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Demographics Analysis

The people of Petersham Town, Massachusetts give the community character. This place is unique because of factors such as population size / density, ethnic background, ratio of males to females, and average age.

Population By Sex By Age
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Male:

Under 5 years : 20

5 to 9 years : 22

10 to 14 years : 31

15 to 17 years : 42

18 and 19 years : 15

20 years : 0

21 years : 0

22 to 24 years : 33

25 to 29 years : 6

30 to 34 years : 22

35 to 39 years : 35

40 to 44 years : 23

45 to 49 years : 50

50 to 54 years : 48

55 to 59 years : 56

60 and 61 years : 26

62 to 64 years : 9

65 and 66 years : 18

67 to 69 years : 7

70 to 74 years : 17

75 to 79 years : 18

80 to 84 years : 10

85 years and over : 0

Female:

Under 5 years : 27

5 to 9 years : 14

10 to 14 years : 19

15 to 17 years : 4

18 and 19 years : 13

20 years : 0

21 years : 7

22 to 24 years : 11

25 to 29 years : 17

30 to 34 years : 32

35 to 39 years : 15

40 to 44 years : 24

45 to 49 years : 70

50 to 54 years : 41

55 to 59 years : 48

60 and 61 years : 22

62 to 64 years : 42

65 and 66 years : 0

67 to 69 years : 25

70 to 74 years : 46

75 to 79 years : 40

80 to 84 years : 28

85 years and over : 193


(updated 2009)



Population By Ancestry
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Ancestry specified:

Single ancestry : 738

Multiple ancestry : 446

Ancestry not specified:

Ancestry unclassified : 14

Ancestry not reported : 48


(updated 2009)



Population By Citizen Status In The United States
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

U.S. citizen, born in the United States : 1,204

U.S. citizen, born in Puerto Rico or U.S. Island Areas : 0

U.S. citizen, born abroad of American parent(s) : 2

U.S. citizen by naturalization : 24

Not a U.S. citizen : 16


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Age
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Total:

Under 5 years : 47

5 to 17 years : 132

18 to 24 years : 79

25 to 34 years : 77

35 to 44 years : 97

45 to 54 years : 209

55 to 59 years : 104

60 and 61 years : 48

62 to 64 years : 51

65 to 74 years : 113

75 years and over : 289

Born in state of residence:

Under 5 years : 47

5 to 17 years : 101

18 to 24 years : 63

25 to 34 years : 67

35 to 44 years : 71

45 to 54 years : 119

55 to 59 years : 73

60 and 61 years : 36

62 to 64 years : 35

65 to 74 years : 76

75 years and over : 226

Born in other state in the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 24

18 to 24 years : 16

25 to 34 years : 5

35 to 44 years : 23

45 to 54 years : 68

55 to 59 years : 31

60 and 61 years : 12

62 to 64 years : 14

65 to 74 years : 37

75 years and over : 60

Native, born outside the United States:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 2

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 0

35 to 44 years : 0

45 to 54 years : 0

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 0

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 0

Foreign born:

Under 5 years : 0

5 to 17 years : 5

18 to 24 years : 0

25 to 34 years : 5

35 to 44 years : 3

45 to 54 years : 22

55 to 59 years : 0

60 and 61 years : 0

62 to 64 years : 2

65 to 74 years : 0

75 years and over : 3


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Sex
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Born in state of residence:

Male : 381

Female : 533

Born in other state in the United States:

Male : 111

Female : 179

Native: born outside the United States:

Male : 0

Female : 2

Foreign born:

Male : 16

Female : 24


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Race
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Born in state of residence : 904

Born in other state in the United States : 272

Native: born outside the United States : 0

Foreign born : 17


(updated 2009)



Place Of Birth By Marital Status
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Born in state of residence:

Never married : 386

Now married, except separated : 318

Divorced : 42

Separated : 20

Widowed : 33

Born in other state in the United States:

Never married : 84

Now married, except separated : 167

Divorced : 3

Separated : 0

Widowed : 20

Native: born outside the United States:

Never married : 0

Now married, except separated : 0

Divorced : 0

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0

Foreign born:

Never married : 5

Now married, except separated : 32

Divorced : 3

Separated : 0

Widowed : 0


(updated 2009)



Language Spoken At Home By Ability To Speak English (Population Of 5 Years and Older)
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Speak only English : 878

Spanish or Spanish Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 9

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

French (incl. Patois, Cajun):

Speak English "very well" : 273

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Portuguese or Portuguese Creole:

Speak English "very well" : 4

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

German:

Speak English "very well" : 11

Speak English less than "very well" : 0

Chinese:

Speak English "very well" : 12

Speak English less than "very well" : 5

Other and unspecified languages:

Speak English "very well" : 7

Speak English less than "very well" : 0


(updated 2009)



