Hardwick, Massachusetts

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Hardwick, Massachusetts

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High Points

Hardwick strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hardwick Low Property Crime
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 10% Hardwick Affordability of Rents
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Hardwick Well-Paid Single Men
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Hardwick Median Family Income
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hardwick Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hardwick, Massachusetts

Comparing Hardwick to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 9 4
Well-Paid Single Women 9 3
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Age of the Population 5 4
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Racial Diversity 4 3
Senior Citizens 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 5
Portion of People Married 7 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 9 3
College Educated Adults 9 3
People in Middle Class or Better 8 3
People Above Poverty 7 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 3
Working at Home 7 5
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
People Living Alone 5 7
Affordability of Rents 3 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 8
Housing Recently Built 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Hardwick Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01037
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.35
Longitude -72.2

Hardwick Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 10.3 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 58 F
Jul Temp 56 to 84 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
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Hardwick Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,622 100%
Male 1,277 48.7%
Female 1,345 51.3%
Under 18 734 28%
18+ 1,888 72%
65+ 359 13.7%
Median Age 37.5
Average Family Size 3.08
White 2,564 97.8%
African-American 14 0.5%
Asian 3 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.2%
Other 5 0.2%
Mixed Race 32 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 23 0.9%

Estimated Hardwick Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,655
Growth 33
Growth % 1.3%

Hardwick Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Polish 16.7%
French (except Basque) 15.4%
Irish 12%
English 11.9%
French Canadian 8.8%
German 6.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.7%
Italian 5.4%
US/American 3.4%
Lithuanian 2.7%
Scottish 2.4%
Swedish 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Dutch 1.1%
Welsh 0.7%
Portuguese 0.6%
Russian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Egyptian 0.5%
Scandinavian 0.5%
British 0.4%
European 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Luxemburger 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hardwick 2,622 $54,667
Barre 5,113 $56,069
New Braintree 927 $60,417
North Brookfield 4,683 $51,750
Oakham 1,673 $63,487
Ware 9,707 $45,505
West Brookfield 3,804 $58,750

Hardwick Public Libraries

Paige Memorial Library
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1. Salisbury, Massachusetts 84.6   26.5% 11.9% 17.1% 29 $56,327 6.2% 2.5% 7,827 6.8% 18.9 16.8% 5.2
2. East Brookfield, Massachusetts 83.6   18.7% 13.3% 16.2% 33 $57,500 5.9% 1.5% 2,097 3.9% 9.1 6.1% 5.3
3. Holland, Massachusetts 83.4   18% 8.6% 19.8% 36 $57,024 6% 3% 2,407 7.3% 12.9 28.1% 10
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