Wareham, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 21,822.
Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 10,498  (48.1%)
Females: 11,324  (51.9%)
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 02571.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $63,168 (it was $40,422 in 2000)
Wareham:

$63,168
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $35,595 (it was $21,312 in 2000)

Wareham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $246,809 (it was $116,800 in 2000)
Wareham:

$246,809
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $430,018; detached houses: $453,048; townhouses or other attached units: $405,599; in 2-unit structures: $310,433; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $313,904; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $269,852; mobile homes: $134,291
March 2019 cost of living index in Wareham: 141.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Wareham, MA (2010)
    • 18,59485.2%White alone
    • 8714.0%Two or more races
    • 8503.9%Other race alone
    • 7283.3%Black alone
    • 5022.3%Hispanic
    • 1470.7%Asian alone
    • 1250.6%American Indian alone
    • 50.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Wareham, Massachusetts as of July 02, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Wareham is 1,212 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is near the state average.


Crime rates in Wareham by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
1
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(9.1)
1
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
10
(47.2)
5
(23.3)
8
(37.3)
12
(56.0)
7
(33.0)
4
(18.2)
15
(67.8)
20
(88.6)
13
(57.6)
10
(44.2)
11
(49.1)
9
(39.6)
17
(74.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
12
(56.7)
24
(112.0)
22
(102.5)
30
(140.0)
20
(94.3)
13
(59.2)
26
(117.5)
21
(93.1)
9
(39.8)
13
(57.4)
15
(66.9)
6
(26.4)
15
(65.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
N/AN/A122
(568.2)
103
(480.6)
138
(650.4)
111
(505.6)
110
(496.9)
122
(540.6)
92
(407.4)
87
(384.3)
97
(432.6)
114
(501.3)
128
(562.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
194
(916.6)
231
(1,078)
206
(959.4)
212
(989.2)
174
(820.1)
264
(1,202)
244
(1,102)
222
(983.7)
172
(761.6)
112
(494.7)
90
(401.4)
75
(329.8)
57
(250.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
341
(1,611)
406
(1,895)
354
(1,649)
432
(2,016)
515
(2,427)
550
(2,505)
629
(2,842)
554
(2,455)
483
(2,139)
366
(1,617)
330
(1,472)
326
(1,433)
299
(1,314)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
48
(226.8)
58
(270.7)
36
(167.7)
37
(172.6)
40
(188.5)
29
(132.1)
20
(90.4)
30
(132.9)
28
(124.0)
26
(114.8)
26
(116.0)
24
(105.5)
28
(123.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/A2
(9.3)
3
(14.0)
4
(18.7)
6
(28.3)
8
(36.4)
6
(27.1)
12
(53.2)
4
(17.7)
7
(30.9)
4
(17.8)
2
(8.8)
2
(8.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)N/AN/A330.0355.9354.3346.6395.9384.6288.2237.9242.1228.7272.1

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City-data.com crime index in Wareham, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 55 (45 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.98
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (22.4%), English (16.0%), Italian (12.5%), Portuguese (9.0%), French (8.6%), Subsaharan African (7.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1739

Elevation: 20 feet

Land area: 35.8 square miles.

Population density: 610 people per square mile   (low).

Wareham, Massachusetts map

707 residents are foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.7% Africa, 0.6% North America).

This town:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

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

1.4% ($1,647)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: New Bedford, MA (14.8 miles , pop. 93,768).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (43.9 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (177.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Onset, MA (1.3 miles ),
Wareham Center, MA (1.4 miles ),
Weweantic, MA (1.7 miles ),
White Island Shores, MA (1.8 miles ),
Buzzards Bay, MA (2.0 miles ),
West Wareham, MA (2.0 miles ),
Bourne, MA (2.1 miles ),
Monument Beach, MA (2.2 miles )

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 70.69 W

Area code: 508

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

Wareham tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 1998: 87 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1999: 88 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 112 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 2001: 101 buildings, average cost: $105,000
  • 2002: 114 buildings, average cost: $100,300
  • 2003: 117 buildings, average cost: $134,800
  • 2004: 116 buildings, average cost: $155,200
  • 2005: 112 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2006: 87 buildings, average cost: $179,100
  • 2007: 71 buildings, average cost: $187,200
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $181,200
  • 2009: 20 buildings, average cost: $225,000
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $165,300
  • 2011: 43 buildings, average cost: $164,900
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $167,400
  • 2013: 19 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2014: 31 buildings, average cost: $181,800
  • 2015: 24 buildings, average cost: $201,500
  • 2016: 27 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2017: 32 buildings, average cost: $263,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Wareham, MA residents
Average permit cost in Wareham, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Wareham, MA
Historical housing units in Wareham, MA
Most common industries in Wareham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Educational services (6.4%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.0%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Public administration (7.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Wareham, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Carpenters (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.3%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.9%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.8%)

Average climate in Wareham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.6. This is better than average.

