Acton

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  4. Acton Employment Information
  5. Acton Family Information
  6. Acton Education Information
  7. Acton Business Information
  8. Acton Public Benefits Information
  9. Acton Criminal Information
  10. Acton Immigration & Civil Rights Information
  11. Acton Zip Codes


Acton Legal Resources

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Acton Statistics

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  • Population (2000): 20,331
  • Land Area (2000): 51.723 square kilometers
  • Water Area (2000): 0.805 square kilometers
  • Local Time(s):
  • Area Code(s): 978
  • Alias(es) (2003): ACTON, W ACTON, WEST ACTON

Acton Population By Year


Year  Population Year  Population Year  Population
2001 20,428 2003 20,850 2005 20,603
2002 20,583 2004 20,747 2006 20,686

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Houses (2000): 7,680

Acton Population - Urban/Rural

Urban/Rural Population Percent
 Urban 19,751 97.15%
 Rural, Farm 0 0.00%
 Rural, Non-farm 580 2.85%

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Acton Employment Information

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Employment (2003): 25,725
Payroll (2003) / (1Q 2003): $1,134,438,000 / $274,842,000

Acton Labor Force By Month


Year Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
1990 10,469 10,147 322 3.08% 31
1991 10,188 9,727 461 4.52% 45
1992 10,324 9,800 523 5.07% 51
1993 10,536 10,056 481 4.56% 46
1994 10,627 10,238 389 3.66% 37
1995 10,816 10,469 347 3.21% 32
1996 11,011 10,782 230 2.09% 21
1997 11,348 11,118 230 2.02% 20
1998 11,543 11,350 193 1.67% 17
1999 11,760 11,531 229 1.95% 20
2000 11,639 11,454 185 1.59% 16
2001 11,907 11,559 348 2.92% 29
2002 11,978 11,388 590 4.92% 49
2003 11,786 11,213 573 4.86% 49
2004 11,599 11,164 435 3.75% 37
2005 11,595 11,201 394 3.40% 34
2006 11,591 11,196 395 3.40% 34
2007 11,668 11,320 348 2.98% 30
2008 11,712 11,335 377 3.22% 32
Month Labor Force  Employed Unemployment
 Total Percent Rate
Jan 2008 11,675 11,305 370 3.17% 32
Feb 2008 11,622 11,281 341 2.93% 29
Mar 2008 11,663 11,325 338 2.90% 29
Apr 2008 11,632 11,348 284 2.44% 24
May 2008 11,577 11,212 365 3.15% 32
Jun 2008 11,822 11,384 438 3.70% 37
Jul 2008 11,888 11,480 408 3.43% 34
Aug 2008 11,857 11,448 409 3.45% 34
Sep 2008 11,668 11,229 439 3.76% 38
Oct, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Nov, 2008 -- -- -- --% --
Dec, 2008 -- -- -- --% --

Acton Employment By Industry


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 1,392 23.08%
2. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 694 11.51%
3. Finance and Insurance 402 6.67%
4. Educational Services 355 5.89%
5. Construction 287 4.76%
6. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 230 3.81%
7. Health Care 227 3.76%
8. Public Administration 187 3.10%
9. Info Services and Data Processing 173 2.87%
10. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 133 2.21%
11. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 130 2.16%
12. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 130 2.16%
13. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 121 2.01%
14. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 116 1.92%
15. Accommodation and Food Services 99 1.64%
16. Machinery Manufacturing 88 1.46%
17. Food and Beverage Stores 86 1.43%
18. Professional and Commercial Equipment and Supplies, Wholesale 81 1.34%
19. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 66 1.09%
20. Chemical Manufacturing 62 1.03%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Educational Services 937 18.65%
2. Professional / Scientific / Tech Services 817 16.26%
3. Health Care 651 12.96%
4. Computer and Electronic Manufacturing 230 4.58%
5. Finance and Insurance 161 3.20%
6. Arts / Entertainment / Recreation 159 3.16%
7. Social Assistance 139 2.77%
8. Accommodation and Food Services 137 2.73%
9. Public Administration 126 2.51%
10. Admin, Support, and Waste Management 125 2.49%
11. Radio, Television, and Computer Stores 124 2.47%
12. Info Services and Data Processing 102 2.03%
13. Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 100 1.99%
14. Religious / Grantmaking / Civic / Similar Organizations 96 1.91%
15. Publishing / Movie / Sound Recording Industries 82 1.63%
16. Broadcasting and Telecommunications 78 1.55%
17. Miscellaneous Manufacturing 74 1.47%
18. Construction 66 1.31%
19. Food and Beverage Stores 65 1.29%
20. Clothing and Apparel Including Shoes 63 1.25%

