Swansea, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 15,865. Population change since 2000: -0.2%
 
Males: 7,769  (49.0%)
Females: 8,096  (51.0%)
Median resident age:  44.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.2 years

Zip codes: 02777.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $57,588 (it was $52,524 in 2000)
Swansea:

$57,588
MA:

$65,339
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,510 (it was $21,776 in 2000)

Swansea town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $200,860 (it was $140,500 in 2000)
Swansea:

$200,860
MA:

$323,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $206,214; Detached houses: $206,645; Townhouses or other attached units: $196,665; In 2-unit structures: $183,998; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $300,969; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $300,969; Mobile homes: $183,926
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Swansea races chart
  • White alone - 15,287 (96.4%)
  • Hispanic - 173 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 159 (1.0%)
  • Asian alone - 109 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 95 (0.6%)
  • Other race alone - 32 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 9 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Swansea: 255.7 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Latest news from Swansea, MA collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: Portuguese (37.2%), Irish (18.7%), French (18.6%), English (14.2%), French Canadian (8.2%), Italian (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1667

Elevation: 22 feet

Land area: 23.1 square miles.

Population density: 688 people per square mile   (low).

Swansea,MA real estate house value index trend

Swansea, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Swansea:

  • High school or higher: 76.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Swansea town:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

1,294 residents are foreign born (6.7% Europe).

This town:  8.1%
Massachusetts:  15.0%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Swansea, Massachusetts as of March 01, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Swansea to the number of sex offenders is 8,088 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Swansea town:  1.2% ($1,628)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Swansea satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fall River, MA (4.6 miles , pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (40.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (151.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Ocean Grove, MA (1.0 miles ), Warren, RI (1.8 miles ), Somerset, MA (1.8 miles ), Fall River, MA (2.1 miles ), Bristol, RI (2.2 miles ), Barrington, RI (2.3 miles ), Tiverton, RI (2.5 miles ), Rehoboth, MA (2.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 48 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 51 buildings, average cost: $211,200
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $136,500
  • 2002: 54 buildings, average cost: $167,500
  • 2003: 50 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2004: 50 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2005: 52 buildings, average cost: $150,400
  • 2006: 47 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2007: 32 buildings, average cost: $172,900
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $145,100
  • 2009: 25 buildings, average cost: $134,300
  • 2010: 33 buildings, average cost: $142,200
  • 2011: 25 buildings, average cost: $153,600
  • 2012: 29 buildings, average cost: $121,300

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.74 N, Longitude: 71.21 W

Swansea household income distribution Swansea home values distribution

Crime rates in Swansea by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 0010012000000
per 100,000 0.00.06.20.00.06.112.20.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 5713223331457
per 100,000 31.443.86.218.512.312.318.418.418.46.125.031.343.7
Robberies 3468795536226
per 100,000 18.825.037.349.443.155.330.630.718.436.412.512.537.4
Assaults 108N/AN/A33315730424343312929
per 100,000 678.3N/AN/A203.8190.8350.3183.5258.1264.2260.9193.6181.7181.0
Burglaries 59644149344956474863456389
per 100,000 370.6400.6254.7302.6209.2301.1342.5288.9294.9382.3281.0394.7555.4
Thefts 266246260213227202203237231231244277275
per 100,000 1670.61539.71615.11315.51397.01241.41241.71456.61419.41401.81523.91735.41716.1
Auto thefts 41393936282240272720121318
per 100,000 257.5244.1242.3222.3172.3135.2244.7165.9165.9121.474.981.4112.3
Arson 3601121030113
per 100,000 18.837.60.06.26.212.36.10.018.40.06.26.318.7
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 289.3N/AN/A167.5150.2196.8184.3173.0169.4165.9154.1174.4205.6

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

Crime rate in Swansea detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 37 (31 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.93
Massachusetts average:

2.49

Swansea tourist attractions:

Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Massachusetts:

5.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Social assistance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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

Average climate in Swansea, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Swansea, Massachusetts average temperatures Swansea, Massachusetts average precipitation Swansea, Massachusetts humidity Swansea, Massachusetts wind speed Swansea, Massachusetts snowfall Swansea, Massachusetts sunshine Swansea, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Swansea-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 21.3 miles away from the Swansea town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 41.7 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Swansea-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% 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 220.3 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 123.2 miles away from Swansea 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 228.1 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 188.3 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 68.8 miles away from Swansea center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 269.8 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)
Swansea topographic map

Main business address for: FIRSTFED AMERICA BANCORP INC (SAVINGS INSTITUTION, FEDERALLY CHARTERED).