City:

53.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.6
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Wareham-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Massachusetts state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the Wareham town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 56.8 miles away from the town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Wareham-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 239.4 miles away from Wareham 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 128.9 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 242.8 miles away from Wareham 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 184.6 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 91.2 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 77.8 miles away from Wareham 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 Plymouth County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 9

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 7, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Wareham topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Wareham:

  • HOSPICE SERVICES OF MASSACHUSETTS (577 MAIN STREET)
  • LIGHTHOUSE HOSPICE ASSOCIATION, INC (166 MAIN STREET, P O BOX 448)
  • KINDRED TRANSITIONAL CARE AND REHABILITA-FORESTVIEW (50 INDIAN NECK ROAD)
  • ROLAND THATCHER NURSING HOME (MAIN ST)
  • TCU-TOBEY HOSPITAL (43 HIGH STREET)
  • TREMONT HEALTH CARE CENTER (605 MAIN STREET)

Airports and heliports located in Wareham:

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Operable nuclear power plant near Wareham:

  • 14 miles: Pilgrim in Plymouth, MA.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wareham:

  • Cape Cod Community College (about 19 miles; West Barnstable, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,491)
  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 19 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; FT enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bridgewater State University (about 22 miles; Bridgewater, MA; FT enrollment: 9,802)
  • Bristol Community College (about 23 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Massasoit Community College (about 27 miles; Brockton, MA; FT enrollment: 5,442)
  • Stonehill College (about 29 miles; Easton, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • Roger Williams University (about 31 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)

Public high schools in Wareham:

  • WAREHAM COOPERATIVE JUNIOR/SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 27 DEPOT STREET, Grades: 7-12)
  • WEST ACADEMY (Location: 27 DEPOT STREET, Grades: 7-12)

Library in Wareham:

  • WAREHAM FREE LIBRARY (Operating income: $661,301; Location: 59 MARION ROAD; 96,223 books; 523 e-books; 4,727 audio materials; 3,818 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 122 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Tobey Hospital is a full service hospital, located on High Street in Wareham Center. They are part of Southcoast facilities serving Southeastern Massachusetts.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Wareham: Cranberry Plaza (A), Little Harbor Golf Course (B), Onset Town Wharf (C), Point Independence Yacht Club (D), Wareham Country Club (E), Wareham Emergency Medical Services (F), Wareham Fire Department Station 2 (G), Wareham Fire Department Station 4 (H), Wareham Fire Department Station 3 (I), Onset Fire Station 2 (J), Wareham Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (K), Onset Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (L), John William Decas School Library Media Center (M), Kendrick House Museum (N), Stillman Library (O), Wareham Town Hall (P), Fearing Tavern (Q). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cranberry Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Wareham include: Wesley United Methodist Church (A), Tabernacle of Praise Church (B), South Shore Community Church (C), Saint Patricks Church (D), Hebron Tabernacle Church (E), First Congregational Church (F), Feed My Lambs Fellowship Church (G), Church of the Nazarene (H), Church of the Good Shepherd (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Centre Cemetery (1), Saint Patricks Cemetery (2), Long Neck Cemetery (3), Agawam Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Mosquito Pond (A), Dicks Pond (B), Cedar Ponds (C), Cedar Pond (D), Bartlett Pond (E), Black Jonny Pond (F), Popes Pond (G), Beaver Dam Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rose Brook (A), Red Brook (B), Agawam River (C), Stony Run (D), Maple Springs Brook (E), Gibbs Brook (F), Wankinco River (G), Cohackett Brook (H), Beaverdam Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: Little Harbor Beach (A), Indian Mound Beach (B), Parkwood Beach (C), Minot Forest Beach (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Captain John Kendrick Maritme Museum Curator's OFC (102 Main Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Briarwood Beach Motel (Route 6) (1), Bridge View Hotel (4 South Water) (2), Silver Lake Motel (3026 Cranbrry Highway Rou) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Massachusetts Commonwealth - Trial Court- Superior Court Dept- Wareham District C (2200 Cranberry Highway) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Geena Davis - (born 1956), actress, Pebbles (radio personality) - Radio personality, Samuel T. Wellman - Businessman, Skipp Sudduth - Film actor, Stephen Cooper - 2005 NFL player (San Diego Chargers, born: Jun 19, 1979), Brandon Westgate - Skateboarder.

