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Overview

Introduction to Millbury, Massachusetts

Millbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area. Millbury has a population of 12,784.

Millbury History

The pioneers of Millbury came to this area in 1716. The city was officially recognized in 1813. Initially Millbury, Massachusetts and Sutton were under the same parish. Later Sutton gradually expanded to become a large city and traveling from one part to the other became difficult. As a result, Sutton was split into two different towns. Millbury was one of them.

Millbury and nearby Attractions

  • Clear View Country Club
  • Saint Brigid Church
  • Millbury Town Hall
  • Millbury Public Library
  • Central Cemetery
  • Saint Brigid Church

Things To Do In Millbury

One can find a lot of tourist attractions in Millbury. There are several parks and historical sites that offer entertainment and recreation to the visitors. The Clear View Country Club is a well known community club in Millbury. One can also visit the Purgatory Chasm Reservation and Quinsigamond State parks located near the town.

Millbury Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Millbury Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross offers higher education.

People

Total Population 13,350
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,336
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.8%
Median Earnings25+ $44,247
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree $38,233

Wealth

Median Family Income $86,918
% Above Poverty Level 93.9%
% Below Poverty Level 6.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24%
Median Gross Rent $910
Median House Value $258,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.8%
US/American 0%
English 12.2%
Irish 24.8%

Millbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01527
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01586
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.193
Longitude -71.76

Millbury 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 WORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance 8.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 17.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Millbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Millbury (01527)

West Millbury (01586)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 16,294 $91,312
Grafton 18,047 $108,220
Northbridge 16,100 $88,096
Shrewsbury 36,114 $112,395
Sutton 9,078 $118,871
Worcester 182,511 $56,988

Millbury Public Libraries

Library
Millbury Public Library
128 ELM ST.
Millbury, Massachusetts
(508) 865-1181

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12 MARTIN STREET
508-865-5841
Serves 891 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.2

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