Profile for Lee, Massachusetts, MA
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Lee is a town in Berkshire County, in the Pittsfield metro area.
The community was named after Revolutionary Gen. Charles Lee.
The latitude of Lee is 42.304N. The longitude is -73.248W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,066 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,985.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Lee demographic reports
Lee is on the Housatonic River.
Lee's 19th-century economy was based on paper manufacturing and marble quarries.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 24. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.1 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1996 movie, "Before and After"
· 1999 movie, "The Cider House Rules"
Well-known residents have included:
· Edith Wharton, novelist
Local festivals include:
- Festival Latino of the Berkshires - Sept. 29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Lee web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation:
October Mountain State Forest, Appalachian Trail, Laurel Lake
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 Lee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Berkshire County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Pittsfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01240 ZIP code.
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Ancestry & family history
7% of Lee residents report German ancestry, and 21% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Lee ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Lee was $19,799, compared with $21,587 nationally.
25% of Lee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Lee festival dates:
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- Festival Latino of the Berkshires - S
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Lee festival web sites:
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Median rent in Lee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $499. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,037.
Libraries in Lee include Lee Library ... View libraries
The average commute time for Lee workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Lee include Best Value Inn Lee, Best Western, Chambery Inn, Rodeway Inn Lee.
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