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Waltham is a city in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The community was named after town in England

The latitude of Waltham is 42.376N. The longitude is -71.236W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 66 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 58,894.


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Median household income
Local
$54,010
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Waltham demographic reports
Waltham is on the Charles River
Boston merchant Francis Cabot Lowell founded the nation's first public company here in 1814, when he built a textile factory along the river

Long known as a watch-manufacturing center

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 100. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1998 movie, "A Civil Action"
· 2000 movie, "State and Main"
Well-known residents have included:
· F. Lee Bailey, lawyer
· Charles J. Precourt, astronaut
· Isaac Asimov, science fiction writer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Performing arts: Waltham Philharmonic Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Waltham Museum, Charles River Museum of Industry, Lyman Estate, Rose Art Museum, Gore Place
Colleges and universities: Brandeis University, Bentley 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: 139

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4% of Waltham residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Waltham ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Waltham was $26,364, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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38% of Waltham residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Waltham include Piety Corner Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Waltham, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $792.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,532.


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Libraries in Waltham include Waltham Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Waltham include Daily News Tribune

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Waltham restaurants taking online reservations include IL Capriccio, Tempo, The Elephant Walk - Waltham ... View restaurants

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The average commute time for Waltham workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Waltham 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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