Walpole, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 5,918.
Population change since 2000: +0.9%
Males: 2,975  (50.3%)
Females: 2,943  (49.7%)
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 02081.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $94,967 (it was $59,744 in 2000)
Walpole:

$94,967
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $47,146 (it was $29,669 in 2000)

Walpole CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $468,597 (it was $224,400 in 2000)
Walpole:

$468,597
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $471,468; detached houses: $517,919; townhouses or other attached units: $322,831; in 2-unit structures: $467,801; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $306,308; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $304,371

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,333.

March 2019 cost of living index in Walpole: 137.3 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 1.1%
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  • Races in Walpole, MA (2010)
    • 5,47392.5%White alone
    • 1843.1%Asian alone
    • 1202.0%Hispanic
    • 831.4%Black alone
    • 430.7%Two or more races
    • 110.2%Other race alone
    • 40.07%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Walpole, Massachusetts as of October 25, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Walpole is 696 to 1.


Crime rates in Walpole 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)
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
(17.8)
6
(25.8)
2
(8.6)
3
(13.0)
5
(21.3)
3
(12.9)
3
(12.4)
6
(24.5)
1
(4.0)
4
(16.0)
5
(19.9)
2
(7.9)
10
(39.5)
3
(11.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.3)
6
(26.0)
7
(29.8)
4
(17.2)
6
(24.8)
1
(4.1)
3
(12.1)
2
(8.0)
10
(39.8)
3
(11.9)
2
(7.9)
4
(15.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(35.6)
12
(51.6)
8
(34.5)
16
(69.2)
11
(46.8)
11
(47.3)
12
(49.6)
6
(24.5)
7
(28.3)
11
(43.9)
26
(103.4)
40
(158.8)
47
(185.7)
35
(138.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(120.2)
33
(141.9)
29
(125.0)
59
(255.3)
36
(153.3)
43
(184.9)
47
(194.1)
37
(151.3)
36
(145.3)
37
(147.6)
33
(131.2)
22
(87.3)
29
(114.6)
34
(134.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
223
(993.1)
220
(946.2)
258
(1,112)
285
(1,233)
370
(1,576)
401
(1,724)
301
(1,243)
326
(1,333)
279
(1,126)
291
(1,161)
189
(751.6)
215
(853.6)
209
(825.7)
220
(872.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
23
(102.4)
18
(77.4)
13
(56.0)
12
(51.9)
9
(38.3)
10
(43.0)
5
(20.6)
11
(45.0)
6
(24.2)
4
(16.0)
19
(75.6)
7
(27.8)
11
(43.5)
8
(31.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(13.0)
1
(4.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(8.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)79.084.972.8103.4112.2110.392.293.369.782.093.884.2115.689.0

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City-data.com crime index in Walpole, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (44 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.75
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (36.4%), Italian (10.4%), Lebanese (6.9%), English (5.2%), Portuguese (4.9%), German (3.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1724

Elevation: 150 feet

Land area: 2.86 square miles.

Population density: 2,073 people per square mile   (low).

Walpole, Massachusetts map

914 residents are foreign born (5.1% Europe, 3.0% Latin America).

This place:

14.5%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $5,987 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $5,365 (1.3%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Brockton, MA (12.2 miles , pop. 94,304).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (14.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (162.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Sharon, MA (1.9 miles ),
Norwood, MA (2.0 miles ),
Medfield, MA (2.1 miles ),
Norfolk, MA (2.2 miles ),
Foxborough, MA (2.3 miles ),
Westwood, MA (2.4 miles ),
Millis-Clicquot, MA (2.4 miles ),
Millis, MA (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 42.14 N, Longitude: 71.25 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +915 (+14.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 642 (19.3%)

Area codes: 508, 774

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 65 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $161,700
  • 1999: 71 buildings, average cost: $190,500
  • 2000: 72 buildings, average cost: $182,300
  • 2001: 81 buildings, average cost: $210,400
  • 2002: 71 buildings, average cost: $191,000
  • 2003: 61 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2004: 57 buildings, average cost: $258,700
  • 2005: 79 buildings, average cost: $316,200
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $282,600
  • 2007: 22 buildings, average cost: $311,100
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $322,600
  • 2009: 46 buildings, average cost: $273,300
  • 2010: 38 buildings, average cost: $305,100
  • 2011: 40 buildings, average cost: $302,000
  • 2012: 34 buildings, average cost: $294,300
  • 2013: 41 buildings, average cost: $331,200
  • 2014: 61 buildings, average cost: $355,000
  • 2015: 25 buildings, average cost: $459,800
  • 2016: 26 buildings, average cost: $297,400
  • 2017: 26 buildings, average cost: $333,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Walpole, MA residents
Average permit cost in Walpole, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Most common industries in Walpole, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.3%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Construction (6.9%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (10.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.2%)
  • Repair & maintenance (5.5%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (23.4%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.3%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.4%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Walpole, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.3%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Top executives (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (14.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (3.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)

