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Overview

Introduction to Northborough, Massachusetts

Northborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Northborough History

The area was settled in 1762, and is a small town in Massachusetts. The district was established on January 24, 1766, and became a town on August 23, 1775. Northborough was initially served by three Town Ministers - Rev. John Martyn, Peter Whitney and Rev. Joseph Allen. They ran the town from 1746 until 1873 and were well-known authors and historians of the day.

Northborough and nearby Attractions

  • Northborough Town Hall
  • Cold Harbor Brook
  • Tougas Family Farm
  • Northborough Historical Soc
  • Memorial Field

Things To Do In Northborough

Northborough has many parks, restaurants, tennis courts and swimming pools. The town has countless dining establishments and shopping plazas. One can spend his/ her leisure time in the pubs to taste some of the wonderful drinks of the region. The area has numerous attractive art galleries and museums that will appeal to your finer tastes.

Northborough Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional airport.

Northborough Higher Education

Quinsigamond Community College is the nearby college.

People

Total Population 6,528
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,281
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 58.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $112,431
% Above Poverty Level 97.5%
% Below Poverty Level 2.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 20.2%
Median Gross Rent $1,173
Median House Value $342,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 19.7%
Irish 27.2%

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

Northborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01532
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.319
Longitude -71.641

Northborough 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 CLINTON
Distance 6 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 11.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 16.7 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, Northborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Northboro (01532)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berlin 2,957 $100,774
Boylston 4,432 $118,000
Marlborough 39,425 $84,149
Shrewsbury 36,352 $109,946
Southborough 9,909 $168,952
Westborough 4,158 $114,063

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

Northborough Public Libraries

Library
Northborough Free Library
34 MAIN ST.
Northborough, Massachusetts
(508) 393-5025
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Northborough High Schools

ALGONQUIN REG HIGH
79 BARTLETT STREET
508-351-7010
Serves 1,238 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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