dcsimg

Overview

Introduction to Mendon, Massachusetts

Mendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 13 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Mendon History

The area around the present town of Mendon was originally inhabited by the Nipmuc Indians. The first settlers, who were from Roxbury, came in the 1640’s. The land was purchased from the Nipmuc Indian Chief Great John in 1662, and Mendon was officially incorporated in 1667. The original town consisted of the modern towns of Milford, Bellingham, Hopedale, and Uxbridge, which is why the town is nicknamed as Mother Mendon. It was partially destroyed and a many lost their lives during the King Philip’s War in 1675. Reconstruction and resettlement occurred in 1680 assisted by the efforts of Robert Taft Sr., a pioneer who belonged to the famous Taft family. Mendon is named after a town in England.

Mendon and Nearby Attractions

  • Southwick’s Zoo
  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Rhapsody Music and Arts Center
  • Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
  • St. Ann's Arts and Cultural Center
  • Stone Park

Things To Do In Mendon

Local attractions include the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park or the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor. The Southwick’s Zoo and Breezy Picnic Grounds Water Slide are ideal for family outings may be enjoyed. Several parks such as Ashland State Park, Hopkinton State Park, and Stone Park offer visitors outdoor recreational opportunities.

Mendon Transportation

Air transportation is available at Theodore Francis Green State International Airport.

Mendon Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Bryant College, Framingham State College, Providence College and Rhode Island College. Individuals who do not have the time to attend one of these schools may have the option of enrolling in an online school. Students in these programs may be able to earn a degree in English, finance, business, or take courses on home health aid training.

People

Total Population 5,938
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,186
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 66.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 47.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $120,773
% Above Poverty Level 98.3%
% Below Poverty Level 1.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 11.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,384
Median House Value $389,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.7%
US/American 0.3%
English 19.1%
Irish 26.3%

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

Mendon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles SW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01756
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.105
Longitude -71.552

Mendon 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 16.1 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 5,396 $92,875
Hopedale 3,875 $112,768
Milford 25,729 $81,458
Millville 3,208 $95,000
Upton 3,028 $119,318
Uxbridge 13,709 $99,219

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

Mendon Public Libraries

Library
Taft Public Library
18 MAIN ST.
Mendon, Massachusetts
(508) 473-3259

library logo

More Information for Librarians

Click the Visit School Site buttons to go directly to a school's website and learn more about the school and programs it has to offer. School website will open in a new tab.
Click the Request Info buttons to request more information from a representative at the school.

 
Results:  5
Matching School Ads
Programs
  • Graphic Design, Bachelor of Science (Online)
  • Internet Marketing, Master of Science (Online)
  • Music Production, Bachelors of Science (Online)
  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.
Programs
  • Massage Therapy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Assistant
  • Encompasses the Lincoln Tech, Lincoln Culinary Institute, and Lincoln College of New England brands.
  • Lincoln schools made more than $15 million available nationally through scholarships to qualified students in 2015.
  • Designated a Military Friendly School for the 6th year in a row by Victory Media; offers exclusive scholarship for servicemen and women and their families.
  • First Lincoln Tech campus opened in 1946; now 30 campuses in 15 states across the United States.
  • Campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools (ACCSC), Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES), and New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (NEASC)
camnpus icon
Lincoln
Request Info
Programs
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Technology
  • AMT
  • AMP
  • Training aviation professionals since 1932, it is one of the few aviation schools to offer both aviation maintenance and professional pilot training programs.
  • Offers programs like Aviation Maintenance Professional, Aviation Maintenance Technology, and more.
  • Approved for Veteran's training for Veterans utilizing their educational benefits.
  • The New England campus at Hanscom Air Field in Bedford, MA and is awarded accreditation through the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
camnpus icon
Bedford
Request Info
Programs
  • Doctor of Social Work
  • Master of Social Work
  • Earn a Master of Social Work online from top-ranked USC
  • Program can be completed in as little as one year
  • The CSWE-accredited program features live, online classes and hands-on field experiences near your community.
  • GRE scores are not required to apply
  • Bachelor's degree is required to apply
Programs
  • International Business - D.B.A.
  • Leadership in Higher Education - EdS
  • MS Organizational Leadership - Nonprofit Management
  • Ranked among the Best Online Bachelor's Programs in 2014 by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Implements a one-to-one teaching model, partnering one student with one faculty member in each course.
  • 100% of faculty members hold doctoral degrees.
  • No physical residency requirements, allowing students to pursue their degree online.
  • Committed to innovation, diversity, excellence, and accountability since its founding in 1996.
  • Offers several programs in business, education, psychology, and more.
Study Online in Mendon

Career and College Resources

Real-World Career Reports
Career References and Original Articles
College Directories and Lists
Additional Resources
Info for Mendon Government Officials


Are you an official in the Mendon government or quasi-government agency such as the chamber of commerce, visitors bureau or economic development council? If so, visit our information page for government officials to see how CityTownInfo can support you.

Back to Top