Westport, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 15,532.
Population change since 2000: +9.5%
 
Males: 7,571  (48.7%)
Females: 7,961  (51.3%)
Median resident age:

45.6 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 02790.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $86,465 (it was $55,436 in 2000)
Westport:

$86,465
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $43,118 (it was $25,281 in 2000)

Westport town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $341,807 (it was $166,600 in 2000)
Westport:

$341,807
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $336,228; detached houses: $353,413; townhouses or other attached units: $271,551; in 2-unit structures: $260,041; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $303,117; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $267,101; mobile homes: $72,711
March 2019 cost of living index in Westport: 136.6 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Westport, MA (2010)
    • 15,05696.9%White alone
    • 1380.9%Hispanic
    • 1230.8%Two or more races
    • 1030.7%Asian alone
    • 670.4%Black alone
    • 360.2%Other race alone
    • 50.03%American Indian alone
    • 40.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Westport, Massachusetts as of July 08, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Westport is 2,589 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Westport by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(20.4)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(13.1)
2
(12.9)
4
(25.8)
2
(12.8)
2
(12.7)
3
(19.1)
2
(12.7)
5
(31.6)
4
(25.3)
7
(44.0)
7
(43.9)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(38.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.7)
2
(12.7)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(18.8)
2
(12.5)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
43
(292.5)
32
(211.1)
29
(189.8)
53
(347.5)
36
(233.1)
20
(129.1)
20
(128.0)
16
(102.0)
22
(139.8)
17
(107.7)
13
(82.3)
18
(113.9)
13
(81.7)
24
(150.4)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
68
(462.6)
109
(718.9)
114
(746.1)
74
(485.2)
89
(576.2)
92
(593.7)
69
(441.5)
129
(822.3)
64
(406.7)
73
(462.5)
44
(278.5)
48
(303.8)
37
(232.4)
39
(244.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
106
(721.1)
93
(613.4)
87
(569.4)
81
(531.0)
101
(653.9)
126
(813.1)
126
(806.3)
122
(777.7)
124
(788.1)
137
(867.9)
90
(569.7)
92
(582.4)
100
(628.2)
72
(451.2)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
22
(149.7)
14
(92.3)
16
(104.7)
28
(183.6)
23
(148.9)
17
(109.7)
19
(121.6)
13
(82.9)
10
(63.6)
11
(69.7)
4
(25.3)
9
(57.0)
10
(62.8)
4
(25.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(6.8)
0
(0.0)
3
(19.6)
1
(6.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(6.4)
2
(12.7)
2
(12.7)
1
(6.3)
2
(12.6)
1
(6.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)148.0131.7121.3149.9147.0129.3110.6140.6112.1108.188.092.2103.6106.1

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Westport, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 34 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.82
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Westport, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: Portuguese (34.7%), English (17.1%), French (15.8%), Irish (12.7%), French Canadian (9.4%), Italian (4.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1787

Land area: 50.0 square miles.

Population density: 310 people per square mile   (very low).

1,147 residents are foreign born (6.5% Europe, 1.1% Asia).

This town:

8.1%
Massachusetts:

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

0.8% ($1,381)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Fall River, MA (7.3 miles , pop. 91,938).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (49.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (154.3 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

North Westport, MA (2.0 miles ),
Smith Mills, MA (2.4 miles ),
Dartmouth, MA (2.4 miles ),
Tiverton, RI (2.7 miles ),
Bliss Corner, MA (2.7 miles ),
Fall River, MA (2.7 miles ),
Little Compton, RI (2.7 miles ),
New Bedford, MA (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 71.08 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Distribution of median household income in Westport, MA in 2017

