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Overview

Introduction to Tewksbury, Massachusetts

Tewksbury, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 5 miles E of Lowell, Massachusetts and 19 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.

Tewksbury History

In 1637, Tewksbury was settled in for the first time. Originally, it was a part of Billerica. In 1734, Tewksbury was incorporated as a town and was named after the town of Tewkesbury, England. The Town Hall of Tewksbury was constructed in 1825.

Tewksbury and nearby Attractions

  • Rogers Park
  • Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
  • Great Brook Farm State Park
  • Whistler House Museum Of Art

Things To Do In Tewksbury

Tewksbury offers a number of recreational activities including parks, playgrounds, and basketball courts. You can also enjoy bowling at the Collins Bowling Alley. In addition, the Tewksbury Recreation Department organizes a number of summer recreation programs.

Tewksbury Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Tewksbury Higher Education

The nearest university is University of Massachusetts Lowell.

People

Total Population 30,115
Male Share of the Population 47.8%
Female Share of the Population 52.2%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 16,089
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.2%
Median Earnings25+ $52,409
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $29,667
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,766

Wealth

Median Family Income $107,734
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 25%
Median Gross Rent $1,537
Median House Value $331,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
US/American 0.3%
English 11.3%
Irish 33.9%

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

Tewksbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of Lowell, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 19 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01876
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.61
Longitude -71.234

Tewksbury 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 LAWRENCE
Distance 7.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 57 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 7.2 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 READING
Distance 8.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Andover 8,783 $130,347
Billerica 41,956 $106,812
Dracut 30,691 $91,836
Lawrence 78,804 $36,600
Lowell 109,349 $57,695
Wilmington 23,141 $110,696

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

Tewksbury Public Libraries

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Tewksbury Public Library
300 CHANDLER STREET
Tewksbury, Massachusetts
(978) 640-4490
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Tewksbury High Schools

TEWKSBURY MEMORIAL HIGH
320 PLEASANT STREET
978-640-7825
Serves 1,097 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.2

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