Hospitals and medical centers in Swansea:

  • CULTURED CARE, INC (33 JAMES REYNOLDS ROAD, UNIT E)
  • COUNTRY GARDENS NURSING HOME (2045 GRAND ARMY HIGHWAY)
  • GARDNERS GROVE NSG HOME (924 GARDNERS NECK RD)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-COUNTRY GARDENS (2045 GRAND ARMY HIGHWAY)

Amtrak station near Swansea:

  • 12 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Swansea:

  • Bristol Community College (about 6 miles; Fall River, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 7 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Brown University (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)
  • Rhode Island School of Design (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 2,714)
  • Johnson & Wales University-Providence (about 12 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 10,898)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 14 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Providence College (about 14 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 4,312)

Public high school in Swansea:

Private high schools in Swansea:

  • NEW ENGLAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 192; Location: 271 SHARPS LOT RD; Grades: PK - 12)
  • STEVENS CHILDRENS HOME (Students: 31; Location: 24 MAIN ST; Grades: 7 - 12; Boys only)
  • MEADOWRIDGE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CENTER (Students: 27; Location: 664 STEVENS RD; Grades: 6 - 12)
  • SWANSEA WOOD SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 789 STEVENS RD; Grades: 7 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Swansea:

Private elementary/middle school in Swansea:

  • CORNERSTONE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 33; Location: 1436 G A R HWY; Grades: PK - 7)
See full list of schools located in Swansea, map of school districts: SWANSEA

Library in Swansea:

  • SWANSEA FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $251,274; Location: 69 MAIN ST.; 58,235 books; 523 e-books; 2,785 audio materials; 3,257 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 132 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Swansea: Touisset Country Club (A), Swansea Ambulance Corps (B), Swansea Fire Department Station 3 (C), Swansea Fire Department Station 1 (D), Swansea Fire Department Station 4 (E), Swansea Fire Department Station 2 (F), Swansea Town Hall (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Swansea Mall (1), Swansea II Shopping Center (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Swansea: FIRSTFED AMERICA BANCORP INC (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Mount Hope Cemetery (1), Eddy Cemetery (2), Chace Cemetery (3), Thomas Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs and swamps: Cole River Pond (A), Lewin Brook Pond (B), Mount Hope Pond (C), Lewin Brook Pond (D), Milford Pond (E), Warren Reservoir (F), Birch Swamp (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lewin Brook (A), Heath Brook (B), Cole River (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Martin House Farm (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 22 Stoney Hill Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Bristol 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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 101. This is worse than average.

City:

101
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.228. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 10.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 10.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.1
U.S.:

6.6

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.935. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.935
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 32.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 14.1. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 7.52. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.52
U.S.:

9.14

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0130. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0130
U.S.:

0.0147

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

SWANSEA WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 16,254, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-29-2011), St Compliance achieved (NOV-29-2011)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  74.0%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.1%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

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

4.9%
Whole state:

9.3%

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

2.1%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Swansea in 2010:

  • 82 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 32 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 29 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 28 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 2 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Swansea in 2000:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 29 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 26 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 25 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Swansea compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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 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 below state average.

Banks with branches in Swansea (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Swansea Branch at 620 G.A.r. Highway, branch established on 1974/08/14. 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.
  • BayCoast Bank: Swansea Branch at 554 Wilbur Avenue, branch established on 1975/02/10. Info updated 2012/02/03: Bank assets: $909.2 mil, Deposits: $730.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Narragansett Financial Corp
  • BankFive: Swansea Branch at 497 Milford Road, branch established on 1976/02/02. Info updated 2011/11/15: Bank assets: $720.6 mil, Deposits: $613.3 mil, headquarters in Fall River, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Bankfive, Mhc
  • Mechanics' Co-operative Bank: 201 Gar Hwy Branch at 201 Gar Highway, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $386.4 mil, Deposits: $340.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Bancorp, Mhc

