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Overview

Introduction to Stow, Massachusetts

Stow, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 11 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 23 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Stow History

Stow, which was settled in 1663 by John Kettell and Matthew Boon, was first inhabited by the Tantamous Native Americans and was called Pompocitticut. The town of Stow, which was incorporated in 1683, is located in Middlesex County, which was organized on May 10, 1643 by the Massachusetts General Court. Notable residents include George Shultz, the former U.S. Secretary of State.

Stow and Nearby Attractions

  • Marble Hill Conservation Area
  • Stow West School Museum
  • Hopkinton State Park
  • Old Powder House
  • Garden in the Woods

Things To Do In Stow

Stow offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. The Stow Away Golf Club, Butternut Farm Golf Course, and Stowe Acres Country Club provide opportunities for playing golf. The Stow West School Museum, the local museum, is a storehouse of information on the area's history. The Garden in the Woods and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge are also nearby. Quinsigamond State Park on Lake Quinsigamond near Stow provides opportunities for picnicking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. It is also home to the Marble Hill Conservation Area.

Stow Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Stow Higher Education

The colleges closest to Stow are Middlesex Community College, Framingham State College, and Brandeis University.

People

Total Population 6,957
Male Share of the Population 46.8%
Female Share of the Population 53.2%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,447
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 67.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 65.1%
Median Earnings25+ $72,672
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,167

Wealth

Median Family Income $153,763
% Above Poverty Level 95.5%
% Below Poverty Level 4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 6.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,601
Median House Value $454,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.9%
US/American 0%
English 17%
Irish 23.2%

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

Stow Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01775
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.436
Longitude -71.506

Stow 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 CLINTON
Distance 9.4 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 11.6 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station BEDFORD
Distance 11.8 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
Acton 22,925 $152,558
Bolton 5,067 $155,063
Boxborough 5,137 $158,606
Hudson 15,340 $86,613
Marlborough 39,425 $84,149
Maynard 10,459 $114,350

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

Stow Public Libraries

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Randall Library
19 CRESCENT STREET
Stow, Massachusetts
(978) 897-8572

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