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Tewksbury

Tewksbury, Massachusetts

  •   State: 
    Massachusetts
      County: 
    Middlesex County
      City: 
    Tewksbury
      County all: 
    Middlesex | Essex
      County FIPS: 
    25017 | 25009
      Coordinates: 
    42°36′38″N 71°14′05″W
      Area total: 
    54.5 km² (21.1 sq mi)
      Area land: 
    53.7 km² (20.7 sq mi)
      Area water: 
    0.9 km² (0.3 sq mi)
      Elevation: 
    38 m (126 ft)
      Established: 
    1637; Settled 1637; Incorporated 1734
  •   Latitude: 
    42,6029
      Longitude: 
    -71,223
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    01876
      GMAP: 

    Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

  •   Population: 
    1,490
      Population density: 
    580/km 2 (1,500 residents per square mile of area)
      Household income: 
    $85,002
      Households: 
    10,449
      Unemployment rate: 
    8.20%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    5.00%
      Income taxes: 
    5.30%

Tewksbury was first settled in 1637 and was officially incorporated on December 17, 1734, from Billerica. The town is located about 19 miles (31 km) north-northwest of Boston along I-93 and I-495 (Boston's outer beltway) It is bordered by the city of Lowell to the northwest, Dracut to the north (unreachable across the Merrimack), Andover to the northeast, Wilmington to the southeast, andBillerica to the southwest. In a typical year, temperatures fall below 50F° for 195 days per year. Annual precipitation is typically 44.6 inches per year (high in the US) and snow covers the ground 62 days a year or 17% of the year. The former Tew-Mac Airport was located in the town before it was closed in 1997 and replaced with condominiums and a country club. In July 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and other Baker administration transportation officials visited a construction project in the city to highlight $2.8 billion spent during Baker's administration on highway construction projects and improvements to bridges, intersections, and sidewalks. It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 9 straight days of moderate rain per year and the humidity is below 60% for approximately 25.4 days or 7% of a year. In the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 28,851 people, 9,964 households, and 7,692 families residing in theTown. The population density was 1,392.3 people per square mile (537/km²).

History

Tewksbury was first settled in 1637 and was officially incorporated on December 17, 1734, from Billerica. There is no evidence that the town was named after Tewkesbury, England. On July 24, 1857, a powerful tornado swept through the town. The tornado was powerful enough to flatten barns and sheds, pull up large trees by their roots, and sweep away and kill a team of oxen. President Andrew Jackson stopped at local watering hole, Brown's Tavern, during a visit to Tewksburys in the 1800s. The Shawsheen River is where the Shawshin tribe settled, allowing them access to a food source through fishing in the river. One of the oldest sections of town is the area around the Shaw sheen River. The town is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which was built in the 17th century. The turnpike was originally built to connect Massachusetts with New England. It was later extended to connect New England with the rest of the U.S. in the 19th century, and was called the "Turnpike Highway" It was also known as the "Washsheen Highway" due to the name of the river it was built on. The name "Shawsheen" is still used to refer to the Shawshean River, which is a tributary of the Massachusetts River. It is also known for being the site of the Battle of Bunker Hill, which took place in 1805.

Geography

The town is located about 19 miles (31 km) north-northwest of Boston along I-93 and I-495 (Boston's outer beltway) Tewksbury is bordered by the city of Lowell to the northwest, Dracut to the north (unreachable across the Merrimack), Andover to the northeast, Wilmington to the southeast, and Billerica to the southwest. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.1 square miles (55 km²), of which 20.7square miles (54 km²) is land and 0.3square miles (0.78km²), or 1.61% is water. The town of Chelmsford exists on the other side of the Concord River, which runs through the southern end of the town. Teweksbury is located within the Greater Boston metropolitan area. It is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, one of the busiest roads in the United States. The turnpike was built in the 19th century and is a major route through the Boston area. The Turnpikes were originally built to connect Boston with the New York City and New Haven areas. The city of Boston was founded in the 18th century, and the turnpikes are still in use today. The Boston area is home to the Boston Marathon and other major events such as the Super Bowl and the New England Patriots football game. The Town of Tewkesbury was founded on the site of a former dairy farm.

Climate

In a typical year, Tewksbury, Massachusetts temperatures fall below 50F° for 195 days per year. Annual precipitation is typically 44.6 inches per year (high in the US) and snow covers the ground 62 days a year. The humidity is below 60% for approximately 25.4 days or 7% of the year. It may be helpful to understand the yearly precipitation by imagining 9 straight days of moderate rain per year, which would be high in the U.S. The city is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs between Boston and New York City. It has a population of 1.2 million. The town is located in the Berkshires, which are the oldest part of the state. It is also one of the most humid areas in the state, with an average humidity of 60%. The town has an average temperature of 50.7F°, which is the highest in the United States. The average annual precipitation is 44.4 inches, or 9.9 inches, and the humidity is 60% or more for 25 days peryear. The area has a high percentage of snowfall, with 62 days of snow covering the ground per year or 17% of a year, making it the most snow-covered city in the country. The annual average temperature is 50.3F°. The yearly average annual rainfall is 44 inches or 8.2 inches or 2.7 inches. The temperature is typically between 50 and 60F° and the yearly average yearly precipitation is about 9 inches or more.

