Billerica, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 40,243.
Population change since 2000: +3.2%
 
Males: 20,293  (50.4%)
Females: 19,950  (49.6%)
Median resident age:

40.1 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01821.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $119,339 (it was $67,799 in 2000)
Billerica:

$119,339
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $44,379 (it was $24,953 in 2000)

Billerica town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $469,549 (it was $201,400 in 2000)
Billerica:

$469,549
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $641,107; detached houses: $664,100; townhouses or other attached units: $563,829; in 2-unit structures: $666,179; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $638,509; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $479,342; mobile homes: $99,101; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: over $1,000,000
March 2019 cost of living index in Billerica: 146.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Billerica, MA (2010)
    • 35,56888.4%White alone
    • 2,1865.4%Asian alone
    • 1,0352.6%Hispanic
    • 8262.1%Black alone
    • 4981.2%Two or more races
    • 740.2%Other race alone
    • 480.1%American Indian alone
    • 80.02%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Billerica, Massachusetts as of May 07, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Billerica is 3,354 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Billerica by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(5.0)
4
(9.6)
9
(20.9)
10
(25.3)
10
(24.7)
10
(24.4)
7
(16.7)
3
(7.1)
3
(7.0)
3
(7.0)
5
(11.6)
4
(9.0)
2
(4.6)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
4
(9.9)
7
(16.8)
4
(9.3)
9
(22.8)
7
(17.3)
7
(17.1)
8
(19.1)
2
(4.7)
3
(7.0)
5
(11.6)
8
(18.5)
7
(15.7)
2
(4.6)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
26
(64.7)
29
(69.8)
N/AN/A41
(101.3)
38
(92.6)
33
(78.7)
29
(68.4)
27
(63.1)
35
(81.5)
26
(60.3)
26
(58.5)
18
(41.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
87
(216.4)
74
(178.0)
112
(260.1)
105
(265.7)
124
(306.3)
89
(217.0)
88
(209.9)
64
(151.0)
51
(119.3)
33
(76.8)
52
(120.6)
39
(87.7)
21
(47.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
500
(1,244)
478
(1,150)
437
(1,015)
462
(1,169)
467
(1,153)
356
(868.0)
352
(839.6)
297
(700.6)
199
(465.4)
161
(374.7)
177
(410.4)
123
(276.5)
135
(307.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
47
(116.9)
37
(89.0)
18
(41.8)
25
(63.3)
28
(69.2)
23
(56.1)
28
(66.8)
26
(61.3)
21
(49.1)
7
(16.3)
15
(34.8)
9
(20.2)
13
(29.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.4)
1
(2.3)
3
(7.6)
4
(9.9)
4
(9.8)
5
(11.9)
5
(11.8)
2
(4.7)
0
(0.0)
2
(4.6)
2
(4.5)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index94.192.395.1112.2118.3102.488.464.351.247.059.242.431.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Billerica, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 70 (65 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.48
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Ancestries: Irish (33.8%), Italian (24.1%), English (13.4%), French (8.4%), German (6.0%), French Canadian (6.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1655

Elevation: 250 feet

Land area: 25.9 square miles.

Population density: 1,555 people per square mile   (low).

Billerica, Massachusetts map

2,426 residents are foreign born (2.7% Asia, 2.1% Europe, 0.8% North America).

This town:

6.2%
Massachusetts:

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

1.2% ($2,435)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Lowell, MA (6.5 miles , pop. 105,167).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (18.3 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (179.4 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Pinehurst, MA (1.4 miles ),
Tewksbury, MA (1.9 miles ),
Bedford, MA (2.0 miles ),
Burlington, MA (2.1 miles ),
Wilmington, MA (2.1 miles ),
Carlisle, MA (2.2 miles ),
Chelmsford, MA (2.5 miles ),
Lowell, MA (2.6 miles )

