Profile for Concord, Massachusetts, MA
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Concord is a town in Middlesex County, in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincy metro area.
The community was named for the harmonious relationship between settlers and local Indians
The latitude of Concord is 42.460N. The longitude is -71.349W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 141 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 16,993.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Concord demographic reports
Concord is at the junction of the Concord, Sudbury and Assabet rivers
Site of famous battle which sparked the Revolutionary War
After the war, an important literary center, inspiring Emerson, Hawthorne and Thoreau
Birthplace of the Concord grape
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 16. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1992 movie, "HouseSitter"
· 1992 movie, "School Ties"
Well-known residents have included:
· Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer
· Louisa May Alcott, writer
· Henry David Thoreau, writer
· Doris Kearns Goodwin, historian
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Warm Words Storytelling Festival - Feb. 16-19, 2007
Dates often change. Check Concord web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
Walden Pond State Reservation
Great Meadows National Wildlife Refuge
Historic sites and museums: Concord Museum, Minute Man National Historical Park, Orchard House, Ralph Waldo Emerson House, Thoreau Lyceum, The Old Manse, Walden Pond
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.)
I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord,
Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only.
Henry David Thoreau
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Concord residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Concord ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Concord was $51,477, compared with $21,587 nationally.
66% of Concord residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Concord festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- Warm Words Storytelling Festival - F
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Concord include Concord Monument Square-Lexington Road Historic District, Hubbard--French District, Walden Pond ... View historic districts
Median rent in Concord, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $994. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,228.
Libraries in Concord include Concord Free Public Library, Loring N Fowler Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Concord include Concord Journal
The average commute time for Concord workers is 29 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Concord between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 1.2 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Concord include Best Western, Colonial Inn.
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“ I lived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which I had built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord,
Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. ”
Henry David Thoreau
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