Transportation

The LRTA 12 bus connects Tewksbury to Lowell and Wilmington on the MBTA Commuter Rail Lowell Line. The former Tew-Mac Airport was located in the town before it was closed in 1997 and replaced with condominiums and a country club. In July 2017, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and other Baker administration transportation officials visited a construction project in the city to highlight $2.8 billion spent during Baker's administration on highway construction projects and improvements to bridges, intersections, and sidewalks. The city is home to a number of businesses, including a restaurant, a bank, a hotel, and a bowling alley. The town is also the home of the Tewkesbury High School, which was founded in 1875. The school was the site of the town's first public high school, which opened in 1876. It was later moved to a new location, which is still open today. It is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs from Boston to Worcester and points south to Boston. The Turnpikes were built in 1881 and later extended to Boston in 1883 and 1885. The Town's name is derived from the town of Tewkksbury, Massachusetts, where it was once located. It has a population of 2,000. It also has a post office, postmaster, postmistress, and postmaster general's office, which were all built in the early 20th century. In 1881, the town was the location of the city's first high school.

Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 28,851 people, 9,964 households, and 7,692 families residing in the town. The town's population was spread out, with 25.0% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median income for a household in the city was $68,800, and $76,443 for a family. The per capita income for the town was $27,031. About 1.9% of families and 3.8%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.4% of those under age 18 and 5.3% ofThose age 65 or over. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the town has a population of 28,000, up from 26,000 at the start of the 2010 Census. The population growth rate since the 2000 census has been 2.7%. The town has had a population decline of 1.7% since the 1990s. The city's population has increased by 1.2%. The population of the town is expected to reach 28,500 by the end of the year. The growth rate is predicted to be 2.6%, up from 1.6%. The city has a median age of 38 years. The average household size is 2.81 and the average family size is 3.24.

Government

Tewksbury operates under a New England town form of government. It is one of the more Republican-leaning towns in the Commonwealth. The town is located in the 6th Congressional District and thus represented in the House of Representatives by Seth Moulton of Salem. In the special election to replace the late Ted Kennedy, Tewksburys supported Scott Brown over Martha Coakley by a two-to-one margin. It was one of a few communities which supported John McCain over Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. It holds an open town meeting every spring where the budget is submitted for approval by the town's citizens. It has a town manager who reports to a five-member board of selectmen. It also has two senators, Ed Markey of Malden and Elizabeth Warren of Cambridge, who represent the town in the state Senate. Tewkburys is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs from Boston to Cambridge. The turnpike was built in the 1800s as a way to connect the towns of Cambridge and Malden with the rest of the state. The Turnpikes are now the main route between Boston and New York City and the turnpikes connect Boston to the East Coast and the West Coast. The towns' name comes from the turn-of-the-century town of Waltham, Massachusetts, which was named after the turn of the century. The name "Waltham" means "wisdom" in English, which means "to think" or "to act".

Hospital

Tewksbury Hospital, a state-owned facility, is located here. Originally built as an almshouse in the mid-19th century, it includes over 900 acres (3.6 km²) of open space. The building houses murals done by artists during the Works Progress Administration program. The hospital and the Public Health Museum in the Old Administration building were featured in the Stephen King series Castle Rock, as was the Tewksburys Cemetery directly across the street. It is home to the Department of Mental Health and the Dept. of Public Health, and has many programs for addictive behavior and other health concerns. Anne Sullivan ("Annie", Helen Keller's teacher) spent time at the hospital before Annie was sent to the Kellers, and suffered the loss of her younger brother, James, in his childhood before her departure. It was used as the setting for a scene in the film "The Shawshank Redemption" The hospital was also used as a setting for the movie "The Descendants" and the film's sequel, "The Dark Knight Rises" It is located in the town of Tawksbury, New York City, and is a suburb of the city's central business district. The city is also home to a number of public schools, many of which are under the jurisdiction of the City of Tewkesbury. It has a population of around 3,000. It also has a cemetery, which was used for the filming of "The Shining" and "The Godfather".

Education

The Tewksbury public schools district serves students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade by a high school, two junior high schools, one private school and four elementary schools. High school students have the option to attend Shawsheen Valley Technical High School, which serves five area communities. The nearest state university is the University of Massachusetts Lowell, with several state colleges in Salem and Framingham. The nearer private college is Merrimack College in North Andover, with many others within an hour's drive in Boston. The closest community college is Middlesex Community College, which has two campuses in nearby Lowell and Bedford. The district's elementary schools were redistricted in 2010. Before the switch, each school had its own district and served grades K4. The two schools on each side of town were then grouped together and each was given specific grades for that school.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts = 43.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 43. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Tewksbury = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 1,490 individuals with a median age of 40.6 age the population grows by 3.20% in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 580/km 2 (1,500 residents per square mile of area). There are average 2.77 people per household in the 10,449 households with an average household income of $85,002 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.20% of the available work force and has dropped -4.40% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.00%. The number of physicians in Tewksbury per 100,000 population = 389.3.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Tewksbury = 42 inches and the annual snowfall = 46 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 201. 83 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 16.3 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 49, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts which are owned by the occupant = 86.53%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $279,970 and home appreciation of -6.62%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.70 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

Study

The local school district spends $6,093 per student. There are 17.2 students for each teacher in the school, 1587 students for each Librarian and 794 students for each Counselor. 9.31% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 17.10% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 8.56% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Tewksbury's population in Middlesex County, Massachusetts of 4,445 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,34-fold to 1,490 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.70% female residents and 49.30% male residents live in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    As of 2020 in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts are married and the remaining 36.86% are single population.

  • 32 minutes is the average time that residents in Tewksbury require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    87.09% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 5.93% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 2.95% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.47% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 86.53% are owner-occupied homes, another 10.67% are rented apartments, and the remaining 2.79% are vacant.

  • The 68.03% of the population in Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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