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People

Total Population 3,177
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 13.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,674
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,409
% Above Poverty Level 92%
% Below Poverty Level 8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,286
Median House Value $239,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 0%
English 18.2%
Irish 25.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Ashby Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 18 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01431
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.677
Longitude -71.82

Ashby Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashburnham 6,160 $106,352
Fitchburg 40,462 $56,792
Leominster 41,176 $74,560
Lunenburg 1,798 $84,671
Townsend 1,294 $80,669
Westminster 7,414 $98,008

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Ashby Free Public Library
812 MAIN STREET
Ashby, Massachusetts
(978) 386-5377

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