Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Take a look at what you can get for around $350,000 on the North Shore.
What does approximately $350,000 buy you in the North Shore real estate market? Scroll through our image gallery to find out where you can get the most bang for your buck in the area. For a closer look at local tax rates check our previously published chart.
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Here are the media list prices of homes for sale on the North Shore.
Year-to-date, the median list price of homes for sale on the North Shore varies widely with the lowest being $180,000 in Lynn and the highest $805,000 in Manchester-By-The-Sea. Here's a look at the media list prices and price per square foot on the North Shore. *Note: Comments made on this story will appear on all North Shore Patch sites.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
There is good news year-to-year for unemployment numbers.
Each Wednesday we present a chart highlighting local data on a wide range of topics. This week's chart focuses on the latest local unemployment numbers. The chart is compiled using data from the Massachusetts Department of Labor and Workforce Development. Locally, all North Shore communities saw a decrease in unemployment numbers in February compared to February 2011. Communities such as Danvers, Gloucester, Lynnfield, Middleton, Essex and Marblehead saw an increase month-to-month compared to January 2012. *This chart appears on all North Shore Patch sites. Comments left on this article, will appear on all sites. *Each Wednesday, Patch sites across the North Shore present a chart of local data. Topics vary from birthrates to real …
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
How overweight is your community?
How overweight is your community? Obesity is defined as having a body mass index greater than 30 kilograms per square meter. The research, based on 2005 data, was published in the American Journal of Public Health in March 2009. Check below to see how your community stacks up. *This chart appears on all North Shore Patch sites. Comments you make on the chart, will appear on all sites.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Ever wonder how many liquor licenses are reported in your community?
Ever wonder how many liquor licenses each community has? Locally, Beverly, Lynn, Peabody and Salem have the most licenses. The information presented in the chart reflects all types of liquor licenses; seasonal, wine and beer, restaurants and clubs. The data is from the Massachusetts Alcoholic Beverages Control Commission. The data is from 2011. *This chart is posted on all North Shore Patch sites. Comments you make on the story, will appear on all sites the story is posted on.
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Wondering how many people have licenses to carry in your community?
This week's chart highlights how many licenses to carry have been given out in your community. The license to carry includes those licensed to carry chemical sprays such as Mace. The data was provided by the Criminal History Systems Board and reflects 2009 data, the latest available. Locally, Nahant had the least amount of licenses while Lynn had the most. *This chart appears on various Patch sites across the North Shore. Comments on the article made on another site, will show up on all sites.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
This week's chart looks at births.
What communities are welcoming the most children? This week's chart tackles local birth rates. The data represents 2009 births, the latest data available from the U.S. Census. Lynn and Salem lead the list with the most births while Nahant had the least number of birth at 22.
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
This week's chart focuses on the number of offenders in each community.
The Massachusetts Sex Offender Registry keeps data on how many level three offenders live, work and go to school in each community. Below is a breakdown per town. Often, there is some overlap in the number of sex offenders working in each town. For instance, an offender can live and work in a certain town and that number would be reflected in both the work and living columns even though it accounts for one person. For more information, search the state's database.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Wondering what the divorce rate is in your community?
This week's chart focuses on community-by-community divorce rates. While the rates may vary across the state, Massachusetts as a whole, has the lowest divorce rate in the country. Locally, Lynn had the highest number of divorces over a five year period whereas Topsfield had the least with just 47 divorces recorded over five years. Courtesy U.S. Census American Community Survey
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
This week's chart totals violent crime in the region.
Violent crime is considered any crime in which force is used upon the victim. These crimes include rape, murder, robbery. The data below is courtesy the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The data does not break down what type of crimes were accounted for in each community. Lynn and Salem had the highest total instances of violent crime whereas Essex had the least.