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Chelmsford is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.

The latitude of Chelmsford is 42.6N. The longitude is -71.366W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 246 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 33,858.


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Median household income
Local
$70,207
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Chelmsford demographic reports
Chelmsford is in the Merrimack Valley
This was once the site of Praying Town, a preserve for Christianized Indians established in 1653

A local quarry supplied granite for Quincy Market

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 59. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.7 per 1,000 people.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Chelmsford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Middlesex County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Lowell area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01824 ZIP code.

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5% of Chelmsford residents report German ancestry, and 25% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Chelmsford ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Chelmsford was $30,465, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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44% of Chelmsford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Chelmsford include Chelmsford Center Historic District ... View historic districts

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Median rent in Chelmsford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $743.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,520.


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

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Newspapers in Chelmsford include Chelmsford Independent

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The average commute time for Chelmsford workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 12 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Chelmsford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 3.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly lower than the national norm.

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