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Overview

Introduction to Pepperell, Massachusetts

Pepperell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 34 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lowell metropolitan area.

Pepperell History

The first settlers of this area came in the 1720s and 1730s. They settled on the scattered farms and crossings of rivers Nissitissit and Nashua. The area was initially known as Groton West parish. It was named Pepperell in the honor of Sir William Pepperell in 1753, and was incorporated as a town in 1775.

Pepperell and nearby Attractions

  • Groton Hunt Club Cottage
  • Funworld
  • Tsongas Arena
  • Pollard Memorial Library
  • Inizio Spa Incorporated
  • Gingerbread Art Gallery

Things To Do In Pepperell

The Alpine Ridge Golf Club is one of the many golf courses that would delight golf lovers. There are a number of parks and campgrounds. The rivers and brooks are excellent for relaxing. There are several art galleries and historical societies in the town and neighboring areas which are also very popular.

Pepperell Transportation

To reach pepperell from the air, Manchester Airport is the closest destination.

Pepperell Higher Education

The Fitchburg State College is the local institution for higher education.

People

Total Population 2,245
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 1,048
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 45.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,333
% Above Poverty Level 94.3%
% Below Poverty Level 5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 28.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,060
Median House Value $274,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.8%
US/American 0%
English 17.3%
Irish 23.7%

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

Pepperell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 34 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01463
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.665
Longitude -71.588

Pepperell 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 NASHUA 2 NNW
Distance 9.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 11.4 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 20 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ayer 3,103 $70,123
Dunstable 3,343 $136,328
Groton 1,081 $135,048
Lunenburg 1,798 $84,671
Shirley 1,283 $93,456
Townsend 1,294 $80,669

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

Pepperell Public Libraries

Library
Lawrence Library
15 MAIN ST.
Pepperell, Massachusetts
(978) 433-0330
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