Acton Employment By Job


 Male, with percent of employed male population
1. Computer Specialists 867 14.38%
2. Engineers 514 8.52%
3. Other Management Occupations 506 8.39%
4. Top Executives 362 6.00%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 272 4.51%
6. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 264 4.38%
7. Business Operations Specialists 260 4.31%
8. Sales Reps / Wholesale and Manufact 232 3.85%
9. Operations Managers Non Finance 156 2.59%
10. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 136 2.26%
11. Financial Managers 121 2.01%
12. Physicians and Surgeons 114 1.89%
13. Lawyers 105 1.74%
14. Other Financial Specialists 98 1.63%
15. Life and Physical Scientists 94 1.56%
16. Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance 82 1.36%
17. Other Installation / Maintenance 75 1.24%
18. Other Production Occupations 75 1.24%
19. Postsecondary Teachers 73 1.21%
20. Accountants and Auditors 70 1.16%
 Female, with percent of employed female population
1. Computer Specialists 406 8.08%
2. Secretaries and Admins 292 5.81%
3. Teachers, Pre/Primary School 280 5.57%
4. Other Office and Admin Support 254 5.06%
5. Other Sales and Related Occupations 251 5.00%
6. Other Management Occupations 233 4.64%
7. Other Teachers / Instructors / Librarians 212 4.22%
8. Business Operations Specialists 195 3.88%
9. Registered Nurses 165 3.28%
10. Accountants and Auditors 124 2.47%
11. Retail Sales, Not cashiers 124 2.47%
12. Operations Managers Non Finance 123 2.45%
13. Advertising / Marketing / PR / Sales 118 2.35%
14. Postsecondary Teachers 114 2.27%
15. Informaion and Record Clerks, Not Customer Service 113 2.25%
16. Bookkeeping / Accounting / Auditing 108 2.15%
17. Counselors / Social Workers / Etc. 106 2.11%
18. Child Care Workers 100 1.99%
19. Media and Communications Workers 88 1.75%
20. Librarians / Curators / Archivists 87 1.73%

Acton Hours Worked Per Week In 1999

Hours Per Week  Population Percent
35 or more hours 8,939 59.93%
15-35 hours 2,238 15.01%
1-14 hours 785 5.26%
No regular hours 2,953 19.80%

Acton Time Left For Work

Time  Population Percent
Midnight-4:59 AM 107 1.04%
5 AM-5:29 AM 113 1.09%
5:30 AM-5:59 AM 216 2.09%
6 AM-6:29 AM 542 5.25%
6:30 AM-6:59 AM 1,070 10.36%
7 AM-7:29 AM 1,821 17.64%
7:30 AM-7:59 AM 1,793 17.36%
8 AM-8:29 AM 1,922 18.61%
8:30 AM-8:59 AM 937 9.07%
9:00 AM-9:59 AM 843 8.16%
10:00 AM-10:59 AM 197 1.91%
11:00 AM-11:59 AM 89 0.86%
Noon-3:59 PM 387 3.75%
4 PM-11:59 PM 289 2.80%

Acton Length Of Commute In Minutes

Minutes  Population Percent
Less than 5 253 2.45%
5-9 885 8.57%
10-14 1,288 12.47%
15-19 841 8.14%
20-24 722 6.99%
25-29 708 6.86%
30-34 1,602 15.51%
35-39 648 6.28%
40-44 759 7.35%
45-59 1,374 13.31%
60-89 1,008 9.76%
At least 90 238 2.30%

Acton Length Of Commute In Mintues - Public vs. Private Transportation


Minutes  Population (public) Percent  Population (private) Percent
Under 30 0 0.00% 4,697 45.49%
30-44 26 0.25% 2,983 28.89%
45-59 40 0.39% 1,334 12.92%
At least 60 429 4.15% 817 7.91%

Acton Type Of Commute

Type Population Percent
 Bicycle 16 0.15%
 Car / truck / van, carpool 814 7.44%
 Car / truck / van, solo 8,839 80.78%
 Motorcycle 12 0.11%
 Other 14 0.13%
 Public transportation 495 4.52%
 Walked 136 1.24%
 Worked at home 616 5.63%

