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People

Total Population 4,860
Male Share of the Population 52.7%
Female Share of the Population 47.3%
Senior Citizens 14.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,631
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 54.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $108,221
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 6.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 15.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,183
Median House Value $278,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.4%
US/American 0.8%
English 10.9%
Irish 33%

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

Paxton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01612
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.311
Longitude -71.928

Paxton 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 3.8 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 BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 10 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
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Holden 18,053 $110,788
Leicester 11,224 $81,809
Oakham 1,803 $85,682
Rutland 2,433 $81,667
Spencer 5,578 $61,716
Worcester 183,382 $56,221

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

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Richards Memorial Library
44 RICHARDS AVE.
Paxton, Massachusetts
(508) 754-0793

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