Tuesday, March 20, 2007

TWIN CITIES MASS: City Of Leominster MA Profile

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Leominster MA Profile

The city of Leominster is part of the Worcester County (North Central Mass), Massachusetts, United States. The city population was 41,303 at the 2000 census. The town is located north of Worcester and west of Boston. Both Direction 2 and Route 12 pass through the city which is also part of the Twin Cities Mass with the town of Fitchburg MA. The Interstate 190, Route 13, and Direction 117 all have starting/ending points in Leominster. The location is surronded by Fitchburg and Lunenburg MA to the north, Lancaster MA to the east, Sterling and Princeton MA to the south, and Westminster MA to the west.


History Of Leominster MA

Long before European settlement, various sections of the Pennacook or Nipmuc tribes inhabited the spot, with a settlement nearby called Nashua. Leominster was first settled in 1653, was officially incorporated in 1740, and incorporated as a city in 1915. Leominster is now realizen as "The Pioneer Plastics City" due to its thriving plastics industry from the early part of the twentieth century to submit day. Leominster and Fitchburg MA are not uncommonly realizen as the twin cities in the place due to their like populations and shared history of industry, and also because they are on paradox sides of the Nashua River.


Leominster MA Communities

The city of Leominster MA is divided into a few "communities" such as French Hill, a large hill full of planned blocks of "triple decker" apartment residences located from 1st Street to 12th Street. This it's called French Hill because this is where the large immigrant French population got stablish. In the early 1900's, on Lincoln Terrace, the Italians moved in as a group and built up a semi-closed society which existed for a lot of years. French community had built a new church and moved closer to it. Other sites are Morse Hollow, the Community of North Leominster, Rice Hill, The Flats, The West Side, and The Car Barn spot along the Fitchburg finish line between towns. Also the birth area of johnny apple seed.


Other City Of Leominster MA Names

The city of Leominster MA is usually referred to as "The Frenchtown" because of its big French Canadian population. This nickname was created by author Robert Cormier who grew up on French Hill in his book, Frenchtown Summer. Leominster is also called the "Pioneer Plastics City" due to its early role in plastics manufacturing. The town was also called the "Comb City". The National Plastics Center & Museum is located in Leominster. One would be hard pressed to walk through a large department store or supermarket today and not find some plastic product or service from Leominster.

The town name isn't pronounced as spelt, "Leo" followed by "minster"; the local community refer to the city as "Lemon-stah" in the Eastern New England dialect. There for, it's ordinarily referred to in regular pronunciation as "Lemon-stir". It is also known to as the "city of dreams."


Leominster MA Demographics

The 2000 census study indicates that there were 41,303 people, 16,491 households, and 10,900 families residing in the city. The population density was 552.2/km (1,430.3/mi). There were 16,976 housing units at an average density of 227.0/km (587.9/mi). The racial createup of the city was 81.50% White, 3.70% African American, 0.15% Native American, 2.44% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 4.32% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 11.00% of the town population.

Also there were 16,491 households out of which 32.9% had children with ages under 18 living with them, 49.5% were married partners living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no spouse present, and 33.9% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living by themself who was 65 years of age or more. The regular household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.05. In the city of Leominster the population was mixed by using 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 32.4% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For each 100 females there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and older, there were 88.1 males.

Town average income for a household was $44,893, and the average income for a family was $54,660. Males had a average income of $41,013 against $30,201 for females. The city per capita income was $21,769. About 7.2% of families and 9.5% of the town population were under the poverty line, including 12.0% of those below age 18 and 9.4% of those age 65 or older.


Leominster MA Education

Public Schools:
* Bennett
* Fall Brook
* Johnny Appleseed
* Center for Technical Education
* Leominster Senior High
* Lincoln School
* Northwest
* Priest Street School
* Samoset School
* Sky View Middle School
* Southeast Middle School

Private Schools:
* St Anna School
* St Leo School

Approved Special Education School:
* Lipton Academy
* North Leominster Community College for The Blind and Deaf


Leominster MA Attractions

One of the main city attractions is the National Plastics Center & Museum located on 210 Lancaster St., this museum discover the history of plastic through the ages. There are other point of interest and turism in this family and business friendly town like: Magnetic Hill, Johnny Appleseed's House, Home of the Pink Flamingo, Kendall Hall, and City Hall.


Leominster MA Parks

More than just the triangle-shaped common in downtown, and the several parks like Barett and Carter, the city is home to two big forest parks. The first one is, The Doyle Reservation, which is the location of the local branch of the The Trustees of Reservations.

The second one big forest park is the Leominster State Forest. This one is a really large state forest and is the location of a plethora of directions and trails, some of which ultimately hook up to the Mid State Trail. Leominster is also a very hilly city and provides acceptable of hiking by using sensational views.

New renovations at Doyle Field Park have provided the teams of Leominster High School a few of the best playing fields in the spot. Nevertheless, the running track isn't being resurfaced and will eventually be torn up in future years. This'll leave the Leominster High School track team, which already cannot have home meets because of the below average condition of the running track, with no track to practice on. Over the years, Leominster has been the producer of some of the state's best track runners.


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