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Overview

Introduction to Tyngsborough, Massachusetts

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 28 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Lowell metropolitan area. Tyngsborough has a population of 11,081.

Tyngsborough History

In 1661, Tyngsborough was first settled in by Europeans. At that time it was a part of Dunstable Township. The town was named after Colonel Jonathan Tyng, the founder of Tyngsborough. Tyng settled in the town in 1675. Tyngsborough was separated from the Dunstable in 1789 and was incorporated on February 23, 1809. In the early 1930s, a single-arched iron bridge was constructed over the Merrimack River.

Tyngsborough and nearby Attractions

  • Merrimack River
  • Whistler House Museum Of Art
  • Lowell-Dracut-Tyngsboro State Forest
  • Children's Museum

Things To Do In Tyngsborough

Tyngsborough is also known as the "Gateway to the White Mountains" and features a number of scenic landscapes. The town features a campground where you can enjoy a day trip with your family and friends. You can also enjoy whitewater paddling, fishing and swimming at Assabet River.

Tyngsborough Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Tyngsborough Higher Education

University of Massachusetts - Lowell is nearby.

People

Total Population 11,867
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 10.3%
Employed Population 16+ 6,492
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 55.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 39.7%
Median Earnings25+ $51,911
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree $41,026

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,331
% Above Poverty Level 92.9%
% Below Poverty Level 7.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 1.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.3%
Median Gross Rent $1,048
Median House Value $343,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
US/American 0.8%
English 12.4%
Irish 34.4%

Tyngsborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Lowell, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01879
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.67
Longitude -71.41

Tyngsborough 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 LOWELL
Distance 2.6 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 BEDFORD
Distance 14.4 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
Station READING
Distance 17.6 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Tyngsborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Tyngsboro (01879)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Chelmsford 34,495 $117,134
Dracut 30,350 $91,576
Dunstable 3,299 $135,234
Lowell 108,491 $57,262
Pepperell 2,361 $59,786
Westford 22,854 $144,194

Tyngsborough Public Libraries

Library
Tyngsborough Public Library
25 BRYANT LANE
Tyngsborough, Massachusetts
(978) 649-7361
Library Web Site

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Tyngsborough High Schools

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GR LOWELL REG VOC TECH
250 PAWTUCKET BLVD
978-441-4800
A Vocational School
A Title I School.
Serves 1,893 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

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36 NORRIS RD
978-649-7571
Serves 615 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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