Profile for Fitchburg, Massachusetts, MA
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Fitchburg is a city in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after John Fitch, settler.
The latitude of Fitchburg is 42.583N. The longitude is -71.802W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 469 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 39,948.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Fitchburg demographic reports
Fitchburg is on the Nashua River, near the New Hampshire border.
A 19th-century industrial center.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 243. The number of murders and homicides was 3. The violent crime rate was 6.1 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
- Autumn Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check Fitchburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Coggshall Park, Coolidge Park
Fox, deer, turkey and even bobcat can sometimes be seen at the Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary
Fitchburg attractions: Longsjo Classic bicycle race
Historic sites and museums: Fitchburg Art Museum
Colleges and universities:
Fitchburg State College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 81
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Ancestry & family history
4% of Fitchburg residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Fitchburg ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Fitchburg was $17,256, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Fitchburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Fitchburg festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Autumn Festival - Oct. 13, 2007
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Fitchburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $466. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,060.
Libraries in Fitchburg include Fitchburg Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Fitchburg include Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise
The average commute time for Fitchburg workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Fitchburg between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of .5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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