Ancestries in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • English: 309   (20.8%)
  • Irish: 227   (15.3%)
  • German: 139   (9.4%)
  • French (except Basque): 104   (7.0%)
  • Polish: 79   (5.3%)
  • Swedish: 69   (4.6%)
  • Scottish: 67   (4.5%)
  • Other Groups: 63   (4.2%)
  • Italian: 63   (4.2%)
  • United States Or American: 60   (4.0%)
  • French Canadian: 58   (3.9%)
  • Greek: 31   (2.1%)
  • Finnish: 26   (1.8%)
  • Scotch-irish: 23   (1.5%)
  • Austrian: 19   (1.3%)
  • Russian: 18   (1.2%)
  • Norwegian: 16   (1.1%)
  • Dutch: 15   (1.0%)
  • Northern European: 15   (1.0%)
  • Lithuanian: 14   (0.9%)
  • Canadian: 11   (0.7%)
  • Portuguese: 10   (0.7%)
  • Welsh: 8   (0.5%)
  • European: 8   (0.5%)
  • West Indian (excluding Hispanic Groups): 5   (0.3%)
  • Arab: 5   (0.3%)
  • Danish: 5   (0.3%)
  • British: 5   (0.3%)
  • Swiss: 4   (0.3%)
  • Hungarian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Romanian: 2   (0.1%)
  • Slavic: 2   (0.1%)
  • Latvian: 1   (0.1%)
  • Iranian: 1   (0.1%)

(updated 2010)



Total Population In Petersham Town, Massachusetts is 1,246



(updated 2009)



Male Population in Petersham Town, Massachusetts: 508
Female Population in Petersham Town, Massachusetts: 738


(updated 2013)



Median Male Resident Age in Petersham Town, Massachusetts: 45.6
Median Female Resident Age in Petersham Town, Massachusetts: 63.1


(updated 2013)



Median Age in the State of Massachusetts is 39


(updated 2010)



Median Age By Sex in Petersham Town, Massachusetts


White


Both sexes

48.1

Male

47.2

Female

49.2

Black or African American


Both sexes

35.0

Male

0.0

Female

35.0

American Indian and Alaska Native


Both sexes

58.5

Male

58.5

Female

0.0

Asian


Both sexes

39.3

Male

23.5

Female

39.5

Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander


Both sexes

0.0

Male

0.0

Female

0.0

Other


Both sexes

32.5

Male

13.5

Female

38.0

Two or More Races


Both sexes

35.0

Male

21.5

Female

50.0

Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

40.5

Male

13.5

Female

42.0

White / Not Hispanic or Latino


Both sexes

48.1

Male

47.2

Female

49.3


(updated 2010)



Races in Petersham Town, Massachusetts


  • White: 1,193
  • African American: 4
  • American Indian: 0
  • Asian: 32
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 0
  • Some Other Race: 0
  • Two or More Races: 17



(updated 2013)













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Education Analysis

The amount of education a person receives can deeply affect their lives. The amount of education Petersham Town, Massachusetts citizens receive, averaged as group, may also affect the community.

Education Level of Population 25 Years and Over in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Male


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 7   (1.69%)
  • 9th Grade: 3   (0.72%)
  • 10th Grade: 2   (0.48%)
  • 11th Grade: 7   (1.69%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 9   (2.17%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 85   (20.48%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 11   (2.65%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 38   (9.16%)
  • Associate Degree: 34   (8.19%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 83   (20%)
  • Master's Degree: 72   (17.35%)
  • Professional School Degree: 10   (2.41%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 54   (13.01%)

Female


  • No Schooling Completed: 0   (0%)
  • Nursery To 4th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 5th And 6th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 7th And 8th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 9th Grade: 0   (0%)
  • 10th Grade: 3   (0.67%)
  • 11th Grade: 5   (1.12%)
  • 12th Grade, No Diploma: 10   (2.24%)
  • High School Graduate (includes Equivalency): 115   (25.78%)
  • Some College, Less Than 1 Year: 40   (8.97%)
  • Some College, 1 Or More Years, No Degree: 52   (11.66%)
  • Associate Degree: 44   (9.87%)
  • Bachelor's Degree: 109   (24.44%)
  • Master's Degree: 50   (11.21%)
  • Professional School Degree: 4   (0.9%)
  • Doctorate Degree: 14   (3.14%)


(updated 2010)





Largest Schools (Private) In Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • Petersham Montessori Schools


    ( Grades: K-K, Location: Po Box 347, Petersham, MA 01366, Phone: (978) 724-0246, Students: 6 )

Public Libraries (Central) In Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • Petersham Memorial Library


    23 Common St., Petersham, MA 01366

(updated 2012)



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Geography Analysis

The actual land features relating to Petersham Town, Massachusetts affect how people live their lives. Natural features such as oceans, mountains, lakes, plains, and deserts all make a difference in the lives of individuals. The types of housing, heating fuels, and transportation infrastructure are largely influenced by the geography of Petersham Town, Massachusetts.

