For population 25 years and over in West Newbury:
For population 15 years and over in West Newbury town:
118 residents are foreign born (1.0% North America, 0.8% Latin America, 0.6% Europe, 0.3% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Haverhill, MA (5.8 miles , pop. 58,969).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (33.0 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (209.6 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
Nearest cities: Merrimac, MA (1.8 miles ), Groveland, MA (2.0 miles ), Georgetown, MA (2.1 miles ), Amesbury Town, MA (2.1 miles ), Amesbury, MA (2.2 miles ), Newburyport, MA (2.3 miles ), Haverhill, MA (2.4 miles ), Newbury, MA (2.5 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.79 N, Longitude: 70.97 W
Area code: 978
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in West Newbury detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 11 (7 officers).
Work and jobs in West Newbury: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in West Newbury, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
West Newbury-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 21% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 12.4 miles away from the West Newbury town center injured 5 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
On 9/29/1974, a category F3 tornado 16.5 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:West Newbury-area historical earthquake activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 67% 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 58.4 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, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 48.2 miles away from West Newbury center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/21/1996 at 07:54:14, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 98.2 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 47.9 miles away from West Newbury 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 3.4 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 Essex County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 10
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 9, Hurricanes: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Water Main Break: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Local government website: WWW.WESTNEWBURY.COM
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 7.26. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 27.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.85. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.18. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.200. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.8. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.5 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in West Newbury and their reported violations in the past:WEST NEWBURY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 2700, Purch_surface_water):
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Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
5 people in religious group quarters in 2000
West Newbury compared to Massachusetts state average:
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Religion statistics for West Newbury town (based on Essex County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 64.47%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 145
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 144
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 95
Number of full-service restaurants: 557
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5.06% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($54,508 average adjusted gross income)
0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($565 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
5.73% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($52,620 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($831 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of West Newbury fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in West Newbury)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in West Newbury, MA
Total of 108 patent applications in 2008-2014.