Average climate in Walpole, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Walpole, 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 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.228. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.228
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 7.11. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.11
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.438. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.438
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.16. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.16
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0154. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0154
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Walpole-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 43% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Walpole place 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 6.7 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Walpole-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 200.5 miles away from the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.7 miles away from Walpole 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 204.5 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 215.5 miles away from Walpole 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 54.7 miles away from the city center
On 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 76.2 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 Norfolk County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 13

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Snows: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Walpole topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Walpole:

  • WALPOLE AREA VNA (55 WEST STREET PO BX 252)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHAB-HARRINGTON (160 MAIN STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Walpole:

  • EPOCH SENIOR HEALTHCARE OF SHARON (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; SHARON, MA)
  • CARITAS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; NORWOOD, MA)
  • CHARLWELL HOUSE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORWOOD, MA)
  • CHARLWELL HOUSE NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORWOOD, MA)
  • DENNY HOUSE NURSING HOME, INC (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; NORWOOD, MA)
  • CARITAS SOUTHWOOD HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; NORFOLK, MA)
  • NORWOOD HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; NORWOOD, MA)

Amtrak stations near Walpole:

  • 7 miles: ROUTE 128 (WESTWOOD, UNIVERSITY AVE. & RTE. 128) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 13 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
  • 17 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Walpole:

  • Curry College (about 10 miles; Milton, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,586)
  • Stonehill College (about 11 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Babson College (about 11 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 3,230)
  • Wellesley College (about 12 miles; Wellesley, MA; FT enrollment: 2,658)
  • Massachusetts Bay Community College (about 12 miles; Wellesley Hills, MA; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 14 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • Boston College (about 15 miles; Chestnut Hill, MA; FT enrollment: 12,070)

Public high school in Walpole:

  • TEC CONNECTIONS ACADEMY COMMONWEALTH VIRTUAL SCHOO (Location: 141 MANSION DRIVE, Grades: KG-12)

Private high school in Walpole:

  • LEAGUE SCHOOL OF GREATER BOSTON (Students: 82, Location: 300 BOSTON PROVIDENCE TPKE, Grades: UG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Walpole:

  • OLD POST ROAD (Students: 507, Location: 99 OLD POST ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • BIRD MIDDLE (Students: 427, Location: 625 WASHINGTON STREET, Grades: 6-8)

Private elementary/middle school in Walpole:

  • BLESSED SACRAMENT SCHOOL (Students: 442, Location: 808 EAST ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Walpole

Library in Walpole:

  • WALPOLE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $738,220; Location: 65 COMMON ST.; 105,826 books; 4,298 audio materials; 5,739 video materials; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 135 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Population of Walpole is about 22,000, not 5000.
  • Alex Dulski-college football Northeastern University
  • What about Old Post Road and Bird Middle School?

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Walpole: Walpole Station (A), Walpole Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (B), Walpole Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Walpole include: United Church in Walpole (A), Epiphany Episcopal Church (B), Blessed Sacrament Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Old Cemetery (1), Guild Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Diamond Pond (A), Clark Pond (B), Memorial Pond (C), Rainbow Pond (D), Stockwell Ponds (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Walpole: Blackburn Memorial Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: League School of Greater Boston (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 300 Boston Providence Turnpike).

Birthplace of: Charles Farrell - Film actor, Charles O. Gill - Football player and coach, Joe Morgan (manager) - Baseball player and coach, Roscoe Coughlin - Major League Baseball player, Todd Collins - 2005 NFL player (Kansas City Chiefs, born: Nov 5, 1971), Philip K. Allen - Politician, Butch Songin - Football player, Matt Wolff - College basketball player (Boston U. Terriers), Tim Clifford - College basketball player (Holy Cross Crusaders).