Area Features of Petersham Town, Massachusetts


Building


(1) Harvard Forest Administration Building   (2) Petersham Fire Department   (3) Petersham Police Department  

Cemetery


(1) Branch Cemetery   (2) Coolidge Cemetery   (3) East Street Cemetery   (4) Fay Cemetery   (5) Ledgeville Cemetery   (6) New Sherborn Cemetery   (7) Nichewaug Cemetery   (8) Northwest Cemetery   (9) West Street Cemetery  

Census


(1) Petersham Census Designated Place  

Church


(1) Petersham Congregational Church   (2) Saint Peters Church   (3) Sisters Of The Assumption Church   (4) South Athol Methodist Church  

Civil


(1) Town Of Petersham  

Dam


(1) Brooks Pond Dam   (2) Brown Pond Dam   (3) Carter Pond Dam   (4) Connor Pond Dam   (5) Gauco Pond Dam   (6) Riceville Pond Dam   (7) South Athol Pond Dam  

Forest


(1) Federated Womens Club State Forest   (2) Harvard Forest   (3) Petersham State Forest  

Lake


(1) Bassett Pond   (2) North Spectacle Pond   (3) South Spectacle Pond  

Locale


(1) Camp Morgan Memorial  

Populated Place


(1) Bassets Corner   (2) Burrage Corner   (3) Dana Center   (4) Nichewaug   (5) Petersham   (6) South Athol  

Reserve


(1) Popple Camp State Wildlife Management Area  

Reservoir


(1) Brown Pond   (2) Carter Pond   (3) Connor Pond   (4) Davenport Pond   (5) Gauco Pond   (6) Harvard Pond   (7) Riceville Pond   (8) South Athol Pond  

School


(1) Brandon School Historical   (2) Maria Assumpta Academy   (3) Montessori School   (4) Petersham Center School  

Stream


(1) Bigelow Brook   (2) Bow Brook   (3) East Branch Fever Brook   (4) Lorinda Brook   (5) Mciver Brook   (6) Moccasin Brook   (7) Nelson Brook   (8) Popple Camp Brook   (9) Riceville Brook   (10) Rutland Brook   (11) Silver Brook   (12) Stony Brook   (13) Thrower Brook   (14) West Branch Fever Brook   (15) Willow Brook  

Summit


(1) Bald Hill   (2) Camels Hump Hill   (3) Carter Hill   (4) Chimney Hill   (5) Gays Hill   (6) Loring Hill   (7) Prospect Hill   (8) Raccoon Hill   (9) Rattlesnake Hill   (10) Sherman Hill   (11) Skinner Hill   (12) Soapstone Hill   (13) Whitney Hill  

Swamp


(1) Tom Swamp  

Valley


(1) The Gorge  


(updated 2014)



Zip Codes in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

01366 (pop. 1,171)


Cities Nearby Petersham Town, Massachusetts

New Salem Town, MA  (pop. 857) 5.5 Miles
Barre Cdp, MA  (pop. 1,306) 6.6 Miles
Barre Town, MA  (pop. 5,599) 7.0 Miles
Phillipston Town, MA  (pop. 1,864) 7.3 Miles
Athol Town, MA  (pop. 11,837) 7.7 Miles
Athol Cdp, MA  (pop. 8,393) 8.1 Miles
Hardwick Town, MA  (pop. 2,682) 8.7 Miles
Orange Cdp, MA  (pop. 3,710) 9.2 Miles
Orange Town, MA  (pop. 7,689) 9.5 Miles
Templeton Town, MA  (pop. 7,888) 10.4 Miles



Area Code(s) in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

978



Elevation in Petersham Town, Massachusetts is 876.0 ft. (267.0 meters)





Latitude/Longitude of Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Lat: 42.474718 N        Long: -72.212269 W



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Economic Analysis

People and the communities they live in depend on money. The people of Petersham Town, Massachusetts need food, shelter, clothing, and medical care. Business formation and job creation are essential to this community. Money sustains infrastructure such as roads and airports as well as human resources including fire rescue and police protection.

