adherents73.6%10.5%2.3%2.0%1.7%
Congregations18.5%6.9%10.7%7.3%6.6%
NameGreek Orthodox Archdiocese of AmericaMuslim EstimateAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAArmenian Apostolic Church/Catholicossate EtchmiadzinOther
Adherents1.3%1.2%1.0%1.0%5.4%
Congregations1.6%0.9%7.6%0.5%39.2%
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: 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%

7.07% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($52,906 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.07%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.52% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,266 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.52%
Massachusetts average:

0.28%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.47% ($54,668 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.61% ($47,527)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.59% ($73,785)


7.59% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($62,506 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.59%
Massachusetts average:

6.91%

0.16% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,062 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.16%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.22% ($53,734 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.79% ($62,439)
to Worcester County, MA  0.70% ($58,665)

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)

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

Stow, Massachusetts:
  • Fatal accident count: 21
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 28
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 6
  • Fatalities: 21
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 48
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 2
Massachusetts average:
  • Fatal accident count: 96
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 135
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 31
  • Fatalities: 103
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 219
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12

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


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 12 meters (39ft)
Total costs: $4,924,000
Total average daily traffic: 45,820
Total average daily truck traffic: 3,124
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 72,364

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 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: 11/12/2004, Expiration Date: 08/21/2014
    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: 03/19/2008, Expiration Date: 03/19/2018, 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:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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

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
Businesses in Stow, MA
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Ace Hardware1FedEx2
Curves1H&R Block1
Dunkin Donuts2Shaw's1

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Total of 581 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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