Webster, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 11,412.
Population change since 2000: -1.6%
Males: 5,217  (45.7%)
Females: 6,195  (54.3%)
Median resident age:

39.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.5 years

Zip codes: 01570.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $47,298 (it was $32,163 in 2000)
Webster:

$47,298
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $29,160 (it was $18,524 in 2000)

Webster CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $215,063 (it was $109,100 in 2000)
Webster:

$215,063
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $218,752; detached houses: $216,253; townhouses or other attached units: $269,443; in 2-unit structures: $206,989; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $224,409; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $402,271; mobile homes: $144,498

Median gross rent in 2017: $836.

March 2019 cost of living index in Webster: 128.2 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.8%
(14.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 58.0% for Black residents, 18.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.9% for other race residents, 19.8% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Webster, MA (2010)
    • 9,61284.2%White alone
    • 1,0128.9%Hispanic
    • 3793.3%Black alone
    • 2181.9%Two or more races
    • 1111.0%Asian alone
    • 420.4%Other race alone
    • 380.3%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Webster, Massachusetts as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Webster is 452 to 1.


Crime rates in Webster by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2010

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(17.8)
8
(47.2)
3
(17.8)
7
(41.9)
6
(35.3)
9
(53.3)
10
(59.3)
15
(88.9)
14
(83.1)
6
(35.5)
16
(93.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
8
(47.5)
17
(100.3)
11
(65.1)
19
(113.6)
23
(135.5)
21
(124.5)
8
(47.4)
6
(35.6)
9
(53.4)
11
(65.2)
10
(58.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
58
(344.6)
55
(324.4)
61
(361.2)
70
(418.6)
83
(489.0)
92
(545.3)
63
(373.5)
86
(509.8)
98
(581.9)
106
(627.9)
81
(475.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
106
(629.7)
102
(601.7)
74
(438.2)
93
(556.2)
111
(653.9)
85
(503.8)
78
(462.4)
87
(515.8)
56
(332.5)
51
(302.1)
52
(305.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
188
(1,117)
175
(1,032)
250
(1,481)
317
(1,896)
418
(2,463)
319
(1,891)
251
(1,488)
244
(1,447)
209
(1,241)
186
(1,102)
129
(756.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
35
(207.9)
33
(194.7)
28
(165.8)
26
(155.5)
25
(147.3)
22
(130.4)
18
(106.7)
19
(112.6)
27
(160.3)
15
(88.8)
25
(146.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(29.7)
3
(17.7)
1
(5.9)
7
(41.9)
4
(23.6)
8
(47.4)
4
(23.7)
9
(53.4)
6
(35.6)
4
(23.7)
1
(5.9)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)202.8231.7221.0278.5322.8310.4236.8286.8284.6245.9262.7

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City-data.com crime index in Webster, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (32 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.88
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Polish (11.8%), French (11.0%), American (7.4%), Italian (6.3%), Irish (4.4%), French Canadian (4.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1832

Elevation: 460 feet

Land area: 2.90 square miles.

Population density: 3,932 people per square mile   (average).

Webster, Massachusetts map

1,368 residents are foreign born (3.0% Latin America, 2.5% Africa, 2.4% Europe).

This place:

11.1%
Massachusetts:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,357 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,760 (1.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (15.6 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (44.5 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (132.8 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Dudley, MA (1.5 miles ),
Quinebaug, CT (2.0 miles ),
Oxford, MA (2.1 miles ),
Thompson, CT (2.1 miles ),
North Grosvenor Dale, CT (2.2 miles ),
Douglas, MA (2.7 miles ),
Charlton, MA (2.8 miles ),
Southbridge Town, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.05 N, Longitude: 71.88 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -743 (-6.0%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,402 (25.2%)