Latitude: 42.55 N, Longitude: 71.26 W

Area codes: 978, 508

Distribution of median household income in Billerica, MA in 2019

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 135 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 107 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $103,700
  • 2000: 86 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2001: 91 buildings, average cost: $121,500
  • 2002: 66 buildings, average cost: $108,400
  • 2003: 55 buildings, average cost: $120,100
  • 2004: 140 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2005: 285 buildings, average cost: $145,600
  • 2006: 90 buildings, average cost: $143,800
  • 2007: 58 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2008: 39 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2009: 42 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2010: 96 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 2011: 34 buildings, average cost: $155,400
  • 2012: 79 buildings, average cost: $170,600
  • 2013: 45 buildings, average cost: $220,500
  • 2014: 48 buildings, average cost: $190,100
  • 2015: 43 buildings, average cost: $193,600
  • 2016: 39 buildings, average cost: $217,500
  • 2017: 40 buildings, average cost: $221,500
  • 2018: 27 buildings, average cost: $249,900
  • 2019: 26 buildings, average cost: $238,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Billerica, MA residents
Average permit cost in Billerica, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Billerica, MA
Historical housing units in Billerica, MA
Most common industries in Billerica, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Health care (8.2%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.6%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (8.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.5%)
  • Repair & maintenance (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.8%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Computer & electronic products (5.2%)
  • Social assistance (3.6%)
Most common occupations in Billerica, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Computer specialists (5.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.2%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (7.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Engineers (3.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.1%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.4%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.0%)

Average climate in Billerica, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Billerica, Massachusetts average temperatures Billerica, Massachusetts average precipitation Billerica, Massachusetts humidity Billerica, Massachusetts wind speed Billerica, Massachusetts snowfall Billerica, Massachusetts sunshine Billerica, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
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 75.6. This is about average.

City:

75.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.219. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.219
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 9.51. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.51
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.646. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 1.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.646
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.67. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.67
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Billerica-area historical tornado activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 36% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.1 miles away from the Billerica town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 9/29/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.4 miles away from the town center injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Billerica-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 182.4 miles away from Billerica center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 183.0 miles away from Billerica 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 67.6 miles away from Billerica 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) earthquake occurred 181.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 78.3 miles away from Billerica 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 243.5 miles away from Billerica 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 Middlesex County (31) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 9, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 6, Winter Storms: 5, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Explosion: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Water Main Break: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Billerica topographic map

Main business address for: CSP INC /MA/ (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), VIISAGE TECHNOLOGY INC (SERVICES-COMPUTER INTEGRATED SYSTEMS DESIGN), AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING INC (X-RAY APPARATUS & TUBES & RELATED IRRADIATION APPARATUS), GSI LUMONICS INC (MISCELLANEOUS ELECTRICAL MACHINERY, EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES), SIPEX CORP (SEMICONDUCTORS & RELATED DEVICES), MYKROLIS CORP (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS), BRUKER BIOSCIENCES CORP (LABORATORY ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENTS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Billerica:

  • COUNTRY VIEW NURSING HOME (80 BOSTON ROAD)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MERRIMACK VALLEY (80 BOSTON ROAD)
  • SIMMONS NURSING HOME, INC (317 BOSTON ROAD)

Amtrak stations near Billerica:

  • 7 miles: WOBURN (100 ATLANTIC AVE.) . Services: ticket office.
  • 17 miles: BOSTON, NORTH STATION (BOSTON, 126 CAUSEWAY ST.) . Services: ticket office, enclosed waiting area.
  • 18 miles: BACK BAY (BOSTON, 145 DARTMOUTH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, ATM, paid short-term parking, paid long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand, public transit connection.

College/University in Billerica:

  • Shawsheen Valley Regional Vocational Technical School (Full-time enrollment: 52; Location: 100 Cook St; Public; Website: www.shawsheen.tec.ma.us)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Billerica:

  • Middlesex Community College (about 3 miles; Bedford, MA; Full-time enrollment: 6,040)
  • University of Massachusetts-Lowell (about 8 miles; Lowell, MA; FT enrollment: 12,341)
  • Merrimack College (about 11 miles; North Andover, MA; FT enrollment: 2,734)
  • Bentley University (about 12 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,229)
  • Tufts University (about 13 miles; Medford, MA; FT enrollment: 9,041)
  • Brandeis University (about 14 miles; Waltham, MA; FT enrollment: 6,966)
  • Lesley University (about 15 miles; Cambridge, MA; FT enrollment: 4,317)

Public high schools in Billerica:

Public elementary/middle schools in Billerica:

  • MARSHALL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 856, Location: 15 FLOYD STREET, Grades: 6-8)
  • THOMAS DITSON (Students: 754, Location: 39 COOK STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • LOCKE MIDDLE (Students: 702, Location: 110 ALLEN ROAD, Grades: 6-8)
  • HAJJAR ELEMENTARY (Students: 575, Location: 59 ROGERS STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • JOHN F KENNEDY (Students: 534, Location: 20 KIMBROUGH ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
  • PARKER (Students: 382, Location: 52 RIVER STREET, Grades: KG-5)
  • EUGENE C VINING (Students: 347, Location: 121 LEXINGTON ROAD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Billerica

