Phillipston, Massachusetts

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High Points

Phillipston strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 8% Phillipston Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 11% Phillipston Affordability of Rents
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Phillipston People in Middle Class or Better

Comparative Profile of Phillipston, Massachusetts

Comparing Phillipston to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 1
Age of the Population 5 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 5
Racial Diversity 3 1
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 8
Portion of People Married 9 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 9 4
Median Family Income 9 2
People Above Poverty 8 4
College Educated Adults 7 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 7
Public Transportation Use 6 1
Walking and Biking to Work 6 4
Short Commute Times 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Rents 3 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 1
People Living Alone 2 3

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Phillipston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 56 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01331
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.548
Longitude -72.144

Phillipston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 6 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
Distance 9.8 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
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
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Phillipston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,621 100%
Male 815 50.3%
Female 806 49.7%
Under 18 474 29.2%
18+ 1,147 70.8%
65+ 122 7.5%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 3.19
White 1,584 97.7%
African-American 6 0.4%
Asian 6 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 2 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 23 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Phillipston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,755
Growth 134
Growth % 8.3%

Phillipston Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
French (except Basque) 21.3%
Irish 15.1%
English 11.8%
French Canadian 11.8%
US/American 8.6%
Italian 6.6%
Swedish 4.9%
Polish 3.6%
Finnish 3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.5%
Scottish 2.1%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Lithuanian 1.8%
German 1.6%
Canadian 0.8%
Danish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Portuguese 0.3%
Slavic 0.2%
Czech 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
Dutch 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
British 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Phillipston 1,621 $52,011
Athol 11,299 $41,061
Gardner 20,770 $47,164
Hubbardston 3,909 $66,058
Orange 7,518 $44,128
Petersham 1,180 $58,125
Templeton 6,799 $52,936

Phillipston Public Libraries

Phillips Free Public Library
Phillipston, Massachusetts
(978) 249-1734

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