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 69 buildings, average cost: $161,400
  • 1998: 104 buildings, average cost: $159,600
  • 1999: 90 buildings, average cost: $167,000
  • 2000: 73 buildings, average cost: $174,800
  • 2001: 67 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $206,900
  • 2003: 49 buildings, average cost: $229,600
  • 2004: 111 buildings, average cost: $229,000
  • 2005: 95 buildings, average cost: $150,200
  • 2006: 67 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2007: 53 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2009: 27 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2010: 28 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2012: 24 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2013: 29 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2016: 25 buildings, average cost: $150,500
  • 2017: 29 buildings, average cost: $150,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Westport, MA residents
Average permit cost in Westport, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.6%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Westport, MA
Historical housing units in Westport, MA
Most common industries in Westport, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (10.7%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Educational services (6.0%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Health care (4.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.7%)
  • Educational services (16.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (3.8%)
  • Construction (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Westport, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.4%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.2%)

Average climate in Westport, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Westport, Massachusetts average temperatures Westport, Massachusetts average precipitation Westport, Massachusetts humidity Westport, Massachusetts wind speed Westport, Massachusetts snowfall Westport, Massachusetts sunshine Westport, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 76.3. This is about average.

City:

76.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.203. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.203
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 8.78. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.78
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.272. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.272
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 33.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.0
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.44. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 7.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.44
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2001 was 0.0158. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0158
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Westport-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the Westport 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 53.1 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:

Westport-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 231.9 miles away from Westport 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 133.8 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 239.8 miles away from Westport 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 177.4 miles away from Westport 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 80.1 miles away from the city center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 273.3 miles away from Westport 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 Bristol County (23) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 11

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Storms: 5, Snows: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Westport:

  • DIALYSIS CENTER OF TIVERTON (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; TIVERTON, RI)
  • GENTIVA HEALTH SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • HAWTHORN KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 7 miles away; DARTMOUTH, MA)
  • OVERLOOK VNA (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; DARTMOUTH, MA)
  • SOUTHPOINTE REHAB AND SKILLED NURSING (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)
  • HATHAWAY MANOR EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; NEW BEDFORD, MA)
  • SUNBRIDGE CARE AND REHAB-FALL RIVER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; FALL RIVER, MA)

Airports located in Westport:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:

  • University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth (about 5 miles; North Dartmouth, MA; Full-time enrollment: 7,545)
  • Bristol Community College (about 9 miles; Fall River, MA; FT enrollment: 5,707)
  • Roger Williams University (about 10 miles; Bristol, RI; FT enrollment: 4,375)
  • Salve Regina University (about 15 miles; Newport, RI; FT enrollment: 2,349)
  • Community College of Rhode Island (about 22 miles; Warwick, RI; FT enrollment: 10,500)
  • New England Institute of Technology (about 23 miles; East Greenwich, RI; FT enrollment: 3,183)
  • Brown University (about 23 miles; Providence, RI; FT enrollment: 8,458)

Public high school in Westport:

  • WESTPORT HIGH (Students: 502, Location: 19 MAIN RD, Grades: 8-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Westport:

  • WESTPORT MIDDLE (Students: 652, Location: 400 OLD COUNTY RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • WESTPORT ELEMENTARY (Students: 520, Location: 380 OLD COUNTY RD, Grades: 2-5)
  • ALICE A MACOMBER (Location: 154 GIFFORD ROAD, Grades: PK-1)

Private elementary/middle school in Westport:

  • THE MONTESSORI SCHOOL OF THE ANGELS (Students: 130, Location: 1180 AMERICAN LEGION HWY, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Westport

Library in Westport:

  • WESTPORT FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $234,939; Location: 408 OLD COUNTY RD.; 41,885 books; 523 e-books; 1,795 audio materials; 957 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 1 other licensed databases; 79 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Westport: Camp Jennings (A), Westport Yacht Club (B), Central Village Commons (C), Westport Fire Department Station 2 Headquarters (D), Westport Fire Department Station 1 (E), Westport Middle School Media Center (F), Westport Free Library (G), Westport Town Hall (H), Westport Townhall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Westport include: Free Chapel (A), Calvary Church (B), First Christian Church (C), Our Lady of Grace Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Linden Grove Cemetery (1), Maple Grove Cemetery (2), Beech Grove Cemetery (3), Almy Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Devol Pond (A), Forge Pond (B), Richmond Pond (C), Cockeast Pond (D), South Watuppa Pond (E), Sawdy Pond (F), Westport River East Branch Marshes (G), Westport River West Branch Marshes (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Snell Creek (A), Simon Brook (B), Kerby Brook (C), Dunhams Brook (D), Bread and Cheese Brook (E), Angeline Brook (F), Allen Creek (G), Stony Brook (H), West Branch Westport River (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Westport include: Camp Noquochoke (1), Saint Vincent de Paul Camp (2), Horseneck Beach State Reservation (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beaches: East Horseneck Beach (A), Horseneck Beach (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Polly Hill Arboretum Visitors Center (Botanical Gardens; 809 State Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn (53 Old Bedford Road) (1), Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport (53 Old Bedford Road) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Bristol 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 Westport and their reported violations in the past:

TOWN OF WESTPORT (Population served: 250, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

72.1%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.8%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.9%
Whole state:

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

2.2%
Whole state:

4.4%
3 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Westport in 2000:

  • 29 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 6 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Westport (2011 data):

  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Westport Branch at 786 Main Road, branch established on 1976/08/02. 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.
  • Mechanics' Co-operative Bank: 165 State Rd Branch at 165 State Road, branch established on 1986/06/30. Info updated 2011/09/20: Bank assets: $386.4 mil, Deposits: $340.4 mil, headquarters in Taunton, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mechanics Bancorp, Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Westport Branch at 610 State Road, branch established on 1964/10/21. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Westport:

Marital status in Westport, MA
  • Never married: 21.5%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 1.1%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

For population 25 years and over in Westport:

  • High school or higher: 78.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Westport, MA (based on Bristol County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic286,11372
Evangelical Protestant18,765128
Mainline Protestant18,24683
Other7,80733
Orthodox1,5654
Black Protestant5115
None215,278-
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: 109
Here:

2.00 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Bristol County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Bristol County:

1.93 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Here:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
This county:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

9.5%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Bristol County:

26.9%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.4%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.18% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.18%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($345 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.02%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Plymouth County, MA  0.89% ($49,456 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.73% ($66,201)
from Providence County, RI  0.50% ($58,774)


4.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($69,191 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.24%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($331 average AGI)
Bristol County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Plymouth County, MA  0.73% ($54,989 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($73,250)
to Providence County, RI  0.45% ($56,129)
Businesses in Westport, MA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hilton1
CVS1U-Haul2
Dunkin Donuts1UPS1
FedEx1

Strongest AM radio stations in Westport:

  • WBSM (1420 AM; 5 kW; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSAR (1480 AM; 5 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: BRISTOL COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPRO (630 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WHJJ (920 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WHTB (1400 AM; 1 kW; FALL RIVER, MA; Owner: SNE BROADCASTING, LTD.(A MASS. CORP))
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WSKO (790 AM; 5 kW; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Westport:

  • WSMU-FM (91.1 FM; NORTH DARTMOUTH, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WCTK (98.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: HALL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKKB (100.3 FM; MIDDLETOWN, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJFD-FM (97.3 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: EDMUND DINIS, TRUSTEE)
  • WFHN (107.1 FM; FAIRHAVEN, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWBB (101.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSNE-FM (93.3 FM; TAUNTON, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBRU (95.5 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: BROWN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WPRO-FM (92.3 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHJY (94.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWLI (105.1 FM; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WCIB (101.9 FM; FALMOUTH, MA; Owner: QANTUM OF CAPE COD LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WSKO-FM (99.7 FM; WAKEFIELD-PEACEDALE, RI; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRIU (90.3 FM; KINGSTON, RI; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND)
  • W243AI (96.5 FM; NEWPORT, RI; Owner: DAVID P. MAXSON)
  • WFHL (88.1 FM; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: NEW BEDFORD CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOT (97.7 FM; BROCKTON, MA; Owner: RADIO ONE LICENSES, LLC)
  • WQRI (88.3 FM; BRISTOL, RI; Owner: ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Westport:

