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People

Total Population 252
Male Share of the Population 45.2%
Female Share of the Population 54.8%
Senior Citizens 30.2%
Employed Population 16+ 121
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 55.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,750
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 40 minutes
% Working from Home 9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.1%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 45%
Median Gross Rent $1,075
Median House Value $338,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.1%
US/American 5.2%
English 31.3%
Irish 15.5%

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

Petersham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 25 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01366
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.487
Longitude -72.187

Petersham 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 BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 8.7 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 10.7 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
Station VERNON
Distance 25.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athol 8,427 $54,615
Barre 1,075 $79,048
Hubbardston 4,474 $94,485
New Salem 1,025 $76,563
Phillipston 1,731 $81,198
Templeton 8,120 $82,813

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

Petersham Public Libraries

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Petersham Memorial Library
23 COMMON ST.
Petersham, Massachusetts
(978) 724-3405

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