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People

Total Population 269
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 29.4%
Employed Population 16+ 130
Age of the Population 56

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 64.6%
Median Earnings25+ $39,875
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,417

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,438
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 43 minutes
% Working from Home 11.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 40%
Median Gross Rent $1,125
Median House Value $350,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.7%
US/American 8.9%
English 28.3%
Irish 17.1%

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 8,340 $53,015
Barre 910 $76,250
Hubbardston 4,452 $95,000
New Salem 1,089 $79,896
Phillipston 1,647 $81,685
Templeton 8,091 $84,537

Petersham Public Libraries

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

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