Energy Costs In Massachusetts

    Residential
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Commercial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Industrial
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Other
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Transportation
(cents per
kilowatthour)
Total
(cents per
kilowatthour)
1990              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 9.66 8.56 7.89 10.90 0.00 8.85
  Total Electric Industry 9.66 8.56 7.89 10.90 0.00 8.85
1991              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.40 9.22 8.52 11.65 0.00 9.53
  Total Electric Industry 10.40 9.22 8.52 11.65 0.00 9.53
1992              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.62 9.31 8.60 11.27 0.00 9.66
  Total Electric Industry 10.62 9.31 8.60 11.27 0.00 9.66
1993              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.00 9.67 8.66 12.21 0.00 9.98
  Total Electric Industry 11.00 9.67 8.66 12.21 0.00 9.98
1994              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.09 9.75 8.46 12.60 0.00 10.00
  Total Electric Industry 11.09 9.75 8.46 12.60 0.00 10.00
1995              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.26 9.93 8.41 14.31 0.00 10.12
  Total Electric Industry 11.26 9.93 8.41 14.31 0.00 10.12
1996              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.25 9.94 8.43 14.53 0.00 10.13
  Total Electric Industry 11.25 9.94 8.43 14.53 0.00 10.13
1997              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 11.59 10.29 8.78 14.49 0.00 10.48
  Total Electric Industry 11.59 10.29 8.78 14.49 0.00 10.48
1998              
  Energy-Only Providers 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
  Full-Service Providers 10.60 9.35 8.18 14.35 0.00 9.59
  Total Electric Industry 10.60 9.35 8.18 14.35 0.00 9.59
1999              
  Energy-Only Providers 5.50 3.46 3.85 0.00 0.00 3.60
  Full-Service Providers 10.09 8.90 7.75 13.73 0.00 9.16
  Total Electric Industry 10.09 8.64 7.53 13.73 0.00 8.99
2000              
  Energy-Only Providers 11.39 8.39 7.11 14.83 0.00 8.15
  Full-Service Providers 10.53 9.20 8.27 15.34 0.00 9.57
  Total Electric Industry 10.53 9.13 8.20 15.32 0.00 9.49
2001              
  Delivery-Only Service 6.84 4.31 3.49 12.77 0.00 4.43
  Energy-Only Providers 6.70 6.46 5.89 5.04 0.00 6.39
  Full-Service Providers 12.47 11.77 9.37 15.22 0.00 11.60
  Total Electric Industry 12.47 11.64 9.37 15.52 0.00 11.55
2002              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.52 4.16 3.23 12.65 0.00 4.06
  Energy-Only Providers 6.34 5.35 4.51 4.55 0.00 5.12
  Full-Service Providers 10.89 10.21 8.58 12.46 0.00 10.26
  Total Electric Industry 10.93 10.02 8.34 13.11 0.00 10.06
2003              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.72 4.40 3.35 0.00 0.00 4.22
  Energy-Only Providers 6.19 5.16 4.80 0.00 0.00 5.09
  Full-Service Providers 11.55 10.78 9.26 0.00 4.09 10.82
  Total Electric Industry 11.60 10.48 8.93 0.00 4.09 10.56
2004              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.24 4.28 3.25 0.00 0.67 4.08
  Energy-Only Providers 5.88 5.63 5.27 0.00 4.35 5.53
  Full-Service Providers 11.72 11.57 8.47 0.00 3.86 11.10
  Total Electric Industry 11.75 10.99 8.48 0.00 4.65 10.77
2005              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.94 4.58 3.41 0.00 0.74 4.68
  Energy-Only Providers 7.54 6.90 6.36 0.00 4.41 6.84
  Full-Service Providers 13.25 13.10 9.00 0.00 4.05 12.44
  Total Electric Industry 13.44 12.42 9.22 0.00 4.80 12.18
2006              
  Delivery-Only Service 7.58 4.69 3.57 0.00 0.78 4.52
  Energy-Only Providers 11.67 9.76 9.85 0.00 9.81 9.91
  Full-Service Providers 16.40 16.78 12.55 0.00 11.21 16.06
  Total Electric Industry 16.60 15.54 13.04 0.00 10.68 15.45

(updated 2006)



Time Leaving to Work in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

12:00 A.M. TO 4:59 A.M.   : 8   (1.5%)
5:00 A.M. TO 5:29 A.M.   : 15   (2.8%)
5:30 A.M. TO 5:59 A.M.   : 43   (7.9%)
6:00 A.M. TO 6:29 A.M.   : 56   (10.3%)
6:30 A.M. TO 6:59 A.M.   : 46   (8.5%)
7:00 A.M. TO 7:29 A.M.   : 69   (12.7%)
7:30 A.M. TO 7:59 A.M.   : 82   (15.1%)
8:00 A.M. TO 8:29 A.M.   : 95   (17.5%)
8:30 A.M. TO 8:59 A.M.   : 50   (9.2%)
9:00 A.M. TO 9:59 A.M.   : 19   (3.5%)
10:00 A.M. TO 10:59 A.M.   : 10   (1.8%)
11:00 A.M. TO 11:59 A.M.   : 9   (1.7%)
12:00 P.M. TO 3:59 P.M.   : 19   (3.5%)
4:00 P.M. TO 11:59 P.M.   : 23   (4.2%)


(updated 2010)



Means Of Transportation
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Car, truck, or van:

Drove alone : 388

Carpooled:

In 2-person carpool : 52

In 3-person carpool : 0

In 4-person carpool : 0

In 5- or 6-person carpool : 0

In 7-or-more-person carpool : 0

Public transportation (excluding taxicab):

Bus or trolley bus : 4

Streetcar or trolley car (carro publico in Puerto Rico) : 0

Subway or elevated : 0

Railroad : 5

Ferryboat : 0

Taxicab : 0

Motorcycle : 0

Bicycle : 0

Walked : 14

Other means : 0

Worked at home : 42


(updated 2009)



Travel Time To Work
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Less than 5 minutes : 26

5 to 9 minutes : 53

10 to 14 minutes : 45

15 to 19 minutes : 48

20 to 24 minutes : 70

25 to 29 minutes : 21

30 to 34 minutes : 23

35 to 39 minutes : 7

40 to 44 minutes : 29

45 to 59 minutes : 74

60 to 89 minutes : 42

90 or more minutes : 25


(updated 2009)



Social Security Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

With Social Security income : 113

No Social Security income : 279


(updated 2009)



Retirement Income In The Past 12 Months For Households
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

With retirement income : 97

No retirement income : 295


(updated 2009)



Family Income (Annual)
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 9

$15,000 to $19,999 : 2

$20,000 to $24,999 : 7

$25,000 to $29,999 : 3

$30,000 to $34,999 : 12

$35,000 to $39,999 : 13

$40,000 to $44,999 : 19

$45,000 to $49,999 : 19

$50,000 to $59,999 : 28

$60,000 to $74,999 : 47

$75,000 to $99,999 : 47

$100,000 to $124,999 : 26

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $199,999 : 18

$200,000 or more : 3


(updated 2009)



