Townsend, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 1,128.
Population change since 2000: +8.1%
Males: 445  (39.5%)
Females: 683  (60.5%)
Median resident age:

39.0 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01469.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $81,400 (it was $50,234 in 2000)
Townsend:

$81,400
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $40,533 (it was $25,272 in 2000)

Townsend CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $301,283 (it was $143,900 in 2000)
Townsend:

$301,283
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

Median gross rent in 2017: $847.

March 2019 cost of living index in Townsend: 133.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 7.5%
(5.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 49.1% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Townsend, MA (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Townsend, Massachusetts as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Townsend is 716 to 1.


Crime rates in Townsend by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

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)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(43.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.4)
1
(10.6)
1
(10.5)
4
(41.5)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.7)
1
(10.8)
2
(21.0)
3
(31.3)
3
(31.2)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(10.8)
1
(10.7)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(21.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(32.3)
0
(0.0)
9
(96.3)
4
(42.6)
4
(42.0)
7
(72.7)
5
(55.7)
3
(32.6)
13
(140.1)
9
(94.5)
12
(125.2)
5
(51.9)
9
(93.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(182.8)
22
(235.5)
56
(599.4)
96
(1,022)
77
(807.6)
54
(560.7)
58
(645.9)
60
(651.3)
49
(528.1)
49
(514.7)
11
(114.8)
27
(280.5)
14
(145.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
39
(419.4)
82
(877.9)
50
(535.2)
48
(511.0)
38
(398.6)
35
(363.4)
52
(579.1)
57
(618.7)
35
(377.2)
43
(451.7)
32
(333.9)
24
(249.3)
29
(302.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(10.8)
2
(21.4)
2
(21.4)
5
(53.2)
9
(94.4)
4
(41.5)
2
(22.3)
0
(0.0)
5
(53.9)
4
(42.0)
3
(31.3)
1
(10.4)
5
(52.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(10.4)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)74.556.5104.7113.396.8104.981.3100.793.093.274.065.845.2

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City-data.com crime index in Townsend, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (14.9%), French (14.5%), French Canadian (12.6%), German (5.9%), Swedish (5.7%), American (5.4%).

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, Massachusetts map

55 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 1.0% North America, 0.6% Europe).

This place:

3.8%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,778 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,981 (1.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 42.67 N, Longitude: 71.71 W

Area code: 978

Distribution of median household income in Townsend, MA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Townsend, MA in 2017
Townsend satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $166,900
  • 2016: 16 buildings, average cost: $153,400
  • 2017: 20 buildings, average cost: $220,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Townsend, MA residents
Average permit cost in Townsend, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Townsend, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (8.4%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.9%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.8%)
  • Food (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.4%)
  • Food (8.5%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Social assistance (6.8%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
Most common occupations in Townsend, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Electricians (5.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (4.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (10.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.3%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Computer specialists (6.3%)
  • Electricians (6.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (13.2%)
  • Accountants and auditors (10.3%)
  • Customer service representatives (9.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.1%)
  • Cashiers (7.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6.0%)
  • Art and design workers (6.0%)

Average climate in Townsend, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Townsend, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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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 61.7. This is better than average.

City:

61.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.160. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.160
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 4.24. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.24
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.819. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.819
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 4.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.64
U.S.:

8.46

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 Townsend 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 Townsend 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).
Townsend topographic map

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.

Points of interest:

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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

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

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 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
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Townsend:

Marital status in Townsend, MA
  • Never married: 15.8%
  • Now married: 52.1%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 19.7%

For population 25 years and over in Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 92.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 34.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.7
Massachusetts average:

12.7

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Townsend
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Townsend, 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
Middlesex County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

21.5%
State:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Middlesex County:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

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

6.33% 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 Townsend, MA
NameCountNameCount
Curves1New Balance1
Dunkin Donuts2Rite Aid1
Ford1True Value1
McDonald's1

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 drunk persons:7
  • Fatalities33
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents67
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2
  • Massachusetts average
  • Fatal accident count11058
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15141
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3793
  • Fatalities11924
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents26155
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents942
See more detailed statistics of Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 10Number of bridges
  • 56ft / 16.8mTotal length
  • $13,539,000Total costs
  • 43,300Total average daily traffic
  • 3,472Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Townsend, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Townsend, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • Lat: 42.670556 Lon: -71.773056, Call Sign: WPPS525,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.350 MHz, 462.500 MHz, 467.800 MHz, 467.825 MHz, 467.850 MHz, 467.875 MHz, 467.900 MHz, 467.925 MHz, 462.212 MHz, 462.237 MHz... (+13 more), Grant Date: 12/23/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015, Certifier: Nancy Piepidra, Registrant: 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 Nicholson, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/12/2013, Expiration Date: 08/12/2023, Certifier: Bernie Peabody, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/03/2011, Expiration Date: 06/04/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/15/2012, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 03/17/2003, Expiration Date: 03/17/2013, Cancellation Date: 12/27/2007, Certifier: Carol L Tacker, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/16/2012, Expiration Date: 08/16/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/17/2012, Expiration Date: 08/17/2022, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

7
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 2 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 228BV , Serial Number: PH645194714, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce L Jr Vinal, 15 Smith St, Townsend, MA 01469
  • Aircraft: SCHWEIZER SGS 1-35C (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: None
    N-Number: 35AC , Serial Number: 63, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 12/01/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Michael Pitoniak, 25 Walnut St, Townsend, MA 01469
  • Aircraft: RANS S12 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS SERIES (100 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 4483A , Serial Number: 049607101, Year manufactured: 1994, Airworthiness Date: 07/27/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 11/12/2014
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/16/2004
    Registrant (Individual): Daniel C Schmitz, 31 Shirley Rd, Townsend, MA 01469
  • Aircraft: DJI PHANTOM 4 (Category: Land, Engines: 4), Engine: Electric
    N-Number: 85BV , Serial Number: 07DDD5L0B10059, Certificate Issue Date: 10/17/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Bruce L Jr Vinal, 15 Smith St, Townsend, MA 01469
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 02/04/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Harvey Buchanan, 51 Maplewood Dr, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/28/1999
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Lynch Margaret Donahue, 144 Main St, Townsend, MA 01469, Other Owners: Jeffrey R Lynch

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 in Townsend, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Townsend, MA - Value

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

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of fire incidents - 27 took place in 2016, and the least - 5 in 2010. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Townsend, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (54.2%), and Outside Fires (30.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Townsend, MA
    • 13054.2%Structure Fires
    • 7230.0%Outside Fires
    • 2410.0%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 145.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Townsend, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Townsend, MA
  • 46.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 29.0%Utility gas
  • 12.9%Electricity
  • 10.3%Wood
  • 1.8%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Townsend, MA
  • 40.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 34.2%Utility gas
  • 25.3%Electricity


Townsend compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly 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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