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 2015: $54,570 (it was $40,422 in 2000)
Wareham:

$54,570
MA:

$70,628

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $31,727 (it was $21,312 in 2000)

Wareham town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $227,834 (it was $116,800 in 2000)
Wareham:

$227,834
MA:

$352,100

Mean prices in 2015: All housing units: $399,804; Detached houses: $422,192; Townhouses or other attached units: $348,412; In 2-unit structures: $265,483; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $356,821; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $227,127; Mobile homes: $157,740
  • Races in Wareham, MA (2010)

    Wareham races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Wareham: 141.9 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
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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,MA real estate house value index trend

Wareham, Massachusetts map

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

For population 15 years and over in Wareham town:

  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 50.3%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

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

This town:

3.5%
Massachusetts:

12.2%



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Wareham, Massachusetts as of November 23, 2017.
The ratio of number of residents in Wareham to the number of sex offenders is 1,941 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is near the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Wareham town:  1.4% ($1,647)
Massachusetts:  1.3% ($2,336)
Wareham satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 41.76 N, Longitude: 70.69 W

Area code: 508


Crime rates in Wareham by Year
Type 2001 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Murders 0010111021000
per 100,000 0.00.04.80.04.74.74.70.09.14.50.00.00.0
Rapes 81381058127415201310
per 100,000 39.262.038.047.223.337.356.033.018.267.888.657.644.2
Robberies 66101224223020132621913
per 100,000 29.428.647.556.7112.0102.5140.094.359.2117.593.139.857.4
Assaults N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A1221031381111101229287
per 100,000 N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A568.2480.6650.4505.6496.9540.6407.4384.3
Burglaries 194235178194231206212174264244222172112
per 100,000 949.51,121.6846.2916.61,078.2959.4989.2820.11,202.51,102.3983.7761.6494.7
Theft 512386384341406354432515550629554483366
per 100,000 2,505.91,842.21,825.51,611.21,895.11,648.72,015.72,427.22,505.12,841.52,454.92,138.61,616.6
Auto thefts 57705148583637402920302826
per 100,000 279.0334.1242.5226.8270.7167.7172.6188.5132.190.4132.9124.0114.8
Arson 70N/AN/A2346861247
per 100,000 34.30.0N/AN/A9.314.018.728.336.427.153.217.730.9
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 282.6) N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A330.0355.9354.3346.6395.9384.6288.2237.9

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Wareham detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2015, including police officers: 54 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.86
Massachusetts average:

2.54

Wareham tourist attractions:

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

4.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)
  • Customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Wareham, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 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 128.9 miles away from Wareham 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 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 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 Wareham 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 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 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

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.

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.

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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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 10.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.8
U.S.:

9.4
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

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

Wareham travel time to work - commute Wareham mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Wareham town (based on Plymouth County data)

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
This county:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.84 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

16.5%

4.53% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($57,639 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.53%
Massachusetts average:

5.61%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($550 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.06%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Norfolk County, MA  1.27% ($58,709 average AGI)
from Bristol County, MA  0.73% ($45,893)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.57% ($65,505)


4.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,567 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.82%
Massachusetts average:

5.85%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($656 average AGI)
Plymouth County:

0.04%
Massachusetts average:

0.11%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Norfolk County, MA  1.15% ($47,688 average AGI)
to Bristol County, MA  0.79% ($38,878)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.53% ($48,646)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Wareham fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 54Number of bridges
  • 243m797ftTotal length
  • $62,703,000Total costs
  • 1,015,444Total average daily traffic
  • 67,306Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1Before 1900
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 231960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 12000-2009
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 Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

5 (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:

42 (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
    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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): Jack Rosen, 2 Irene Ave, Wareham, MA 02571

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 78
  • Hazardous Condition: 244
  • Service Call: 36
  • Good Intent Call: 9

Incident types - Wareham

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (36%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Electricity (5%)
  • Wood (1%)
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

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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