Median Family Income (Annual)
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Median family income in the past 12 months (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) : $65,313


(updated 2009)



AM Radio Stations Near Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • WCMX (1000 AM; 1.0 kW; Leominster, MA; Owner: Twin City Baptist Temple, Inc.)
  • WNEB (1230 AM; 1.0 kW; Worcester, MA; Owner: Blount Masscom, Inc.)
  • WHMQ (1240 AM; 1.0 kW; Greenfield, MA; Owner: Saga Communications Of New England, Llc)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5.0 kW; West Brookfield, MA; Owner: Success Signal Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • WEIM (1280 AM; 5.0 kW; Fitchburg, MA; Owner: Central Broadcasting Company, Llc)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5.0 kW; Worcester, MA; Owner: Gois Broadcasting Llc)
  • WGAW (1340 AM; 1.0 kW; Gardner, MA; Owner: County Broadcasting Company, Llc)
  • WPNI (1430 AM; 5.0 kW; Amherst, MA; Owner: 6 Johnson Road Licenses, Inc.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5.0 kW; Worcester, MA; Owner: Entercom Boston License, Llc)
  • WIZZ (1520 AM; 10.0 kW; Greenfield, MA; Owner: P. & M. Radio, Llc)
  • WXNH (540 AM; 0.43 kW; Fitzwilliam, NH; Owner: Steven Wendell)
  • WHYN (560 AM; 5.0 kW; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5.0 kW; Holden, MA; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WJOE (700 AM; 2.5 kW; Orange, MA; Owner: County Broadcasting Company, Llc)
  • WACE (730 AM; 5.0 kW; Chicopee, MA; Owner: Carter Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WVNE (760 AM; 8.6 kW; North Brookfield, MA; Owner: Blount Masscom, Inc.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50.0 kW; Leicester, MA; Owner: Carter Broadcasting Corporation)
  • WZNH (870 AM; 0.78 kW; Fitzwilliam, NH; Owner: Steven Wendell)
  • WFGL (960 AM; 2.5 kW; Fitchburg, MA; Owner: Csn International)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1.0 kW; Southbridge, MA; Owner: Money Matters Radio, Inc.)

FM Radio Stations Near Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • WRNX (100.9 FM; Granby, MA; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WCCH (103.5 FM; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Holyoke Community College)
  • WVEI-FM (105.5 FM; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Entercom Springfield License, Llc)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; Boylston, MA; Owner: Entercom Boston License, Llc)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; Paxton, MA; Owner: Entercom Boston License, Llc)
  • WCHC (88.1 FM; Worcester, MA; Owner: College Of The Holy Cross)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; Amherst, MA; Owner: University Of Massachusetts)
  • NEW (88.9 FM; Richmond, NH; Owner: Franklin County Christian Ministries)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Leominster, MA; Owner: Centro De Intercesion Y Adoracion Internacional, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Lunenburg, MA; Owner: Christian Educational Association)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Fitchburg, MA; Owner: Horizon Christian Fellowship)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Leominster, MA; Owner: Prayers For Life, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.3 FM; Leominster, MA; Owner: Three Pyramids Inc.)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; Amherst, MA; Owner: Trustees Of Amherst College)
  • NEW (89.9 FM; New Salem, MA; Owner: Athol Orange Community Television, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.9 FM; Marlborough, NH; Owner: Christian Mix Radio, Inc.)
  • NEW (89.9 FM; New Salem, MA; Owner: Franklin County Christian Ministries)
  • NEW (89.9 FM; Troy, NH; Owner: Granite State Educational Fellowship)
  • NEW (90.1 FM; Westminster, MA; Owner: Horizon Christian Fellowship)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; Charlton, MA; Owner: Christian Mix Radio, Inc.)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; Boylston, MA; Owner: Wicn Public Radio, Inc)
  • NEW (91.1 FM; North Brookfield, MA; Owner: Galaxy Radio, Inc.)
  • WMUA (91.1 FM; Amherst, MA; Owner: University Of Massachusetts)
  • NEW (91.3 FM; Williamsburg, MA; Owner: Nehemiahs Neighbors Church)
  • NEW (91.3 FM; Petersham, MA; Owner: Northeast Gospel Broadcasting Inc.)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; Worcester, MA; Owner: Wuw, Inc.)
  • WXPL (91.3 FM; Fitchburg, MA; Owner: Fitchburg State College)
  • NEW (91.5 FM; West Brookfield, MA; Owner: Amfmtech Educational Broadcasting, Inc.)
  • NEW (91.5 FM; West Brookfield, MA; Owner: Home Improvement Ministries)
  • NEW (91.5 FM; Warren, MA; Owner: The Exec. Comm. Of Trts)
  • WMHC (91.5 FM; South Hadley, MA; Owner: Trustees Of Mount Holyoke College)
  • WNMH (91.5 FM; Northfield, MA; Owner: Northfield Mount Hermon School)
  • NEW (91.7 FM; Shirley, MA; Owner: Living Proof, Inc.)
  • WGAJ (91.7 FM; Deerfield, MA; Owner: Trustees Of Deerfield Academy)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; Spencer, MA; Owner: University Of Massachusetts)
  • WOZQ (91.9 FM; Northampton, MA; Owner: Trustees Of The Smith College)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Cc Licenses, Llc)
  • WRSI (93.9 FM; Deerfield, MA; Owner: Saga)
  • WPVQ (95.3 FM; Bernardston, MA; Owner: Saga)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; Paxton, MA; Owner: Capstar Tx Limited Partnership)
  • WSNI (97.7 FM; Fitzwilliam, NH; Owner: Saga Communications Of New England, Llc)
  • WHAI (98.3 FM; Greenfield, MA; Owner: Saga Communications Of New England, Llc)
  • WNYN-FM (99.9 FM; Royalston, MA; Owner: County Broadcasting Company, Llc)