Area codes: 508, 774

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $145,800
  • 1998: 34 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 1999: 41 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $156,800
  • 2001: 61 buildings, average cost: $166,700
  • 2002: 86 buildings, average cost: $227,700
  • 2003: 57 buildings, average cost: $227,300
  • 2004: 44 buildings, average cost: $233,700
  • 2005: 61 buildings, average cost: $238,100
  • 2006: 38 buildings, average cost: $241,300
  • 2007: 20 buildings, average cost: $251,300
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $238,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $203,800
  • 2010: 13 buildings, average cost: $191,100
  • 2011: 5 buildings, average cost: $208,400
  • 2012: 9 buildings, average cost: $183,400
  • 2013: 9 buildings, average cost: $221,800
  • 2014: 19 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2015: 17 buildings, average cost: $166,000
  • 2016: 19 buildings, average cost: $166,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Webster, MA residents
Average permit cost in Webster, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.4%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Historical population in Webster, MA
Historical housing units in Webster, MA
Most common industries in Webster, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.9%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.9%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (20.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (12.9%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Social assistance (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.4%)
Most common occupations in Webster, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.7%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (4.3%)
  • Registered nurses (4.0%)

Average climate in Webster, Massachusetts

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Webster, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Webster-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 24% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.2 miles away from the Webster 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 10.0 miles away from the place center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Webster-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 181.4 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 192.5 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 101.3 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 219.4 miles away from Webster 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 29.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 148.8 miles away from Webster center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

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

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

Main business address for: COMMERCE GROUP INC /MA (FIRE, MARINE & CASUALTY INSURANCE).

Hospitals and medical centers in Webster:

  • HUBBARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (provides emergency services, 340 THOMPSON ROAD)
  • LANESSA EXTENDED CARE FACILITY (751 SCHOOL STREET)
  • OAKWOOD REHABILITATION AND NURSING CENTER (11 PONTIAC AVENUE)
  • TCU-HUBBARD HOSPITAL (340 THOMPSON ROAD - 1ST FLOOR)
  • WEBSTER HOUSE LTC FACILITY (749 SCHOOL ST)
  • WEBSTER MANOR LONG TERM CARE FACILITY (745 SCHOOL STREET)
  • SOUTH COUNTY DIALYSIS CENTER (336 THOMPSON ROAD SUITE 1)
  • VNA OF SOUTHERN WORC CNTY (534 SCHOOL ST PO BOX 368)

Heliports located in Webster:

Amtrak station near Webster:

  • 16 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Webster:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 14 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 15 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester State University (about 16 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • Bryant University (about 20 miles; Smithfield, RI; FT enrollment: 3,440)

Public high school in Webster:

Public elementary/middle schools in Webster:

  • PARK AVENUE ELEMENTARY (Students: 466, Location: 58 PARK AVENUE, Grades: PK-2)
  • WEBSTER MIDDLE SCHOOL (Location: 75 POLAND STREET, Grades: 3-6)

Private elementary/middle schools in Webster:

  • ST LOUIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 227, Location: 48 NEGUS ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST ANNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 149, Location: 12 DAY ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • ST JOSEPH SCHOOL (Students: 125, Location: 47 WHITCOMB ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Webster

Library in Webster:

  • CHESTER C. CORBIN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $463,877; Location: 2 LAKE ST.; 33,854 books; 930 e-books; 2,528 audio materials; 2,379 video materials; 8 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 65 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • new Webster Middle School replaces Anthony J. Sitkowski Elementary School in Fall, 2005.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Webster: Webster Emergency Medical Services (A), Webster Fire Department (B), Webster Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), Chester C Corbin Public Library (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Mammoth Mart Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Main business address in Webster: COMMERCE GROUP INC /MA (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Webster include: Saint Louis Church (A), Saint Joseph Church (B), Saint Anne Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Faith Assembly of God Church (E), Emanuel Lutheran Church (F), Church of Reconciliation (G), Christ Federated United Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Lily Pond (A), French River Reservoir (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Park in Webster: Main Street Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Richard Lindzen - Physicist, William Slater Brown - Centenarian, Frank Gilmore - Baseball player, George Derby (baseball) - Baseball player, George R. Stobbs - Politician, Mike Sullivan (outfielder) - Baseball player, Lyman T. Tingier - Politician.

