For population 25 years and over in Westport:
For population 15 years and over in Westport town:
1,147 residents are foreign born (6.5% Europe, 1.1% Asia).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
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+: New York, NY (160.3 miles , pop. 8,008,278).
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 ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 41.60 N, Longitude: 71.08 W
Area codes: 774, 508
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 Westport detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 32 (27 officers).
Work and jobs in Westport: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Westport-area historical tornado activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 55% 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 slightly below Massachusetts state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 7/22/2003 at 11:41:15, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 97.3 miles away from Westport center
On 3/22/1996 at 20:22:12, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 3.1 LG, Depth: 7.4 mi) earthquake occurred 10.2 miles away from the city 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 78.4 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 95.9 miles away from Westport 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 85.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Bristol County (16) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 8
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Flood: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Medal of Honor Recipient born in Westport: Louis C. Mosher.
Hospitals/medical centers near Westport:
Airports and other landing facilities located in Westport:
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Westport:
Public high school in Westport:
Public elementary/middle schools in Westport:
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Private elementary/middle school in Westport:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.238. This is significantly better than average. There were 4 monitors within city limits.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 1.95. This is better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 10.0. This is about average. There were 15 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 12.0. This is significantly better than average. There were 14 monitors within city limits.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.95. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
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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:
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010
People in group quarters in Westport in 2000:
Westport compared to Massachusetts state average:
Banks with branches in Westport (2011 data):
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
2000 Presidential Elections Results
2008 Presidential Elections Results
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Religion statistics for Westport town (based on Bristol County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 60.00%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 109
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 105
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 128
Number of full-service restaurants: 447
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
4.30% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($46,521 average adjusted gross income)
0.07% of residents moved from foreign countries ($358 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.91% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($47,049 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($202 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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See more detailed statistics of Westport fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 24See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Westport, MA
Total length: 152 meters (499ft)
Total costs: $29,543,000
Total average daily traffic: 368,824
Total average daily truck traffic: 18,945
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Westport)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:4
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:77 (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:17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Total of 113 patent applications in 2008-2014.