TV Broadcast Stations Near Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • WUNI (Channel 27; Boylston, MA; Owner: Entravision Holdings, Llc)
  • WGGB-TV (Channel 40; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Gormally Broadcasting, Llc)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; Paxton, MA; Owner: Educational Public Tv Corporation)
  • WGBY-TV (Channel 57; Holyoke, MA; Owner: Wgbh Educational Foundation)

(updated 2008)



Occupations in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Male:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 177  (56.5%)
  • Service Occupations: 26  (8.3%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 26  (8.3%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 2  (0.6%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 41  (13.1%)

Female:


  • Management, Professional, And Related Occupations: 151  (53.2%)
  • Service Occupations: 33  (11.6%)
  • Sales And Office Occupations: 91  (32.0%)
  • Farming, Fishing, And Forestry Occupations 0  (0.0%)
  • Construction, Extraction, And Maintenance Occupations: 0  (0.0%)


(updated 2010)





There are 24 Farms In Petersham Town, Massachusetts


(updated 2008)









Airports Near Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  • Orange Municipal


    (about 7.6 miles in Orange, Massachusetts; Airport Code: JZB)

  • Gardner Municipal


    (about 11.2 miles in East Templeton, Massachusetts; Airport Code: GDM)

  • Turners Falls


    (about 17.7 miles in Millers Falls, Massachusetts; Airport Code: MA2)

  • Sterling Airport


    (about 21.7 miles in Sterling, Massachusetts; Airport Code: RQM)

  • Worcester Regional


    (about 22.3 miles in Worcester, Massachusetts; Airport Code: ORH)

  • Northampton Airport


    (about 22.7 miles in Northampton, Massachusetts; Airport Code: MA5)

  • Fitchburg Municipal


    (about 23.7 miles in Leominster, Massachusetts; Airport Code: UXO)

  • Westover AFB


    (about 25.1 miles in Chicopee, Massachusetts; Airport Code: CEF)

  • Westover ARB Metropolitan


    (about 25.4 miles in Chicopee, Massachusetts; Airport Code: CEF)

  • Southbridge Municipal


    (about 27.5 miles in Sturbridge, Massachusetts; Airport Code: QSO)


(updated 2015)



Modes of Transportation in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Car, Truck, Or Van:

 

Drove Alone

68.53%

Carpooled

9.98%

Public Transportation:

 

Bus Or Trolley Bus

0.0%

Streetcar Or Trolley Car

0.0%

Subway Or Elevated

0.34%

Railroad

0.17%

Ferryboat

0.0%

Taxicab

0.0%

Motorcycle

0.0%

Bicycle

0.0%

Walked

11.84%

Other Means

1.18%

Worked At Home

7.95%



(updated 2010)





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Housing Analysis

Everyone needs shelter in rented housing or individually owned homes. Each community, including Petersham Town, Massachusetts, is different from the rest based on overall architecture, appearance, occupancy, average housing square footage, average home value, and average home age.





(updated 2010)



Household Type
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Family households:

Married-couple family : 249

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present : 9

Female householder, no husband present : 22

Nonfamily households:

Householder living alone : 101

Householder not living alone : 11


(updated 2009)



Unmarried-Partner Households By Sex Of Partner
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Unmarried-partner households:

Male householder and male partner : 4

Male householder and female partner : 3

Female householder and female partner : 0

Female householder and male partner : 12

All other households : 373


(updated 2009)



Household Type By Tenure
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Family households:

Married-couple family:

Owner-occupied housing units : 239

Renter-occupied housing units : 10

Other family:

Male householder, no wife present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 6

Renter-occupied housing units : 3

Female householder, no husband present:

Owner-occupied housing units : 19

Renter-occupied housing units : 3

Nonfamily households:

Owner-occupied housing units : 93

Renter-occupied housing units : 19


(updated 2009)



Household Income (Annual)
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Less than $10,000 : 11

$10,000 to $14,999 : 26

$15,000 to $19,999 : 19

$20,000 to $24,999 : 12

$25,000 to $29,999 : 19

$30,000 to $34,999 : 30

$35,000 to $39,999 : 15

$40,000 to $44,999 : 19

$45,000 to $49,999 : 19

$50,000 to $59,999 : 26

$60,000 to $74,999 : 45

$75,000 to $99,999 : 64

$100,000 to $124,999 : 34

$125,000 to $149,999 : 27

$150,000 to $199,999 : 21

$200,000 or more : 5


(updated 2009)



