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. There are 5,286 residents in the town.

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.


Total Population 5,895
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,075
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 66.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 50.6%
Median Earnings25+ $66,568
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,107


Median Family Income $120,905
% Above Poverty Level 98.1%
% Below Poverty Level 1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.6%


People Living Alone 11.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,213
Median House Value $377,000


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0.3%
English 18.1%
Irish 26.2%

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


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

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
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 5,055 $89,845
Hopedale 3,858 $111,875
Milford 25,422 $74,775
Millville 3,208 $97,344
Upton 3,319 $126,161
Uxbridge 13,609 $97,902

Mendon Public Libraries

Taft Public Library
Mendon, Massachusetts
(508) 473-3259

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