Upton, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 7,542.
Population change since 2000: +33.7%
Males: 3,697  (49.0%)
Females: 3,845  (51.0%)
Median resident age:

41.5 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01568.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $115,579 (it was $78,595 in 2000)
Upton:

$115,579
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $54,976 (it was $34,924 in 2000)

Upton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $473,100 (it was $240,000 in 2000)
Upton:

$473,100
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Upton: 138.5 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Upton, MA (2010)
    • 7,10594.2%White alone
    • 1622.1%Asian alone
    • 1191.6%Hispanic
    • 931.2%Two or more races
    • 520.7%Black alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone
    • 40.05%American Indian alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

Crime rates in Upton by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.1)
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)
1
(16.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(30.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(26.4)
2
(26.2)
1
(13.0)
4
(51.8)
2
(25.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.6)
3
(37.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(48.0)
3
(46.6)
5
(75.8)
4
(60.3)
3
(44.9)
5
(74.1)
2
(26.4)
6
(78.6)
5
(65.0)
7
(90.7)
4
(51.7)
2
(25.9)
11
(140.7)
2
(25.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
8
(128.1)
11
(170.9)
13
(197.1)
12
(181.0)
7
(104.8)
22
(326.2)
12
(158.1)
21
(275.0)
22
(286.1)
17
(220.2)
5
(64.6)
6
(77.7)
7
(89.6)
3
(37.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(272.2)
36
(559.4)
37
(560.9)
30
(452.6)
38
(569.0)
49
(726.5)
35
(461.3)
53
(694.1)
35
(455.1)
31
(401.6)
30
(387.6)
22
(284.8)
24
(307.1)
15
(188.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(48.0)
8
(124.3)
11
(166.7)
11
(165.9)
2
(29.9)
3
(44.5)
4
(52.7)
1
(13.1)
3
(39.0)
1
(13.0)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.6)
3
(37.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
2
(32.0)
1
(15.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(15.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(12.8)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)46.153.693.586.341.570.360.184.768.792.152.122.073.148.3

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City-data.com crime index in Upton, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 17 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.55
Massachusetts average:

2.53
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Ancestries: Irish (23.5%), English (18.2%), Italian (16.6%), French (11.9%), United States (9.7%), German (8.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1735

Elevation: 301 feet

Land area: 21.5 square miles.

Population density: 351 people per square mile   (very low).

Upton, Massachusetts map

179 residents are foreign born (2.0% Europe, 0.6% Asia).

This town:

3.2%
Massachusetts:

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

1.0% ($2,390)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (11.9 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (28.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (148.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Upton-West Upton, MA (0.4 miles ),
Northbridge, MA (2.2 miles ),
Hopedale, MA (2.2 miles ),
Milford, MA (2.2 miles ),
Grafton, MA (2.2 miles ),
Whitinsville, MA (2.3 miles ),
Hopkinton, MA (2.4 miles ),
Mendon, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.17 N, Longitude: 71.61 W

Area codes: 508, 774

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 28 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $137,600
  • 1999: 42 buildings, average cost: $188,500
  • 2000: 54 buildings, average cost: $209,900
  • 2001: 59 buildings, average cost: $272,000
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $241,100
  • 2003: 43 buildings, average cost: $200,600
  • 2004: 67 buildings, average cost: $161,800
  • 2005: 55 buildings, average cost: $174,100
  • 2006: 48 buildings, average cost: $170,500
  • 2007: 37 buildings, average cost: $171,100
  • 2008: 23 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2009: 19 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2010: 19 buildings, average cost: $171,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $332,800
  • 2013: 11 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2014: 7 buildings, average cost: $317,300
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $175,800
  • 2016: 47 buildings, average cost: $221,900
  • 2017: 30 buildings, average cost: $292,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Upton, MA residents
Average permit cost in Upton, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.9%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Upton, MA
Historical housing units in Upton, MA
Most common industries in Upton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (10.9%)
  • Computer & electronic products (10.0%)
  • Health care (9.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Computer & electronic products (15.9%)
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.8%)
  • Educational services (6.9%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Radio, TV, computer stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (18.1%)
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.5%)
  • Public administration (3.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Upton, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (5.8%)
  • Top executives (5.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Engineers (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Top executives (8.2%)
  • Computer specialists (8.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Engineers (5.0%)
  • Operations specialties managers, except financial managers (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Therapists (3.3%)

Average climate in Upton, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Upton, Massachusetts average temperatures Upton, Massachusetts average precipitation Upton, Massachusetts humidity Upton, Massachusetts wind speed Upton, Massachusetts snowfall Upton, Massachusetts sunshine Upton, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
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 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Upton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 29% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 9.9 miles away from the Upton town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.2 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Upton-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 184.9 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 191.9 miles away from Upton 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 91.7 miles away from Upton 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 222.7 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 36.2 miles away from Upton 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 159.8 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)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Upton topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Upton:

  • UPTON NURSING CENTER, INC (145 MAIN ST PO BOX 1100)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Upton:

  • BEAUMONT N H (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • BEAUMONT REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING CTR - NORTHBRIDGE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • NORTHBRIDGE NURS RETIREMENT HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • NORTHBRIDGE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • NORTHBRIDGE REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; NORTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • KEITH HILL NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; GRAFTON, MA)
  • ST CAMILLUS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; WHITINSVILLE, MA)

Amtrak stations near Upton:

  • 12 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Upton:

  • Blackstone Valley Vocational Regional School District (Full-time enrollment: 9; Location: 65 Pleasant St; Public; Website: www.valleytech.k12.ma.us)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Upton:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 12 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Framingham State University (about 13 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 13 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Worcester State University (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Assumption College (about 15 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)

Public high schools in Upton:

Public elementary/middle school in Upton:

  • MEMORIAL SCHOOL (Location: 69 MAIN STREET, Grades: PK-4)
See full list of schools located in Upton

Library in Upton:

  • UPTON TOWN LIBRARY (Operating income: $199,903; Location: 2 MAIN STREET; 27,856 books; 930 e-books; 1,689 audio materials; 2,581 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 83 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Upton: Upton Department of Emergency Medical Services (A), Upton Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Lakeview Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Lakes: Mill Pond (A), Pratt Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Warren Brook (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Preston Cloud - Paleontologist, Doc Curley - Baseball player.