Housing Units
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Total : 549


(updated 2009)



Occupancy Status
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Occupied : 392

Vacant : 157


(updated 2009)



Median Number Of Rooms
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Median number of rooms : 7


(updated 2009)



Year Structure Built
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Built 2005 or later : 0

Built 2000 to 2004 : 24

Built 1990 to 1999 : 57

Built 1980 to 1989 : 31

Built 1970 to 1979 : 34

Built 1960 to 1969 : 5

Built 1950 to 1959 : 31

Built 1940 to 1949 : 39

Built 1939 or earlier : 328


(updated 2009)



House Heating Fuel
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Utility gas : 14

Bottled, tank, or LP gas : 17

Electricity : 5

Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. : 250

Coal or coke : 0

Wood : 96

Solar energy : 0

Other fuel : 10

No fuel used : 0


(updated 2009)



House Value
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Less than $10,000 : 0

$10,000 to $14,999 : 0

$15,000 to $19,999 : 0

$20,000 to $24,999 : 0

$25,000 to $29,999 : 0

$30,000 to $34,999 : 0

$35,000 to $39,999 : 0

$40,000 to $49,999 : 0

$50,000 to $59,999 : 2

$60,000 to $69,999 : 0

$70,000 to $79,999 : 0

$80,000 to $89,999 : 4

$90,000 to $99,999 : 6

$100,000 to $124,999 : 0

$125,000 to $149,999 : 0

$150,000 to $174,999 : 24

$175,000 to $199,999 : 36

$200,000 to $249,999 : 67

$250,000 to $299,999 : 45

$300,000 to $399,999 : 82

$400,000 to $499,999 : 44

$500,000 to $749,999 : 32

$750,000 to $999,999 : 6

$1,000,000 or more : 9


(updated 2009)



Mortgage Status
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Housing units with a mortgage, contract to purchase, or similar debt:

With either a second mortgage or home equity loan, but not both:

Second mortgage only : 2

Home equity loan only : 76

Both second mortgage and home equity loan : 0

No second mortgage and no home equity loan : 132

Housing units without a mortgage : 147


(updated 2009)



Median Value By Year Structure Built
(Petersham Town, Massachusetts)

Built 2005 or later :

Built 2000 to 2004 : $350,000

Built 1990 to 1999 : $340,500

Built 1980 to 1989 : $400,000

Built 1970 to 1979 : $283,300

Built 1960 to 1969 :

Built 1950 to 1959 : $220,800

Built 1940 to 1949 : $252,500

Built 1939 or earlier : $290,000


(updated 2009)







Percentage of Family Households in Petersham Town, Massachusetts: 69.8%

Percentage of Family Households in Massachusetts: 63.0%


(updated 2010)



Population in Group Quarters in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Noninstitutionalized population


  • Other noninstitutional facilities : 100%


(updated 2010)







Building Permits in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

* Units are useful in showing how many separate living spaces
were built. e.g. apartments, townhomes, condos, etc.

    Buildings Units Cost
1999        
  Single Family 4 4 $600,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

4 4 $600,000
2000        
  Single Family 5 5 $725,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $725,000
2001        
  Single Family 5 5 $607,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

5 5 $607,000
2002        
  Single Family 17 17 $2,470,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

17 17 $2,470,000
2003        
  Single Family 12 12 $1,865,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

12 12 $1,865,000
2004        
  Single Family 13 13 $1,934,900
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

13 13 $1,934,900
2005        
  Single Family 6 6 $1,391,500
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $1,391,500
2006        
  Single Family 6 6 $1,910,000
  Two Family 0 0 $0
  Three and Four Family 0 0 $0
  Five or More Family 0 0 $0
  Total

6 6 $1,910,000


(updated 2007)



Median Household Income In 2000 (Petersham Town, MA): $47,833
Median Household Income In 2000 (Massachusetts): $50,502


(updated 2010)



Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Petersham Town): $152,000
Median House/Condo Value in 2000 (Massachusetts): $182,800


(updated 2010)



Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Petersham Town): $543
Median Gross Rent in 2000 (Massachusetts): $684


(updated 2010)



Most Commonly Used Heating Fuel in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Utility Gas: 0.5%
Bottled, Tank, Or Lp Gas: 2.7%
Electricity: 1.4%
Fuel Oil, Kerosene, Etc.: 77.4%
Coal Or Coke: 0.0%
Wood: 18.0%
Solar Energy: 0.0%
Other Fuel: 0.0%
No Fuel Used: 0.0%


(updated 2010)





(updated 2010)





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Government Analysis

People run the government through election of representatives and officials. Local governments are important to provide cohesion between individuals who must share public places. Worthwhile laws need to be debated, passed, and then enforced for a community to remain viable. Communities such as Petersham Town, Massachusetts are often affected in positive and negative ways by government performance.



