For population 25 years and over in Wendell:
For population 15 years and over in Wendell town:
15 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chicopee, MA (27.9 miles , pop. 54,653).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (68.6 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (140.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Erving, MA (2.1 miles ), Orange, MA (2.3 miles ), Millers Falls, MA (2.3 miles ), New Salem, MA (2.5 miles ), Orange, MA (2.5 miles ), Shutesbury, MA (2.6 miles ), Leverett, MA (2.7 miles ), Montague, MA (2.7 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.55 N, Longitude: 72.40 W
Work and jobs in Wendell: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Wendell, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Wendell-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 32% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 12.8 miles away from the Wendell town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 37.8 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Wendell-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 77.2 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 15.2 miles away from Wendell center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 15.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 37.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/6/1992 at 15:38:04, a magnitude 3.4 (3.4 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from Wendell center
On 1/10/1999 at 10:52:16, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, 3.0 LG, Depth: 1.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Franklin County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: James C. Greenough - Educator and college president, Scott Woodward - College football player (Massachusetts Minutemen).
Amtrak station near Wendell:
Operable nuclear power plant near Wendell:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Wendell:
Private high schools in Wendell:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.5 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 3.01. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.19. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 8.34. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Wendell and their reported violations in the past:LAKE GROVE SCHOOL (Population served: 130, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
50 people in religious group quarters in 2000
48 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000
Wendell compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Wendell (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.03%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 26
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 12
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 58
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.21% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,741 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($126 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.50% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,013 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($209 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
Strongest AM radio stations in Wendell:
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TV broadcast stations around Wendell:
Wendell fatal accident list:
Apr 6, 2002 08:20 PM, Lockes Village Rd, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 4 meters (13ft)
Total costs: $1,732,000
Total average daily traffic: 7,600
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 12,003
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Wendell)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:6
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Wendell, MA
Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2013.