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

WEBSTER WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 15,667, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAY-2014, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (JUN-24-2014), St Compliance achieved (JUN-24-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (NOV-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (NOV-07-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-26-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JAN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (MAR-26-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-04-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-24-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-24-2010)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-23-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (FEB-27-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2011, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (FEB-29-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JUL-01-2009, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2009 and SEP-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (DEC-14-2009), St Compliance achieved (AUG-25-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (SEP-03-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-07-2009)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 5 regular monitoring violations
  • 5 other older monitoring violations
TORIA HEIGHTS CONDOMINIUM (Address: 35 EAST MAIN ST , Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 28 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:

2.3 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

57.0%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

10.5%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Webster in 2010:

  • 299 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 6 people in other noninstitutional facilities
259 people in nursing homes in 2000
8 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Banks with branches in Webster (2011 data):

  • Hometown Bank, A Cooperative Bank: at 218 Main Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/04/11: Bank assets: $301.7 mil, Deposits: $250.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • Webster Five Cents Savings Bank: at 136 Thompson Road, branch established on 1868/03/15. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $558.9 mil, Deposits: $465.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Webfive Mhc
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Webster Branch at 206 Main Street, branch established on 1965/10/01. 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.
  • Commerce Bank & Trust Company: Webster Branch at 25 Worcester Road, branch established on 1972/04/10. Info updated 2006/10/06: Bank assets: $1,410.8 mil, Deposits: $1,187.6 mil, headquarters in Worcester, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares Corp.
  • Southbridge Savings Bank: Webster Branch at 86 Worcester Road, branch established on 1998/10/16. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $419.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, headquarters in Southbridge, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Green Valley Bancorp, Mhc
  • First Niagara Bank, National Association: Webster Lake Branch at 115 East Main Street, branch established on 2003/09/15. Info updated 2011/06/09: Bank assets: $32,750.6 mil, Deposits: $19,595.4 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 351 total offices, Holding Company: First Niagara Financial Group, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Webster:

Marital status in Webster, MA
  • Never married: 35.9%
  • Now married: 38.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.4%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Webster:

  • High school or higher: 79.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 18.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.7
Massachusetts average:

12.7

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

24.0%
State:

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

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Webster:

50.8%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.5%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.8
Massachusetts:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

19.6%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Webster:

12.0%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.9%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

56.9%
State:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.7%
State:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Webster, MA Residents

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

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

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

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

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


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

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

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

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Webster, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AT&T1Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Nike2
Burger King1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Curves1Shaw's1
Domino's Pizza1Subaru1
Dunkin Donuts4Subway2
Fashion Bug1T-Mobile1
FedEx2Taco Bell1
Ford1U-Haul1
GNC1UPS1
H&R Block1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Webster:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WGFP (940 AM; 1 kW; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1 kW; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Webster:

  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WWKX (106.3 FM; WOONSOCKET, RI; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, 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)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WNRC (95.1 FM; DUDLEY, MA; Owner: NICHOLS COLLEGE)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Webster:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Webster fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 82ft / 25.1mTotal length
  • $7,003,000Total costs
  • 102,389Total average daily traffic
  • 14,532Total average daily truck traffic
  • 166,933Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Off Douglas Road (Lat: 42.053611 Lon: -71.817778), Type: Tower, Structure height: 207 m, Overall height: 213 m, Call Sign: WPPV564,
    Assigned Frequencies: 936.725 MHz, 937.225 MHz, Grant Date: 01/06/2015, Expiration Date: 01/31/2025, Certifier: Michael Jj Umano, Registrant: Industrial Communications, 40 Lone Street, Marshfield, MA 02050, Phone: (781) 319-1011, Fax: (781) 837-4000, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Tower St (Lat: 42.050194 Lon: -71.867722), Type: Tank, Structure height: 30.5 m, Overall height: 35 m, Call Sign: KAR464,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.860 MHz, Grant Date: 12/08/2011, Expiration Date: 03/05/2022, Registrant: Webster Fire Department, 55 Thompson Rd., Webster, MA 01570, Phone: (508) 949-3875, Email:
  • 340 Thompson Rd Rt 193 (Lat: 42.038417 Lon: -71.859528), Structure height: 21 m, Call Sign: WNZP236,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.175 MHz, Grant Date: 06/01/2012, Expiration Date: 06/01/2022, Registrant: Harrington Healthcare, 100 South Street, Southbridge, MA 01550, Phone: (508) 765-8160, Fax: (508) 764-2435, Email:
  • Old Worcester Rd (Lat: 42.065917 Lon: -71.864528), Call Sign: KUM560, Licensee ID: L00474281,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.805 MHz, Grant Date: 11/20/1996, Expiration Date: 02/03/2002, Cancellation Date: 10/13/2002, Registrant: Cams Oil Service Inc, Old Worcester Rd, Webster, MA 01570, Phone: (508) 943-0415
  • 2.45 Miles E (Lat: 42.055917 Lon: -71.817028), Call Sign: WSY386, Licensee ID: L00009124,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 06/24/1999, Expiration Date: 06/24/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/29/2004, Registrant: Mobil Oil Telcom Ltd, Fannin Bldg Rm 1619, Houston, TX 77210-4276, Phone: (713) 656-1827, Fax: (713) 656-1513, Email:
  • 2 Worcester Rd Cor Rts 12 & 16 (Lat: 42.060917 Lon: -71.862861), Structure height: 8 m, Call Sign: WPDF810,
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.500 MHz, Grant Date: 07/08/1998, Expiration Date: 09/20/2003, Cancellation Date: 11/23/2003, Registrant: Cranston Print Works Co, 2 Worcester Rd, Webster, MA 01570-1652, Phone: (508) 943-0520

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Webster)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1695T , Serial Number: 28-7125012, Year manufactured: 1970, Airworthiness Date: 08/21/1970, Certificate Issue Date: 04/15/1988
    Registrant (Individual): Gordon Marko, 3 Deslauriers Ave, Webster, MA 01570
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-161 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 108 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2972C , Serial Number: 28-8016003, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 07/24/1979, Certificate Issue Date: 11/09/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Tarcisio D Nunes, 37 Brookside Ave, Webster, MA 01570
  • Aircraft: CESSNA A152 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-235 SERIES (115 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4799A , Serial Number: A1520893, Year manufactured: 1979, Airworthiness Date: 08/15/1979
    Registrant (Individual): Pending Registration, Po Box 1252, Webster, MA 01570
  • Aircraft: COMMANDER AIRCRAFT CO 114-B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING IO-540 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 68CA , Serial Number: 14560, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 11/10/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 07/30/1999
    Registrant (Individual): Robert Gomes, 86 Union Point Rd, Webster, MA 01570
  • Aircraft: PZL WARSZAWA-OKECE PZL-104 WILGA 35 (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 86PL , Serial Number: 48043, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/2004, Certificate Issue Date: 04/13/2005
    Registrant (Individual): John A Lipski, Po Box 297, Webster, MA 01570

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED24$157,67628$133,04195$173,73312$74,3414$336,00016$187,7631$38,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$194,6332$82,8956$163,6732$40,2500$03$112,2630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED5$137,6384$138,63034$180,5733$46,3331$290,0002$92,5000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$151,7003$168,81726$179,9281$137,0001$70,0003$119,6700$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$99,5806$150,8630$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7542.00 , 7543.00, 7544.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 2 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$120,2033$217,193
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$191,8874$224,498
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$177,190

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7542.00 , 7543.00, 7544.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Webster, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Webster, 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 58. The highest number of fires - 100 took place in 2015, and the least - 4 in 2005. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Webster, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.2%), and Outside Fires (28.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Webster, MA
    • 49550.2%Structure Fires
    • 27928.3%Outside Fires
    • 12612.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 868.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Webster, MA
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Webster, MA
  • 52.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 28.1%Utility gas
  • 11.7%Electricity
  • 3.1%Other fuel
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Webster, MA
  • 58.4%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 18.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel


Webster compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Webster on our top lists:

  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Greece (population 500+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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