Health Care Centers Close To Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Gardner Vna


     Address: 34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Gentiva Health Services


     Address: 1 Arch Place, 2nd Floor, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 7/5/1996

Quaboag Valley Vna


     Address: 42b Wright Street, Palmer, Massachusetts 01069
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/7/1966

Diversified Visiting Nurse Association


     Address: 25 Tucker Drive, Leominster, Massachusetts 01453
     Ownership: Voluntary Non Profit - Private
     Certified Date: 7/1/1966

Excel Home Care Services Inc


     Address: 185 West Avenue, Suite 103, Ludlow, Massachusetts 01056
     Ownership: Proprietary
     Certified Date: 7/17/2007

Hospitals Close To Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Athol Memorial Hospital


     Address: 2033 Main Street, Athol, Massachusetts 01331
     Hospital Type: Critical Access Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Heywood Hospital


     Address: 242 Green Street, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Baystate Mary Lane Hospital


     Address: 85 South Street, Ware, Massachusetts 01082
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Private

Baystate Franklin Medical Center


     Address: 164 High Street, Greenfield, Massachusetts 01301
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Wing Memorial Hospital And Medical Center


     Address: 40 Wright Street, Palmer, Massachusetts 01069
     Hospital Type: Acute Care Hospitals
     Ownership: Voluntary Non-profit - Other

Nursing Homes Close To Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Quabbin Valley Healthcare


     Address: 821 Daniel Shays Highway, Athol, Massachusetts 01331
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 133
     Percent Occupied: 94%

Baldwinville Nursing Home


     Address: 51 Hospital Road, Box 24, Baldwinville, Massachusetts 01436
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 94
     Percent Occupied: 100%

Leo P Lachance Center For Rehabilitation & Nur


     Address: 59 Eastwood Circle, P O Box 310, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 117
     Percent Occupied: 98%

Wachusett Manor


     Address: 32 Hospital Hill Road, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440
     Ownership: For Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 85
     Percent Occupied: 89%

Heywood Transitional Care Center


     Address: 242 Green Street, 2nd Floor, Gardner, Massachusetts 01440
     Ownership: Non Profit - Corporation
     Number of Residents: 12
     Percent Occupied: 63%



Closest Nuclear Power Plant To
Petersham Town, Massachusetts

Name: Vermont Yankee
Address: PO Box 157, Governor Hunt Road; Vernon, VT 05354
Distance: 25 Miles


(updated 2007)



Social Security Users in Petersham Town, Massachusetts

    Retired Workers: 155
    Disabled Workers: 20
    Widowers Workers: 15
    Spouses Workers: 15
    Children Workers: 15


(updated 2007)



Worcester County, Massachusetts Presidential Election

  • Kerry & Edwards 56.41%
  • Bush & Cheney 42.30%
  • Other 1.30%



(updated 2004)



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Taxes Analysis

Using tax dollars, government officials keep public places in repair, protect citizens, and provide for important services for the benefit of Petersham Town, Massachusetts citizens.

Relocation to Worcester County, MA

4.47 % of Worcester County tax filers migrated from different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. Their adjusted gross income average was $50,737

Massachusetts Average 6.31 %

0.14 % residents relocated from other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $13,888

Massachusetts Average 0.28 %

Lead counties where tax filers migrated to Worcester County, MA (2005 / 2006) from a different county are as follows:

  • Middlesex County , MA 1.37 % ($58,665 AGI )
  • Norfolk County , MA 0.29 % ($58,509 AGI )
  • Suffolk County , MA 0.18 % ($52,994 AGI )

Relocation away from Worcester County, MA

4.90 % of Worcester County tax filers migrated to different counties or other nations outside the United States between 2005 and 2006. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $51,085

Massachusetts Average 6.91 %

0.08 % residents relocated to other nations. This group's adjusted gross income averaged $39,302

Massachusetts Average 0.11 %

Lead counties where tax filers moved from Worcester County, MA (2005 / 2006) to a different county are as follows:

  • Middlesex County , MA 0.91 % ($51,723 AGI )
  • Norfolk County , MA 0.25 % ($49,788 AGI )
  • Suffolk County , MA 0.22 % ($45,031 AGI )


(updated 2006)



Income Tax Rates in Massachusetts

Low Bracket: $0 (5.30%)
High Bracket: Unlimited (5.30%)


(updated 2008)



Sales Tax Rates in Massachusetts

5.00%


(updated 2008)



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Weather Analysis

The enjoyment of the area in which you live is often affected by the weather. Each individual has a different view on what weather patterns will make them most happy. Some people love the seasons, others enjoy warm temperatures throughout the year while others may love the snow. The weather provided for Petersham Town, Massachusetts is based on over 50 years of data.





















Storms In Petersham Town, Massachusetts

  Fatalities Injuries Property
Damage
Crop
Damage
Thunderstorm Wind        
07/27/2005, 03:15 pm 0 0 $5K --
06/06/2005, 04:15 pm 0 0 $10K --
05/31/1998, 05:00 pm 0 0 $5K --
05/17/1991, 03:33 pm 0 1 -- --
01/01/1902, 12:00 am 0 0 $5K --
         





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Crime Analysis

Everyone wants to feel safe. Individuals and families want to remain protected from violent or property crime. The crime data should not be totally relied upon when making a decision on where to live. If you are concerned, visit Petersham Town, Massachusetts directly or research local government web sites.



Number of Sex Offenders In Massachusetts

2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
18,000 8,104 11,768 14,896 13,125 15,341 11,182 0 11,307 0


(updated 2014)



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