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Acton Family Information

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Households (2000): 7,469 (20,189 people)
Families (2000): 5,535 (17,790 people)
Families where both partners work (2000): 3,062
People at same address in 1995: 10,882

Acton Household Income in 1999


Income Population Percent
Under $10,000 236 3.16%
$10,000-$14,999 158 2.12%
$15,000-$19,999 137 1.83%
$20,000-$24,999 194 2.60%
$25,000-$29,999 208 2.78%
$30,000-$34,999 214 2.87%
$35,000-$39,999 210 2.81%
$40,000-$44,999 294 3.94%
$45,000-$49,999 242 3.24%
$50,000-$59,999 445 5.96%
$60,000-$74,999 731 9.79%
$75,000-$99,999 1,044 13.98%
$100,000-$124,999 915 12.25%
$125,000-$149,999 658 8.81%
$150,000-$199,999 929 12.44%
$200,000 or more 854 11.43%

Acton Household Type

Type Population Percent
 Nonfamily, 1 person 1,601 21.36%
 Family, 2 people 1,975 26.35%
 Nonfamily, 2 people 311 4.15%
 Family, 3 people 1,283 17.12%
 Nonfamily, 3 people 33 0.44%
 Family, 4 people 1,574 21.00%
 Nonfamily, 4 people 3 0.04%
 Family, 5 people 558 7.44%
 Nonfamily, 5 people 5 0.07%
 Family, 6 people 128 1.71%
 Nonfamily, 6 people 0 0.00%
 Family, 7 or more people 22 0.29%
 Nonfamily, 7 or more people 2 0.03%

Acton Household Income Type

Type  Population Percent
Earnings 6,803 30.34%
Interest / Dividend / Rent 4,732 21.11%
Public Assistance 58 0.26%
Retirement 896 4.00%
Self Employment 1,290 5.75%
Social Security 1,203 5.37%
Supplemental Security 99 0.44%
Wage / Salary 6,627 29.56%
Other 712 3.18%

Acton Family Type

Type Population Percent
 No children under 18 2,020 40.94%
 With children under 18 2,914 59.06%

Acton Marital Status - Male (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 341 4.65%
 Married 5,131 70.04%
 Never Married 1,746 23.83%
 Widowed 108 1.47%

Acton Marital Status - Female (for those 15+ in 2000)

Type Population Percent
 Divorced 652 8.27%
 Married 5,258 66.67%
 Never Married 1,517 19.23%
 Widowed 460 5.83%

Acton Family Lawyers help clients with family law issues, such as marriage, divorce, domestic partnerships, adoptions, paternity, annulment, child support, custody, division of property, alimony, palimony, restraining orders, spousal support, uncontested divorce and visitation rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Acton Education Information

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Acton Highest Degree Earned (18 or older)

Degree Population Percent
 Less than 9th grade 76 0.53%
 9th-12th grade, no diploma 393 2.74%
 High school diploma or equivalent 1,661 11.57%
 Some college, no degree 1,850 12.89%
 Associate degree 751 5.23%
 Bachelors degree 5,035 35.08%
 Graduate or professional degree 4,587 31.96%

Acton Population In School (3 or older)

School Level  In Public School Percent  In Private School Percent Total Percent
Nursery or preschool 157 0.77% 389 1.91% 546 2.69%
Kindergarten 318 1.56% 19 0.09% 337 1.66%
Grades 1-4 1,345 6.62% 50 0.25% 1,395 6.86%
Grades 5-8 1,501 7.38% 83 0.41% 1,584 7.79%
Grades 9-12 1,127 5.54% 66 0.32% 1,193 5.87%
Undergrad college 257 1.26% 144 0.71% 401 1.97%
Graduate or professional school 166 0.82% 199 0.98% 365 1.80%
Total 4,871 23.96% 950 4.67% 5,821 28.63%

Acton Education Lawyers represent colleges, school districts, other educational institutions, and students in the practice of education law. They handle issues related to No Child Left Behind, special education, and disability rights. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Acton Business Information

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Number of Businesses (2003): 2,265
Acton Business Lawyers provide services for corporations, LLCs, partnerships, contracts, franchising and business litigation. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Acton Public Benefits Information

