Townsend, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,128. Population change since 2000: +8.1%
Males: 504  (44.8%)
Females: 624  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  43.3 years
Massachusetts median age:  39.4 years

Zip codes: 01469.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $64,429 (it was $50,234 in 2000)
Townsend:

$64,429
MA:

$66,768

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $26,795 (it was $25,272 in 2000)

Townsend CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $226,991 (it was $143,900 in 2000)
Townsend:

$226,991
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

Median gross rent in 2013: $765.

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  • Races in Townsend, MA (2010)

    Townsend races chart
    • 1,06494.3%White alone
    • 272.4%Hispanic
    • 131.2%Asian alone
    • 141.2%Two or more races
    • 80.7%Black alone
    • 20.2%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Townsend: 132.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Irish (19.6%), English (12.9%), French (11.6%), United States (9.0%), Portuguese (7.6%), Italian (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1732

Elevation: 315 feet

Land area: 1.68 square miles.

Population density: 671 people per square mile   (low).

Townsend,MA real estate house value index trend

Townsend, Massachusetts map

For population 25 years and over in Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 92.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 17.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Townsend CDP:

  • Never married: 22.9%
  • Now married: 36.2%
  • Separated: 3.8%
  • Widowed: 5.6%
  • Divorced: 31.5%

37 residents are foreign born (2.0% North America, 0.9% Europe).

This place:

3.1%
Massachusetts:

15.6%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Townsend, Massachusetts as of June 29, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Townsend to the number of sex offenders is 4,844 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $3,560 (1.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $3,635 (1.3%)

Townsend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Nashua, NH (12.8 miles , pop. 86,605).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (39.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (168.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities: Lunenburg, MA (2.3 miles ), Ashby, MA (2.3 miles ), Brookline, NH (2.4 miles ), Mason, NH (2.4 miles ), Pepperell, MA (2.5 miles ), East Pepperell, MA (2.7 miles ), Fitchburg, MA (2.8 miles ), Groton, MA (2.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 39 buildings, average cost: $140,400
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $151,200
  • 1999: 25 buildings, average cost: $142,500
  • 2000: 19 buildings, average cost: $145,500
  • 2001: 36 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2002: 37 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $168,600
  • 2004: 19 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $182,700
  • 2006: 19 buildings, average cost: $170,700
  • 2007: 23 buildings, average cost: $179,000
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2009: 7 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2010: 3 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $145,900
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $157,200
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $136,800
  • 2014: 24 buildings, average cost: $156,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 71.71 W

Area code: 978

Townsend household income distribution Townsend home values distribution
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 15 (13 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.43
Massachusetts average:

2.49
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (34%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (22%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Arts, design, entertainment, sports, and media occupations (22%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (15%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Townsend, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Townsend-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.1 miles away from the Townsend place 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 11.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Townsend-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 159.7 miles away from the city 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 161.2 miles away from Townsend 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 57.8 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 36.6 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 256.8 miles away from Townsend 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 151.2 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).
Townsend topographic map

Birthplace of: John Kerin (umpire) - Baseball umpire, Rolland H. Spaulding - Politician.

Hospitals and medical centers near Townsend:

  • PARK MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PEPPERELL, MA)
  • FREEMAN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; PEPPERELL, MA)
  • BIRCHWOOD MANOR NURS HOME (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • GOLDEN LIVING CENTER-FITCHBURG (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • HIGHLANDS, THE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • HIGHLANDS LTC CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)
  • HILLCREST NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FITCHBURG, MA)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:

  • Fitchburg State University (about 7 miles; Fitchburg, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,010)
  • Mount Wachusett Community College (about 16 miles; Gardner, MA; FT enrollment: 3,143)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 20 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Franklin Pierce University (about 20 miles; Rindge, NH; FT enrollment: 2,139)
  • Middlesex Community College (about 25 miles; Bedford, MA; FT enrollment: 6,040)
  • Saint Anselm College (about 25 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,059)
  • Mount Washington College (about 25 miles; Manchester, NH; FT enrollment: 2,187)

Public high school in Townsend:

Public elementary/middle schools in Townsend:

See full list of schools located in Townsend

Library in Townsend:

  • TOWNSEND PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $187,988; Location: 276 MAIN ST.; 28,201 books; 88 e-books; 1,864 audio materials; 2,661 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 30 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Rainbow Childcare has 100 children and ages are infant - schoolage.

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Notable locations in Townsend: Townsend Fire Department Station 1 Annex (A), Townsend Fire Department Emergency Medical Service (B), Townsend Fire Department Headquarters (C), Hawthorne Brook Middle School Library (D), Townsend Public Library (E), Townsend Town Hall (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Townsend include: Townsend United Methodist Church (A), Townsend Congregational Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillside Cemetery (1), Center Cemetery (2), Townsend Center Cemetery (3), Hillside Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Squannacook River Reservoir (A). Display/hide its location on the map

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 88.6. This is about average.