  • WLWC (Channel 28; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: C-28 FCC LICENSEE SUBSIDIARY, LLC)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, 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.)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WRIW-LP (Channel 50; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: ZGS PROVIDENCE, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Westport: Louis C. Mosher.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Westport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 305ft / 92.5mTotal length
  • $77,542,000Total costs
  • 364,292Total average daily traffic
  • 23,402Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Westport, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 11950-1959
  • 181960-1969
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Westport, MA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • 817 State Rd. (Lat: 41.651222 Lon: -71.072000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46 m, Call Sign: WPLA773,
    Assigned Frequencies: 862.037 MHz, 862.062 MHz, 862.087 MHz, 862.112 MHz, 862.137 MHz, 862.162 MHz, 862.187 MHz, 862.212 MHz, 862.237 MHz, 862.262 MHz... (+149 more), Grant Date: 02/28/2012, Expiration Date: 02/06/2022, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • Fire Station 98 Reed Rd (Lat: 41.625667 Lon: -71.056444), Call Sign: KNFQ484, Licensee ID: L00032576,
    Assigned Frequencies: 46.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 04/18/2002, Expiration Date: 05/15/2012, Cancellation Date: 07/21/2012, Registrant: Westport, Town Of, 911 Main Rd, Westport, MA 02790, Phone: (508) 636-8825
  • Cellular Tower Site Forge Rd (Lat: 41.641222 Lon: -71.057278), Structure height: 91 m, Call Sign: WPEI354,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.5400 MHz, Grant Date: 02/04/2014, Expiration Date: 03/10/2024, Certifier: Lawrence J Gelbien, Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4100, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • 818 Main Road (Lat: 41.583361 Lon: -71.100056), Type: Bant, Structure height: 27 m, Overall height: 29 m, Call Sign: WPXC762,
    Assigned Frequencies: 474.400 MHz, Grant Date: 05/20/2013, Expiration Date: 03/06/2023, Certifier: John R Gifford, Registrant: East Coast Electronics, 57 Slab Bridge Road, Assonet, MA 02702, Phone: (508) 644-5467, Email:
  • Lat: 41.510389 Lon: -71.111111, Call Sign: WQBS692,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.662 MHz, 457.662 MHz, Grant Date: 12/07/2004, Expiration Date: 12/07/2014, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2015, Certifier: Keith Kruger, Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Salt Lake City, UT 84117-0503, Phone: (801) 278-9728, Fax: (801) 278-7239, Email:
  • Lat: 41.621972 Lon: -71.080722, Call Sign: WRBW588,
    Assigned Frequencies: 452.512 MHz, 452.837 MHz, 456.637 MHz, 457.512 MHz, 457.837 MHz, Grant Date: 07/10/2018, Expiration Date: 07/10/2028, Certifier: James Demers, Registrant: Comtronics Corporation, 1230 Furnace Brook Pkwy., Quincy, MA 02169, Phone: (617) 770-0212, Fax: (617) 770-0429, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

94 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Westport)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Westport)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 68. The highest number of fire incidents - 95 took place in 2007, and the least - 42 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Westport, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (47.8%), and Structure Fires (26.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Westport, MA
    • 55647.8%Outside Fires
    • 30726.4%Structure Fires
    • 16414.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 13611.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Westport, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Westport, Massachusetts:

  • Hampton Inn Fall River/Westport, 53 Old Bedford Rd, Westport, Massachusetts 02790 , Phone: (508) 675-8500, Fax: (508) 675-0075
  • Hampton Inn Fall River Westport, 53 Old Bedford Rd, Westport, Massachusetts 02790 , Phone: (508) 675-8500, Fax: (508) 675-0075
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Westport, Massachusetts
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Westport, MA
  • 52.3%Utility gas
  • 37.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Electricity
  • 3.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Westport, MA
  • 50.8%Utility gas
  • 27.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Electricity
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel


Westport compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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.

Westport on our top lists:

  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: communications equipment operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: broadcasting and telecommunications (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: printing and related support activities (population 5,000+)"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: textile mills and textile products (population 5,000+)"
  • #80 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: book stores and news dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: apparel (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: retail sales workers except cashiers (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children (population 1,000+)"
  • #44 (02790) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Portuguese first ancestries"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
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