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TOWN OF TYNGSBOROUGH

INCORPORATED 1809

TOTAL AREA: 18.05 Square Miles

FORM OF GOVERNMENT: Board of Selectmen/Town Administrator/
Open Town Meeting

Town of Tyngsborough's website

 

TOWN SERVICES:   

TOWN CONTACTS: (as of June 2004)  

Board of Selectmen: (978) 649 2300
Richard P. Lemoine - Chairman
Peter J. Nicosia - ViceChair
Kevin O'Connor - Clerk
Howard "Buddy" Hackett

Town Administrator:  (978) 649 - 2300
Paul Boushell 

Town Clerk:  (978) 649 7103
Joanne Shifres

Planning Board: (978)  649 - 2308
Mark H. Pease 
Steven Nocco 
Frederick A. Russell
Theresa O'Rioirden
Caryn DeCarteret

Conservation Commission: (978)  649 - 2304
Robert W. Sherburne 
Bryan P. Logue
Kathleen A. Cayer
Henry Jungman
Joseph Kablick
Lucy Gertz
Cynthia Hanna 

Public Works Department: (978) 649-2310
Frederick Flanagan - Director

Public Water Systems:
Approximately 60% of the Town is served by public water 

Trash Collection:
Tyngsborough has curbside trash pickup and recycling. In FY99, total solid waste collected in Town was 4,708 tons. Recyclables totaled another 1,100 tons. 

Sewer:
Public sewer services 25% of the Town. Treatment is provided at the Lowell Wastewater Utility. 

Library:
Tyngsborough Public Library in FY99 had 29,000 holdings and circulation of 75,800 items. 

Schools:

Tyngsborough school system includes three elementary schools and one junior/senior high school. 1999 2000 enrollment: 2,115 pupils in the system. Tyngsborough is also a member community for the Greater Lowell Vocational Technical High School. 

Public Safety:
24 permanent officers staff Tyngsborough Police Dept. The Fire Chief oversees an on call Fire Dept. of 40 on-call firefighters. 

Chief of Police: Chief John Miceli (978) 649-7504 

Chief of Fire Department: Chief Timothy Madden (978) 649-7671

Rail:
Commuter rail service to North Station, Boston, is available at Lowell Gallagher Terminal or at the newly renovated North Billerica Station (Travel time 40 min). Freight rail service is available from the Springfield Terminal Railway, contact number: (978) 663 1073. 

Bus:
Tyngsborough is a member of the Lowell Regional Transit Authority (LRTA), which provides fixed bus service between Lowell and Tyngsborough. Paratransit services for the elderly and disabled are available through the Council on Aging.   

TAX RATE: Residential - $17.20 per $1,000, Commercial- $17.20 per $1,000

Population Trends TYNGSBOROUGH  (2000 U.S. Census) 
(Updated May 25, 2002)

1960

1970

1980

1990

2000

#Change 1990-2000

%Change 1990-2000  

3,302

4,204

5,683

8,642

11,081

2,439

28.2%

 

Persons by Sex (2000 U.S. Census) 

Male

4,286

Female

4,356

 

Age Distribution (2000 U.S. Census) 

 

Persons

%

Under 5

987

8.9%

5 14

1,886

17%

15 44

5,079

45.8%

45 64

2,397

21.6%

65 & over           

732

6.6%

  

Race and Ethnicity (2000 U.S. Census) 

 

Persons

%

White

10,597

95.6%

Black

55

0.5%

Am Indian, Eskimo or Aleut

 25

 0.2%

Asian or Pacific Islander

275

2.5%

Hispanic Origin

123

1.1%

 

Households (2000 U.S. Census) 

1980

1990

2000

1,834

2,823

3,731

 

Household Size (2000 U.S. Census) 

2.97 persons per household 

Poverty Status (2000 U.S. Census) 

Persons Below Poverty Level:

Tyngsborough

Mass.

519

573,421

4.7%

9.3%

 

Households by Type (2000 U.S. Census)                                   

 

Households

%

Married Couple/ Family

2,517

67.5%

Female Householder

318

8.5%

Non-Family Household

782

21.0%

 

Income Distribution            (2000 U.S. Census) 

 

Households

%

Less than $ 10,000

120

3.2%

$ 10,000 - $ 14,999

187

5.0%

$ 15,000 - $ 24,999

189

5.1%

$ 25,000 - $ 34,999

194

5.2%

$ 35,000 - $ 49,999

589

15.7%

$ 50,000 - $ 74,999

724

19.4%

$ 75,000 - $ 99,999

859

23.0%

$ 100,000 - $ 149,999

580

15.5%

$ 150,000 - $ 199,999

169

4.5%

$ 200,000 or more

130

3.5%

 

Sources of Income (2000 U.S. Census) 

 

# Of Households

Average Income

Wage & Salary

3,407

$80,781

Social Security

584

$10,854

Supplemental Security

115

$6,915

Public Assistance

70

$3,020

Retirement

489

$12,472

 

HOUSING CHARACTERISTICS 

Housing Units (2000 U.S. Census) 

1970

1980

1990

2000

1,269

1,985

3,033

3,806

 

Median Household Income (2000 U.S. Census) 