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Swansea, Massachusetts:

  • Swansea Motor Inn, 999 Gar Hwy, Swansea, MA 02777 , Phone: (508) 675-7700
  • Holiday Inn Express Swansea, 1400 G A R Hwy - Rt 6, Swansea, MA 02777 , Phone: (508) 672-6857, Fax: (508) 675-8795
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Swansea, Massachusetts

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (64%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (29%)
  • Electricity (4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Swansea town (based on Bristol County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.00%
Here: 60.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchJewishUnited Church of ChristEpiscopal ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USA
Adherents83.7%3.6%1.8%1.6%1.3%
Congregations31.0%1.8%6.9%6.6%6.9%
NameUnited Methodist ChurchAssemblies of God Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentMuslim EstimateOther
Adherents1.1%0.8%0.6%0.6%5.0%
Congregations6.2%4.4%1.1%0.4%34.7%
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: 109
Bristol County:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Bristol County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Here:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

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

14.4%
State:

16.5%

Strongest AM radio stations in Swansea:

  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPMZ (1110 AM; daytime; 5 kW; EAST PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: VIDEO MUNDO B/CASTING CO., LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRNI (1290 AM; 10 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WRNI FOUNDATION)
  • WDDZ (550 AM; 5 kW; PAWTUCKET, RI; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: SNE BROADCASTING, LTD.(A MASS. CORP))
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Swansea:

  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • 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.)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)

TV broadcast stations around Swansea:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Swansea fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 19
Total length: 152 meters (499ft)
Total costs: $29,944,000
Total average daily traffic: 582,716
Total average daily truck traffic: 19,692

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1920-1929: 1
  • 1930-1939: 0
  • 1940-1949: 0
  • 1950-1959: 7
  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 0
  • 2000-2009: 2
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Swansea, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Swansea)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Swansea, MA)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BOS2417, 2238 Gar Highway (091554) (Lat: 41.770139 Lon: -71.261083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Overall height: 48.5 m, Call Sign: WQFP971, Licensee ID: L01728370
    Assigned Frequencies: 21875.0 MHz, 19380.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/06/2006, Expiration Date: 09/06/2016, 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:
  • Swansea, G.A.R. Highway (Lat: 41.746639 Lon: -71.207611), Type: Mast, Structure height: 48.8 m, Call Sign: WQIW430
    Assigned Frequencies: 10567.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/03/2008, Expiration Date: 06/03/2018, Certifier: Pamelia Y Hoof
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy, #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:
  • BS54XC884, 2283 Gar Hwy (091554) (Lat: 41.770167 Lon: -71.261083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.7 m, Overall height: 52.4 m, Call Sign: WQPV922
    Assigned Frequencies: 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/27/2012, Expiration Date: 08/27/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz
    Registrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • SWANSEA RT 6, 2283 Gar Highway (Lat: 41.770167 Lon: -71.261083), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 51.8 m, Overall height: 52.4 m, Call Sign: WQQD681
    Assigned Frequencies: 11095.0 MHz, 11175.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/09/2012, Expiration Date: 11/09/2022, Certifier: John E Monday
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive, Ms: A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

65 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Swansea)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

8 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Swansea)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 88
  • Hazardous Condition: 74
  • Service Call: 18
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Swansea

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Swansea, MA
Businesses in Swansea, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Aeropostale1McDonald's2
Ashley Furniture1Men's Wearhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Motherhood Maternity1
Circle K1Nike3
Deb1Old Navy1
Dunkin Donuts6Pac Sun1
Express1Payless1
Famous Footwear1Penske1
FedEx3RadioShack1
Finish Line1Rite Aid1
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Ruby Tuesday1
GNC1Rue211
GameStop1Sears2
H&R Block1Spencer Gifts1
Haagen-Dazs1Subway2
Holiday Inn1T-Mobile1
Jones New York1Toys"R"Us1
Justice1U-Haul1
Lane Bryant1UPS2
Lane Furniture1Victoria's Secret1
Macy's1Walmart1
Marshalls1Wendy's1
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