Library in Billerica:

  • BILLERICA PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,314,655; Location: 15 CONCORD RD.; 115,291 books; 7,099 audio materials; 8,487 video materials; 6 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 3 other licensed databases; 245 print serial subscriptions; 20 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Birthplace of Tommy Glavine professional baseball player, still active

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Billerica: North Billerica Station (A), Billerica Fire Department Station 4 (B), Billerica Fire Department Station 3 (C), Billerica Fire Department Station 5 (D), Billerica Fire Department Station 2 (E), Billerica Public Library (F), Billerica Town Hall (G), Dutile Elementary School Library (H), Billerica Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (I), Billerica Memorial High School Library (J), Parker School Library (K), Locke Middle School Library (L), Middlesex County House of Corrections (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Treble Cove Shopping Center (1), Towne Shopping Center (2), Middlesex Mall (3), Billerica Shopping Mall Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Billerica include: CSP INC /MA/ (A), VIISAGE TECHNOLOGY INC (B), AMERICAN SCIENCE & ENGINEERING INC (C), GSI LUMONICS INC (D), SIPEX CORP (E), MYKROLIS CORP (F), BRUKER BIOSCIENCES CORP (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Billerica include: Saint Annes Episcopal Church (A), Sabbath Day House (B), New Colony Baptist Church (C), First Parish Unitarian Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Fox Hill Cemetery (1), South Cemetery (2), North Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Nutting Lake (A), Richardson Pond (B), Long Pond (C), Winning Pond (D), Mitchell Pond (E), College Pond (F), Concord River Reservoir (G), Great Swap (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Jones Brook (A), Pages Brook (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Billerica include: Kilrausch Playground (1), Ackerson Playground (2), Billerica Mills Historic District (3), Billerica Town Common Historic District (4), Potters Playground (5), Warren H Manning State Park (6), Camp Oak (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Hampton Inn Bedford-Burlington- MA (25 Middlesex Turnpike) (1), Homewood Suites Boston-Billerica (35 Middlesex Tpke) (2). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Middlesex County - Sheriff's Dept- House Of Correction (Treble Cove Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Julius Sumner Miller - Educator, Charles Mears - Businessman, Tom Fitzgerald - NHL player (Boston Bruins, born: Aug 28, 1968), Tom Fitzgerald (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player, Dennis McCauley - Ice hockey player, Dean Jenkins - Professional ice hockey player, Onslow Stearns - Politician, Paul Miller (ice hockey) - Ice hockey player.

Middlesex 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 Billerica and their reported violations in the past:

BILLERICA WATER WORKS (Population served: 40,243, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-23-2007)
  • 26 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This town:

2.8 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

74.9%
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: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

3.8%
Whole state:

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

2.0%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Billerica in 2010:

  • 798 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 187 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Billerica in 2000:

  • 973 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 94 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 32 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Billerica (2011 data):

  • Enterprise Bank and Trust Company: Billerica Branch at 674 Boston Road, branch established on 1995/06/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,488.4 mil, Deposits: $1,333.6 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 20 total offices, Holding Company: Enterprise Bancorp, Inc.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Billerica Branch at 449 D Boston Road, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Billerica - 508 Boston Road Branch at 508 Boston Road, branch established on 1975/01/20. 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.
  • StonehamBank, A Co-operative Bank: Billerica Branch at 493 Boston Road, branch established on 1975/10/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $426.3 mil, Deposits: $297.2 mil, headquarters in Stoneham, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices
  • The Lowell Five Cent Savings Bank: Billerica Branch at 700 Boston Road, branch established on 1956/11/05. Info updated 2011/09/19: Bank assets: $738.4 mil, Deposits: $601.2 mil, headquarters in Lowell, MA, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 13 total offices, Holding Company: Lowell Five Bancorp Mhc
  • Bank of America, National Association: Billerica Branch at 464 Boston Road, branch established on 1944/12/02. 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
  • Northern Bank & Trust Company: Billerica Branch at 482 Boston Road, branch established on 1976/12/06. Info updated 2012/02/08: Bank assets: $734.7 mil, Deposits: $586.1 mil, headquarters in Woburn, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 11 total offices, Holding Company: Northern Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Billerica:

Marital status in Billerica, MA
  • Never married: 26.4%
  • Now married: 59.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 7.5%

For population 25 years and over in Billerica:

  • High school or higher: 89.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 23.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.6
Massachusetts average:

13.1

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Religion statistics for Billerica, MA (based on Middlesex County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic718,209107
Mainline Protestant70,053269
Other68,480199
Evangelical Protestant41,270304
Orthodox23,64128
Black Protestant2,2768
None579,156-
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: 251
Here:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

0.03 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 314
Middlesex County:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 203
This county:

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 1,153
Middlesex County:

7.84 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.8%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

21.5%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.0%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

6.33% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($87,519 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.33%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,206 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.09%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Suffolk County, MA  1.44% ($85,882 average AGI)
from Essex County, MA  0.62% ($66,782)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.57% ($104,103)


7.01% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($98,266 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,907 average AGI)
Middlesex County:

0.13%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Suffolk County, MA  1.21% ($121,025 average AGI)
to Essex County, MA  0.77% ($88,059)
to Worcester County, MA  0.60% ($72,434)
Businesses in Billerica, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven2Kmart1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Blockbuster1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Burlington Coat Factory1McDonald's2
CVS1OfficeMax1
Circle K1Payless1
Curves1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts4Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway2
FedEx8Taco Bell1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hilton2UPS4
KFC1Walgreens1

Strongest AM radio stations in Billerica:

  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WRCA (1330 AM; 25 kW; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: WRCA LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCAP (980 AM; 5 kW; LOWELL, MA; Owner: NORTHEAST RADIO, INC.)
  • WBZ (1030 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEZE (590 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: NEW ENGLAND CONTINENTAL MEDIA, INC.)
  • WBPS (1150 AM; 5 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF BOSTON LICENSEE, L.L.C.)
  • WUNR (1600 AM; 20 kW; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: CHAMPION BROADCASTING SYSTEMS, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Billerica:

  • WKLB-FM (99.5 FM; LOWELL, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • W227AM (93.3 FM; ANDOVER, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, 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.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WQSX (93.7 FM; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBCN (104.1 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: HEMISPHERE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZLX (100.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF BOSTON)
  • W267AI (101.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WERS (88.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: EMERSON COLLEGE)
  • WXRV (92.5 FM; HAVERHILL, MA; Owner: BEANPOT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFNX (101.7 FM; LYNN, MA; Owner: MCC BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Billerica:

  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WFXZ-CA (Channel 24; BOSTON, MA; Owner: BOSTON BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WNDS (Channel 50; DERRY, NH; Owner: CTV OF DERRY, INC)
  • WHDN-LP (Channel 26; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GUENTER MARKSTEINER)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Billerica fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 21Number of bridges
  • 282ft / 85.7mTotal length
  • $37,641,000Total costs
  • 438,284Total average daily traffic
  • 40,425Total average daily truck traffic
  • 672,073Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Billerica, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 11910-1919
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 21980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 122000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Billerica, MA

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 148. The highest number of fire incidents - 211 took place in 2002, and the least - 90 in 2011. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Billerica, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (40.0%), and Structure Fires (39.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Billerica, MA
    • 1,00740.0%Outside Fires
    • 99539.5%Structure Fires
    • 38415.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 1305.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Billerica, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Billerica, Massachusetts:

  • Homewood Suites By Hilton, 35 Middlesex Tpke, Billerica, Massachusetts 01821 , Phone: (978) 670-7111, Fax: (978) 670-1166
  • Hampton Inn, 25 Middlesex Tpke, Billerica, Massachusetts 01821 , Phone: (978) 262-9977, Fax: (978) 262-9660
  • Homewood Suites Billerica / Bedford, 35 Middlesex Tpke, Billerica, Massachusetts 01821 , Phone: (978) 670-7111
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Billerica, Massachusetts
Most common first names in Billerica, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John18270.7 years
Mary17680.1 years
William12472.0 years
Robert9868.2 years
James9064.4 years
Joseph8575.2 years
George7372.3 years
Helen6279.2 years
Edward5873.4 years
Margaret5778.3 years
Most common last names in Billerica, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith3175.7 years
Sullivan2771.2 years
Murphy2277.2 years
Brown2275.0 years
Anderson1777.8 years
Davis1471.5 years
Walsh1472.6 years
Murray1373.7 years
White1375.1 years
Mccarthy1369.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Billerica, MA
  • 66.1%Utility gas
  • 29.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.4%Electricity
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Billerica, MA
  • 73.7%Utility gas
  • 16.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.7%Electricity
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Billerica 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Billerica on our top lists:

  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other types of correctional institutions (population 1,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 100 low-educated but high-earning cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical and electronic goods merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: pipelayers, plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: data processing, libraries, and other information services (population 5,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"
  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
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