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Acton Above Or Below Poverty Level In 1999

Above/Below Population Percent
 At Or Above Poverty Level 19,607 97.08%
 Below Poverty Level 590 2.92%

Acton Public Benefits Lawyers assess the range of local, state and federal government benefits to which their clients may be entitled and help them apply for such programs, as well as appeal decisions denying such benefits to their clients. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Acton Criminal Information

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Acton Crimes Per 1,000 People By Type And Year



Year  Aggravated Assault  Forcible Rape  Murder / Manslaughter  Robbery Total Violent Crimes  Arson  Burglary  Larceny / Theft  Motor Vehicle Theft Total Property Crimes
2001 0.147 0.049 0.000 0.049 0.245 0.343 2.741 11.063 0.587 14.735
2002 0.049 0.049 0.000 0.049 0.146 0.243 2.964 9.571 0.777 13.555
2003 0.096 0.144 0.000 0.000 0.240 0.048 2.446 9.161 0.767 12.374
2004 0.000 0.048 0.000 0.145 0.193 0.241 1.976 9.977 0.386 12.339
2005 0.000 0.097 0.000 0.049 0.146 0.049 1.941 9.853 0.388 12.183
2006 0.097 0.290 0.000 0.145 0.532 0.242 2.804 14.503 0.677 17.983
2007 1.115 0.145 0.000 0.194 1.455 0.000 1.649 11.785 0.291 13.725

Acton Law Enforcement Employeess

Year  Officers  Civilian
2004 5 33
2005 10 33
2006 9 33
2007 10 33

Acton Crime Index

Year  Index
2001 306
2002 282

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Acton Immigration & Civil Rights Information

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Acton Population By Age

Age Population Percent
0-9 Years 3,291 16.19%
10-19 Years 2,986 14.69%
20-29 Years 1,495 7.35%
30-39 Years 3,340 16.43%
40-49 Years 4,069 20.01%
50-59 Years 2,752 13.54%
60-69 Years 1,256 6.18%
70-79 Years 734 3.61%
80-89 Years 325 1.60%
90+ Years 83 0.41%

Acton Population - Male/Female

Male/Female Population Percent
 Male 10,020 49.28%
 Female 10,311 50.72%

Acton Population By Ethnicity

Ethnicity Population Percent
 Caucasian 17,730 87.21%
 Asian 1,756 8.64%
 Hispanic/Latino 360 1.77%
 Multiracial 269 1.32%
 African-American 139 0.68%
 Other Race 59 0.29%
 Amerindian 14 0.07%
 Pacific Islander 4 0.02%

Acton Top Specified Ancestries

Rank Ancestry  Population Percent Of Specified Ancestries
1. Irish 4,159 18.52%
2. English 3,222 14.35%
3. Italian 2,682 11.94%
4. German 2,254 10.04%
5. French Non-Basque 1,145 5.10%
6. Polish 1,094 4.87%
7. Scottish 864 3.85%
8. United States Or American 821 3.66%
9. Russian 697 3.10%
10. French Canadian 566 2.52%

Acton Top Languages Spoken At Home

Rank Language  Population Percent Of Reported Languages
1. Only English 16,085 85.39%
2. Chinese 773 4.10%
3. Spanish Or Spanish Creole 273 1.45%
4. Other Asian 248 1.32%
5. French 240 1.27%
6. Portuguese / Portuguese Creole 167 0.89%
7. Russian 164 0.87%
8. Hindi 160 0.85%
9. Korean 153 0.81%
10. Other Indic 88 0.47%

Acton Citizen Type

Type Population Percent
 Citizen by birth 17,416 85.66%
 Naturalized immigrant 1,070 5.26%
 Not a citizen 1,845 9.07%

Acton Immigration Lawyers help clients navigate through the federal immigration process. They help workers secure temporary visas (H1-B, fiances obtain K-1 visas, and permanent immigrants apply for Green Cards or citizenship. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.
Acton Civil Rights Lawyers represent clients who have been illegally discriminated against on the basis of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability and national origin. If you have suffered employment discrimination, sexual harassment, or have been treated differently by a hotel, restaurant, or other public accommodation, a civil rights lawyer can help you determine whether your rights were violated and what types of redress are available. From the Justia Lawyer Directory.


Acton Zip Codes

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Alphabetical | By Population

01720