Plymouth 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 Wareham and their reported violations in the past:

WAREHAM FIRE DISTRICT (Population served: 20,283, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In OCT-2011, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JAN-31-2012), St Compliance achieved (JAN-31-2012)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-30-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-09-2009), St Compliance achieved (JUN-09-2009)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-22-2008)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2008, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-22-2008)
  • 3 other older health violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.5%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

8.7%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

10.7%
Whole state:

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

3.9%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Wareham in 2010:

  • 170 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 40 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 10 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 7 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Wareham in 2000:

  • 255 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 14 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Banks with branches in Wareham (2011 data):

  • TD Bank, National Association: Wareham Drive-In Branch at 242 Main Street, branch established on 1972/05/22; Wareham Branch at 237 Main Street, branch established on 1833/01/01. 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
  • Rockland Trust Company: Wareham Plaza Branch at 2995 Cranberry Highway, branch established on 1973/04/09. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $4,974.4 mil, Deposits: $3,903.9 mil, headquarters in Rockland, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 67 total offices, Holding Company: Independent Bank Corp.
  • Mayflower Co-operative Bank: Wareham Branch at 2420 Cranberry Highway, branch established on 1982/07/01. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $248.0 mil, Deposits: $222.9 mil, headquarters in Middleboro, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mayflower Bancorp, Inc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Wareham Branch at 261 Main Street, branch established on 1982/05/01. 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.
  • Eastern Bank: Wareham Branch at 226 Main Street, branch established on 1847/03/12. Info updated 2011/03/30: Bank assets: $7,812.9 mil, Deposits: $6,295.8 mil, headquarters in Boston, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 94 total offices, Holding Company: Eastern Bank Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Wareham:

Marital status in Wareham, MA
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Wareham:

  • High school or higher: 82.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 16.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Wareham, MA (based on Plymouth County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic165,98535
Mainline Protestant23,72491
Evangelical Protestant13,15996
Other6,12943
Orthodox1,1403
Black Protestant6115
None284,171-
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: 85
Plymouth County:

1.74 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 139
Here:

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
This county:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 361
Plymouth County:

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.9%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Plymouth County:

21.7%
Massachusetts:

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

16.3%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

5.21% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($78,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.21%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($973 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.54% ($73,217 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.77% ($54,989)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.74% ($92,003)


5.05% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($66,980 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.05%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($432 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.04% ($61,444 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.94% ($49,456)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($68,598)
Businesses in Wareham, MA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Old Navy1
Ann Taylor1Payless1
Bath & Body Works1Penske1
CVS2Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Curves1Red Robin1
Decora Cabinetry2Rite Aid1
DressBarn1Rue211
Dressbarn1Shaw's1
Dunkin Donuts4Sprint Nextel1
Famous Footwear1Staples1
FedEx2Starbucks1
Ford1T-Mobile1
GNC1T.J.Maxx1
GameStop1Target1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
JCPenney1UPS3
Justice1Vans1
Lowe's1Verizon Wireless2
MasterBrand Cabinets2YMCA1
Nike3

Strongest AM radio stations in Wareham:

  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPLM (1390 AM; 5 kW; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Wareham:

  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WPLM-FM (99.1 FM; PLYMOUTH, MA; Owner: PLYMOUTH ROCK BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WTWV (101.1 FM; MASHPEE, MA; Owner: BOCH BROADCASTING, L.P.)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFPB-FM (91.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WPXC (102.9 FM; HYANNIS, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQRC (99.9 FM; BARNSTABLE, MA; Owner: SANDAB COMMUNICATION LTD. PNR/SHP II)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WATD-FM (95.9 FM; MARSHFIELD, MA; Owner: MARSHFIELD BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Wareham:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WDPX (Channel 58; VINEYARD HAVEN, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • 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.)
  • WMPX-LP (Channel 67; DENNIS, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Wareham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 466ft / 142mTotal length
  • $87,815,000Total costs
  • 974,376Total average daily traffic
  • 62,695Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Wareham, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 231960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Wareham, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

45 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Wareham)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-151 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 80 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6993J , Serial Number: 28-7615423, Year manufactured: 1976, Certificate Issue Date: 03/09/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Maureen A Cannon, 215 Charge Pond Rd, Wareham, MA 02571
  • Aircraft: SCRIVNER GARY SKY STAR KITFOX IV (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912ULS2 (100 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7076N , Serial Number: 1770, Year manufactured: 2013, Airworthiness Date: 05/18/2013, Certificate Issue Date: 02/14/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Markham R Scott, 16 Indian Neck Rd, Wareham, MA 02571
  • Aircraft: ROSEN JACK RV9A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 99552 , Serial Number: 91471, Year manufactured: 2008, Airworthiness Date: 04/09/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Jack Rosen, 2 Irene Ave, Wareham, MA 02571

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 97. The highest number of fires - 149 took place in 2011, and the least - 56 in 2004. The data has a constant trend.
    Fire incident types in Wareham, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (41.2%), and Outside Fires (36.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Wareham, MA
    • 67841.2%Structure Fires
    • 60536.8%Outside Fires
    • 28517.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 764.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wareham, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Wareham, MA
  • 47.5%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Electricity
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Wareham, MA
  • 60.2%Utility gas
  • 24.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.0%Electricity
  • 5.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%Other fuel


Wareham compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage 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.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Wareham on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: air transportation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bus drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: cooks and food preparation workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #84 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: water transportation (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: motor vehicle and parts dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #39 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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