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Overview

Introduction to Dracut, Massachusetts

Dracut, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NE of Lowell, Massachusetts and 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Lowell metro area, Dracut is home to some 28,562 residents.

Dracut History

The original inhabitants of Dracut were the Pennacook Indians. The first modern settlers were Europeans who came from Chelmsford, England in 1653. The area was incorporated as a town in 1701. During the nineteenth century, Lowell annexed substantial areas of Dracut into its own town.

Dracut and nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Brook
  • Tsongas Arena
  • Lowell Lock Monsters
  • Pollard Memorial Library

Things To Do In Dracut

Dracut has many large ponds, swamps and bogs. It also has a number of brooks. One has many opportunities for fishing and boating in Dracut. There are a number of historical buildings like the Colburn/ Cutter House, which dates back to 1717. The area is host to the annual Dracut Craft Fair which is held at the Colburn/ Cutter House.

Dracut Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to Dracut.

Dracut Higher Education

Educational facilities can be availed from the University of Massachusetts.

People

Total Population 30,350
Male Share of the Population 50%
Female Share of the Population 50%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 16,411
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 56.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 24.4%
Median Earnings25+ $47,371
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $30,452
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,743

Wealth

Median Family Income $91,576
% Above Poverty Level 95%
% Below Poverty Level 5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,181
Median House Value $284,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0.8%
English 8.8%
Irish 27.2%

Dracut Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles NE of Lowell, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01826
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.67
Longitude -71.302

Dracut 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 LOWELL
Distance 3.6 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
Station NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 12.1 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 13 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chelmsford 34,495 $117,134
Lawrence 77,364 $36,789
Lowell 108,491 $57,262
Tewksbury 29,718 $108,100
Tyngsborough 11,867 $115,331

Dracut Public Libraries

Library
Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Lib.
28 ARLINGTON ST.
Dracut, Massachusetts
(978) 454-5474
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