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Overview

Introduction to Webster, Massachusetts

Webster, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 15 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 47 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Webster History

The area that is now known as Webster was originally formed from parts of the towns of Oxford, Dudley and some unincorporated areas. Samuel Slater, a famous manufacturer, founded this town and named it after his friend, Daniel Webster. The town was first settled in 1713 and got incorporated in March 1832.

Webster and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Chaubunagungamaug
  • Indian Ranch Recreation
  • Main Street Historic District
  • Colonial Park
  • Douglas State Forest
  • Freemans Brook

Things To Do In Webster

The town is famous for Lake Chaubunagungamaug which is spread over a huge area of 1442 acres. The popular activities include swimming, fishing and boating. The lake also has popular white sandy beaches which make for excellent picnic areas.

Webster Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest destination for air transportation.

Webster Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is the local institution where higher studies can be pursued.

People

Total Population 12,522
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 5,386
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 38.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.5%
Median Earnings25+ $33,999
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,074

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,696
% Above Poverty Level 80.8%
% Below Poverty Level 19.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29%
Median Gross Rent $806
Median House Value $187,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 6.9%
Irish 14.1%

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

Webster Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 47 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01570
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.05
Longitude -71.88

Webster 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 BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 15.8 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dudley Hill (01570)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Charlton 13,215 $100,198
Douglas 8,624 $91,956
Dudley 11,515 $83,385
Oxford 6,108 $86,595
Sutton 9,141 $115,486

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

Webster Public Libraries

Library
Chester C. Corbin Public Library
2 LAKE ST.
Webster, Massachusetts
(508) 949-3880

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Webster Hospitals

HUBBARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
340 THOMPSON ROAD
(508) 943-2600
Emergency Service: Yes

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Webster High Schools

BARTLETT JR SR HIGH SCH
52 LAKE PARKWAY
508-943-8552
Serves 843 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.6

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