Norfolk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

WALPOLE WATER DEPT (Population served: 22,831, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-28-2014), St Compliance achieved (FEB-28-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 14 regular monitoring violations
LONG POINT (Address: 8 WARREN LN , Serves VT, Population served: 300, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif received (SEP-06-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-18-2005), St Boil Water Order (JUL-18-2005), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-18-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUL-18-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-29-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

64.3%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

7.0%


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

Banks with branches in Walpole (2011 data):

  • Dedham Institution for Savings: Walpole Branch at 1428 Main Street, branch established on 1989/02/15; New Pond Village Branch at 180 Main Street, branch established on 1994/02/10. Info updated 2011/11/08: Bank assets: $1,085.4 mil, Deposits: $938.2 mil, headquarters in Dedham, MA, positive income, 13 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Walpole Branch at 979 Main Street, branch established on 1943/06/20. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Walpole Co-operative Bank: Walpole Co-Operative Bank at 982 Main Street, branch established on 1912/01/01. Info updated 2011/06/23: Bank assets: $356.4 mil, Deposits: $270.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1 total offices
  • TD Bank, National Association: Walpole Banking Center Branch at 950 East Street, branch established on 1980/04/12. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Walpole Branch at 931 Main Street, branch established on 1999/12/28. 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.
  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Walpole Stop And Shop Branch at 565 Main Street, branch established on 2002/11/07. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited

For population 15 years and over in Walpole:

Marital status in Walpole, MA
  • Never married: 29.4%
  • Now married: 55.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Walpole:

  • High school or higher: 91.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 43.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Massachusetts average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Walpole, MA (based on Norfolk County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic355,32152
Mainline Protestant33,086115
Other30,59375
Evangelical Protestant11,32389
Orthodox3,5399
None236,988-
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: 108
Here:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 6
This county:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 134
This county:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 103
This county:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 556
Norfolk County:

8.48 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.1%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Norfolk County:

19.1%
State:

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

12.9%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Walpole:

52.7%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

49.7%
State:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Walpole:

28.1
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Walpole:

18.5%
Massachusetts:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

8.8%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Walpole:

34.4%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

58.2%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Walpole:

78.0%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Walpole, MA Residents

7.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($91,666 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.30%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,409 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.05%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  2.01% ($93,487 average AGI)
from Middlesex County, MA  1.26% ($105,279)
from Plymouth County, MA  0.76% ($61,444)


7.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($106,200 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.90%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.09% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,548 average AGI)
Norfolk County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.59% ($142,190 average AGI)
to Middlesex County, MA  1.30% ($104,103)
to Plymouth County, MA  1.12% ($73,217)
Businesses in Walpole, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2LA Fitness1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Applebee's1McDonald's1
Barnes & Noble1Old Navy1
Bath & Body Works1Panda Express1
CVS1Penske1
Circle K1Starbucks1
Dunkin Donuts5Stop & Shop1
FedEx6UPS6
Ford1Walmart1
GameStop1

Strongest AM radio stations in Walpole:

  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIS (1170 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NORFOLK, MA; Owner: DISCUSSION RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • WNTN (1550 AM; 10 kW; NEWTON, MA; Owner: COLT COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Walpole:

  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WHRB (95.3 FM; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: HARVARD RADIO BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGAO (88.3 FM; FRANKLIN, MA; Owner: DEAN COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Walpole:

  • 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.)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, 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)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
Walpole fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Walpole fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 233ft / 71.4mTotal length
  • $40,242,000Total costs
  • 560,634Total average daily traffic
  • 33,611Total average daily truck traffic
  • 697,263Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Walpole, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 131960-1969
  • 11980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Walpole, MA
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Walpole)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Walpole, MA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 81 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Walpole)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Walpole)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED6$302,23822$290,401120$254,6528$138,9092$223,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$400,8106$278,0051$109,2400$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$344,49019$298,3661$89,6501$117,910
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$216,9804$270,66018$287,2130$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$02$271,0354$205,9601$207,1900$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 4111.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$326,2232$300,230
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$407,5901$257,290
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$210,9500$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$223,0100$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 4111.00

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

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 95. The highest number of reported fires - 131 took place in 2002, and the least - 56 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Walpole, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (58.4%), and Outside Fires (31.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Walpole, MA
    • 94358.4%Structure Fires
    • 50231.1%Outside Fires
    • 1428.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 291.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Walpole, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Walpole, Massachusetts:

  • Home2 Suites-Walpole-Foxboro, 2375 Providence Hwy, Walpole, Massachusetts 02081 , Phone: (508) 668-8500, Fax: (508) 668-8502
  • Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boston Walpole, 630 Providence Hwy, Walpole, Massachusetts 02081 , Phone: (508) 734-3526
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Walpole, Massachusetts
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Walpole, MA
  • 53.9%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Walpole, MA
  • 38.3%Utility gas
  • 37.7%Electricity
  • 18.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%No fuel used


Walpole 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.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

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  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
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  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: business and financial operations occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: life, physical, and social science occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 (02081) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Irish first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Nitrogen Dioxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
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