1970

1980

1990

2000

$9,696

$20,947

$52,089

$69,818

 

Median Home Sale Price (Banker & Tradesman) 

 

1992

1994

1996

1998

2000

1 Family

$130,000

$150,000

$146,900

$185,175

$239,900

Condo

$12,200

$48,500

$65,450

$81,000

$115,000

All Sales

$50,000

$140,500

$124,700

$140,000

$209,900

 

Housing Unit Permit Data 

1990

1992

1994

1996

1998

91

45

137

71

98

 

Housing Breakdown by Occupancy (2000 U.S. Census) 

 

 

% OF TOTAL

TOTAL HOUSING UNITS

3,806

 

Total Occupied Units

3,731

98.0%

Owner Occupied

3,144

84.3%

Renter Occupied

587

15.7%

Total Vacant

75

2.0

 

LAND USE CLASSIFICATION (Mass. GIS 1991)

TYNGSBOROUGH  LAND USE

ACREAGE

% OF TOTAL

Residential

2,242.87 Acres

19.4%

Commercial

178.98 Acres

1.5%

Industrial

54.71 Acres

0.5%

Agriculture

517.84 Acres

4.5%

Open Space/ Recreation

7,249.67 Acres

62.6%

Transportation/Mining/Waste

579.46 Acres

5.0%

Water

753.12 Acres

6.5%

TOTAL ACREAGE

11,576.66 Acres

100%

 

RECREATION DEPARTMENT:  (978) 649-2300

Alyson McNamara - Director 
Tyngsborough Recreation Dept.
10 Kendall Rd. Box 5
Tyngsborough, MA 01879
 

Recreational Facilities 

Lowell, Dracut, Tyngsborough State Forest (1,040 Acres)
Bicycling, non-motorized boating, cross country skiing, fresh water fishing, hiking, horseback riding, hunting, ice skating, nature observation, organized events, picnicking, sight seeing, walking/jogging.  ATV and Snowmobiling are not permitted in the State Forest. 

MIT Property (251 Acres, Private)
Nature observation
 

Notre Dame Academy (199 Acres, Private)
Hiking, nature observation, pool swimming, tennis.
 

Vesper Country Club (170 Acres, Private)
Golf, hiking, nature observation, pool swimming, tennis
 

Elbow Meadow (132 Acres)
Hiking, nature observation
 

Tyngsborough Country Club (87 Acres)
Golf, hiking, hunting, nature observation, picnicking
 

Greater Lowell Regional Vocational Technical High School (85 Acres)
Baseball/softball, basketball, football/soccer, general play, organized events
 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 

Employment Base 2000 

LABOR FORCE 2000

6,328

# Residents Employed

6,176

# Residents Unemployed

152

Tyngsborough Unemployment Rate

2.4%

NMCOG Region Unemployment Rate

2.5%

State Unemployment Rate 

2.6% 

 

Employment by Industry Sector 2001 (Mass Division of Employment & Training ES - 202 Series)  

Agriculture/Forestry/Fishing

     45

Government

   924

Construction

   423

Manufacturing

   298

TCPU

   222

Trade

   995

FIRE

     79

Services

1,104

Total Employment/Tyngsborough

4,090

TCPU = Transportation, Communications and Public Utilities
FIRE = Finance, Insurance and Real Estate
conf = Data suppressed due to confidentiality

Means Of Transportation To Work - 2000 (Census Transportation Planning Package 2000)

Subject

1990 Census 2000 Census Change 1990 to 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Workers 16 years and over 4,543 100.0 5,863 100.0 1,320 29.1
Drove alone 3,890 85.6 5,218 89.0 1,328 34.1
Carpooled 463 10.2 407 6.9 -56 -12.1
Public transportation (including taxicab) 44 1.0 45 0.8 1 2.3
Bicycle or walked 69 1.5 30 0.5 -39 -56.5
Motorcycle or other means 0 0.0 21 0.4 21 0.0
Worked at home 77 1.7 142 2.4 65 84.4

Travel Time to Work -  2000 (Census Transportation Planning Package 2000)

Subject

1990 Census 2000 Census Change 1990 to 2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Workers who did not work at home 4,466 100.0 5,721 100.0 1,255 28.1
Less than 5 minutes 111 2.5 66 1.2 -45 -40.5
5 to 9 minutes 295 6.6 229 4.0 -66 -22.4
10 to 14 minutes 482 10.8 676 11.8 194 40.2
15 to 19 minutes 769 17.2 830 14.5 61 7.9
20 to 29 minutes 1,040 23.3 1,157 20.2 117 11.2
30 to 44 minutes 994 22.3 1,525 26.7 531 53.4
45 or more minutes 775 17.4 1,238 21.6 463 59.7
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 26.2 X 31.2 X 5.0 X

 

MEDIA:  

Lowell Sun
15 Kearney Square
Phone: 458 7100
 

Cablevision
4 Liberty Way, Westford, MA 01886
Phone: 692 6500
 

REGIONAL PLANNING AGENCY:

Northern Middlesex Council of Governments
115 Thorndike Street, Lowell MA 01852
Robert W. Flynn, Executive Director
Phone: (978) 454 8021
Fax: (978) 454 8023



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