City:

88.6
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2013 was 0.179. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.179
U.S.:

0.293

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2008 was 2.85. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.85
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.18. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.18
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.48. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

19.96

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 7.25. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 12.7%
(12.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Massachusetts:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.5%
Whole state:  63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  8.6%
Whole state:  7.0%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Townsend, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Townsend (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Townsend Branch at 18 Main Street, branch established on 1978/05/01. 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.
  • Rollstone Bank & Trust: Townsend Branch at 225 Main Street, branch established on 1978/03/31. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $532.9 mil, Deposits: $299.5 mil, headquarters in Fitchburg, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

6.8
Massachusetts average:

12.9

Townsend travel time to work - commute Townsend 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

Religion statistics for Townsend CDP (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%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Townsend:

48.7%
Massachusetts:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

44.1%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Townsend:

30.0
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

24.3%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

20.2%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Townsend:

6.7
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

40.9%
State:

33.4%

General health condition:
Here:

52.6%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Townsend:

77.3%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Townsend, MA Residents

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 Townsend:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: LIVEAIR COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 3 kW; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CSN INTERNATIONAL)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WSMN (1590 AM; 5 kW; NASHUA, NH; Owner: 1590 BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Townsend:

  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIR-FM (101.1 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WQLL (96.5 FM; BEDFORD, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WLMW (90.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: KNOWLEDGE FOR LIFE)
  • WZID (95.7 FM; MANCHESTER, NH; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHOB (106.3 FM; NASHUA, NH; Owner: TELE-MEDIA COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, L.L.C.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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.)
  • WINQ (97.7 FM; WINCHENDON, MA; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NEW ENGLAND, LLC)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WHDQ (106.1 FM; CLAREMONT, NH; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, L.L.C.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)

TV broadcast stations around Townsend:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • 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.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • W33AK (Channel 33; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER B/CING CORPORATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • WYCN-LP (Channel 13; NASHUA, NH; Owner: CENTER BROADCASTING CORP. OF NEW HAMPSHIRE)
  • Townsend, Massachusetts
  • Fatal accident count29
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents39
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:7
  • Fatalities33
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count100
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents140
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons33
  • Fatalities107
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents230
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents13
See more detailed statistics of Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $2,610,000Total costs
  • 18,698Total average daily traffic
  • 1,964Total average daily truck traffic
  • 43,746Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 42.670556 Lon: -71.773056, Call Sign: WPPS525
    Assigned Frequencies: 467.825 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 462.200 MHz, 462.350 MHz, 462.500 MHz, 467.200 MHz, 467.500 MHz... (+13 more)Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015, Certifier: Nancy PiepidraRegistrant: Sterilite Corporation, 30 Scales Lane, Townsend, MA 01469, Phone: (978) 597-1147, Fax: (978) 597-1196, Email:
  • 20 Main Street (Lat: 42.650278 Lon: -71.661944), Call Sign: WQOB511
    Assigned Frequencies: 30.8400 MHz, 154.540 MHz, 33.4000 MHz, 33.1600 MHz, 31.2400 MHz, 468.487 MHz, 468.762 MHz, 469.637 MHz, 469.662 MHz, 457.512 MHz... (+17 more)Grant Date: 08/03/2011, Expiration Date: 08/03/2021, Certifier: Laura NicholsonRegistrant: Dolfen Consulting Group, 95 Willow Lane, Bristol, IL 60512-9711, Phone: (630) 553-5886, Fax: (530) 566-1755, Email:
  • Lat: 42.649806 Lon: -71.746750, Call Sign: WQRX785
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.5200 MHzGrant Date: 08/12/2013, Expiration Date: 08/12/2023, Certifier: Bernie PeabodyRegistrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • TOWNSEND, 84 Bayberry Hill (Lat: 42.654639 Lon: -71.736750), Type: Pole, Structure height: 50.3 m, Overall height: 50.9 m, Call Sign: WPSK633
    Assigned Frequencies: 11131.2 MHzGrant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 06/04/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2012, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 5601 L;egacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7471, Fax: (469) 229-7297, Email:
  • 9002, 12 Ball Road (Lat: 42.694250 Lon: -71.662500), Type: Pole, Structure height: 58.5 m, Call Sign: WPXE386
    Assigned Frequencies: 19305.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19345.0 MHz, 19305.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L TackerRegistrant: Cingular Wireless LLC, 5601 Legacy Drive Ms A-3, Plano, TX 75024, Phone: (469) 229-7506, Fax: (469) 229-7295, Email:
  • BS54XC113, 12 Dudley Road (Lat: 42.676139 Lon: -71.704000), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 42 m, Overall height: 44.8 m, Call Sign: WQPU408
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHz, 19325.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • BS72XC006, 84 Bayberry Hill (Lat: 42.654639 Lon: -71.736750), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 50.3 m, Overall height: 51.8 m, Call Sign: WQPU535
    Assigned Frequencies: 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHz, 17765.0 MHzGrant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

71 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Townsend)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: RANS S12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS (100 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4483A , Serial Number: 049607101, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Samantha L Couture, 2 Eastman St, Townsend, MA 01469
  • Aircraft: GULFSTREAM AMERICAN CORP AA-5B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4518B , Serial Number: AA5B1038, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 12/14/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel C Schmitz, 31 Shirley Rd, Townsend, MA 01469
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172M (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 80638 , Serial Number: 17266685, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 02/05/1976
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lynch Margaret Donahue, 144 Main St, Townsend, MA 01469, Other Owners: Jeffrey R Lynch
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 210B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9580X , Serial Number: 21057880, Year manufactured: 1962, Airworthiness Date: 02/13/1962
    Registrant (Individual): Harvey Buchanan, 51 Maplewood Dr, Townsend, MA 01469

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$228,5202$196,08510$208,6971$90,270
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$127,1100$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$226,4700$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$02$252,9950$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$137,9500$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 3011.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$257,630
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 3011.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

TOWNSEND WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 6,444, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-20-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-17-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-17-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2009)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-29-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-10-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAY-22-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2008 to JUL-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - In AUG-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2008 to JUL-01-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2008 to JUL-01-2008)
  • 112 regular monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 8
  • Hazardous Condition: 6

Incident types - Townsend

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (41%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (38%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Other fuel (2%)
Businesses in Townsend, MA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1New Balance1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
Ford1True Value1
McDonald's1

Townsend compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There are 17 pilots and 14 other airmen in this city.
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