Worcester 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 Upton and their reported violations in the past:

UPTON DPW WATER/WASTEWATER DIVISION (Population served: 4,368, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-05-2014), St Compliance achieved (SEP-05-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (NOV-19-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-25-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

76.2%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.1%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.5%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%
8 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional) in 2010
36 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Upton (2011 data):

  • UniBank for Savings: Upton Branch at 113 Main Street, branch established on 1994/10/24. Info updated 2008/03/03: Bank assets: $1,263.1 mil, Deposits: $1,151.5 mil, headquarters in Whitinsville, MA, positive income, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Ufs Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Upton:

Marital status in Upton, MA
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 7.2%

For population 25 years and over in Upton:

  • High school or higher: 90.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 44.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Upton, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
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: 135
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
This county:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
Worcester County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Worcester County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

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

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)

Businesses in Upton, MA

  • Dunkin Donuts: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Upton:

  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Upton:

  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHHB (99.9 FM; HOLLISTON, MA; Owner: HOLLISTON HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)

TV broadcast stations around Upton:

  • 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)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
Upton fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Upton fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 46ft / 13.8mTotal length
  • $8,350,000Total costs
  • 77,344Total average daily traffic
  • 1,449Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Upton, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 91950-1959
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Upton, MA

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Upton)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Dpw Garage, 100 Pleasant Street (Lat: 42.158250 Lon: -71.618194), Type: Pole, Structure height: 9 m, Overall height: 13 m, Call Sign: WNSC748,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.120 MHz, 153.755 MHz, Grant Date: 04/16/2015, Expiration Date: 05/08/2025, Registrant: Upton Department Of Public Works, 1 Main Street, Upton, MA 01568, Phone: (508) 529-3067
  • Lat: 42.150167 Lon: -71.637528, Call Sign: WQBI836,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.187 MHz, 457.187 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 457.512 MHz, Grant Date: 10/16/2004, Expiration Date: 10/16/2014, Cancellation Date: 12/20/2014, Certifier: Meredith Rulan, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

4
  • BOS1213, Parcel #8 Adams St (Lat: 42.227528 Lon: -71.631028), Type: Tower, Structure height: 32 m, Call Sign: WQFL256, Licensee ID: L01728370,
    Assigned Frequencies: 17980.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/08/2006, Expiration Date: 08/08/2016, Cancellation Date: 09/09/2013, 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:
  • UPTON, Lat: 42.165556 Lon: -71.607778, Call Sign: WQLI587,
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.343 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Certifier: Ronald San Souci, Registrant: Sensus, 450 N Gallatin Avenue, Uniontown, PA 15401, Phone: (800) 638-3748, Fax: (800) 888-2403, Email:
  • BS33XC018, Hartford Avenue (Lat: 42.161194 Lon: -71.641167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WQPU710,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, Grant Date: 08/20/2012, Expiration Date: 08/20/2022, 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:
  • UPTON, 1.3 Mi Se Of (Lat: 42.160917 Lon: -71.579222), Overall height: 100 m, Call Sign: WGX495, Licensee ID: L00011882,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5945.20 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6004.50 MHz, 6004.50 MHz... (+22 more), Grant Date: 08/08/1991, Expiration Date: 02/01/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/22/2000, Registrant: Mci Worldcom Network Services Inc, 2270 Lakeside Dr, Richardson, TX 75082

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Upton)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1842J , Serial Number: 28-24277, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 02/28/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 05/15/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Charles H Hopkins, 172 South St, Upton, MA 01568
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6772J , Serial Number: 28-24497, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 04/19/1968, Certificate Issue Date: 01/22/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Mark D Maljanion, 33 Church St, Upton, MA 01568
  • Aircraft: BAKER RONALD W RV-8 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360-A4A (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 728WB , Serial Number: 83445, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 06/16/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 09/20/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Brian Jorgensen, 12 Miscoe Hill Rd, Upton, MA 01568
  • Aircraft: ROGER CURTIS F.8L (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 843RC , Serial Number: 547, Certificate Issue Date: 12/12/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Roger S Curtis, 169 Pleasant St, Upton, MA 01568

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 38. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 66 took place in 2002, and the least - 12 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Upton, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (50.4%), and Outside Fires (32.9%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Upton, MA
    • 32350.4%Structure Fires
    • 21132.9%Outside Fires
    • 548.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 538.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Upton, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Upton, MA
  • 73.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.9%Utility gas
  • 5.2%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Upton, MA
  • 36.2%Utility gas
  • 28.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 23.0%Electricity
  • 8.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.1%Other fuel


Upton 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.
  • 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Upton on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: operations specialties managers except financial managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: therapists (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business operations specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: social scientists and related workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper and paper products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: clothing and accessories, including shoe, stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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