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West Boylston, Massachusetts


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West Boylston, Massachusetts

Introduction to West Boylston, Massachusetts

West Boylston, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 8 miles N of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is home to some 7,481 residents.

West Boylston History

West Boylston, which was originally part of the towns of Boylston, Lancaster, Sterling, Shrewsbury, and Holden, was officially incorporated in 1808. It became a prosperous community in the 1800s with several textile and other industries. The Wachusett Reservoir, which was established in 1905 to provide water for Boston, was first filled in May 1908. The town is located in Worcester County, which was founded on April 2, 1731.

West Boylston and Nearby Attractions

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Higgins Armory Museum
  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Coes Pond Beach

Things To Do In West Boylston

West Boylston offers a variety of recreational opportunities. People may visit museums nearby, including Gardner Heritage State Park, Willard House and Clock Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and Danforth Museum of Art. Fishing, boating, and swimming can be enjoyed at the Stillwater River, Scarletts Brook, West Boylston Brook, and Quinapoxet River. Parks such as Leominster State Forest, Ashland State Park, and Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offer opportunities for outdoor recreation.

West Boylston Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

West Boylston Higher Education

The closest colleges to West Boylston include Quinsigamond Community College, Framingham State College, Worcester State College, and Atlantic Union College.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 9% West Boylston Racial Diversity
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% West Boylston Well-Paid Single Men
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% West Boylston Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% West Boylston People in Middle Class or Better
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% West Boylston Low Violent Crime
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 18% West Boylston Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of West Boylston, Massachusetts

Comparing West Boylston 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
Compared
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Racial Diversity 7 10
Age of the Population 7 6
Senior Citizens 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 8 6
Average Household Size 6 5

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
People Above Poverty 9 8
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 9 7
College Educated Adults 8 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7
Short Commute Times 5 9
Public Transportation Use 4 2

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Affordability of Rents 5 7
People Living Alone 4 6
Housing Recently Built 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 1

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Violent Crime 9 8
Low Property Crime 8 4

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West Boylston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01583
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.377
Longitude -71.786

West Boylston 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 5.5 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 WORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 13.2 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
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West Boylston Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 7,481 100%
Male 4,232 56.6%
Female 3,249 43.4%
Under 18 1,598 21.4%
18+ 5,883 78.6%
65+ 1,101 14.7%
Median Age 38.4
Average Family Size 3.04
White 6,855 91.6%
African-American 399 5.3%
Asian 64 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 12 0.2%
Other 47 0.6%
Mixed Race 103 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 357 4.8%

Estimated West Boylston Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 7,699
Growth 218
Growth % 2.9%

West Boylston 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
Italian 18.2%
Irish 17.8%
English 10.9%
French (except Basque) 9.8%
Swedish 6.3%
Polish 5.8%
US/American 4.9%
French Canadian 4.9%
German 4.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 3.1%
Scottish 2.5%
Lithuanian 1.8%
Armenian 1.7%
Finnish 1.4%
Greek 1%
Russian 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Albanian 0.7%
Scotch-Irish 0.6%
Dutch 0.5%
Danish 0.5%
Canadian 0.3%
Lebanese 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
British 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oakdale (01583)
Westboylston (01583)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
West Boylston 7,481 $69,100
Boylston 4,008 $77,604
Clinton 13,435 $53,308
Holden 15,621 $73,614
Princeton 3,353 $84,300
Shrewsbury 31,640 $77,674
Sterling 7,257 $76,943

West Boylston Public Libraries

Library
Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 NEWTON ST.
West Boylston, Massachusetts
(508) 835-3711

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137 West Boylston Rd
(508) 835-1101
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West Boylston High Schools (2004)

WEST BOYLSTON JR-SR HIGH
125 CRESCENT STREET
508-835-4475
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 654 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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1. Milltown, New Jersey 88   21.5% 15.7% 27.2% 28 $77,869 5.5% 6.1% 7,000 2.3% 20.9 0% 1.6
2. North Haledon, New Jersey 87.3   17.7% 19.6% 33.8% 23 $80,936 5.5% 5% 7,920 4% 10.4 0.2% 0.8
3. Amherst, Ohio 86.8   20.3% 15.7% 22.1% 23 $57,990 5.5% 3.2% 11,797 2.1% 15.7 0.3% 1
4. Tallmadge, Ohio 86.8   21.6% 18% 24.1% 22 $56,780 5.4% 4.2% 16,390 4.7% 27 0.1% 1.7
5. New Berlin, Wisconsin 86.2   19.1% 12.7% 36.8% 22 $75,565 6% 4.2% 38,220 2% 13.5 0.2% 0.5
6. Boylston, Massachusetts 86.1   22.3% 12.3% 37.7% 26 $77,604 5.9% 3.3% 4,008 2.8% 22.7 0.2% 0.5
7. East Greenwich, New Jersey 86   17.4% 14.9% 23.9% 28 $74,455 5.7% 5.3% 5,430 3.9% 14.2 0.3% 1.1
8. Crown Point, Indiana 85.9   26.9% 17.3% 25% 27 $64,274 5% 4.7% 19,806 3.7% 21.2 0.3% 0.6
9. Lincoln Park, New Jersey 85.2   26.7% 14.8% 32.9% 28 $77,307 5.8% 9.9% 10,930 2.8% 8.7 0.2% 0.4
10. Pitman, New Jersey 84.8   26% 15% 31.7% 26 $59,419 5.8% 2.8% 9,331 5.6% 11.8 0.2% 0.1
11. Westerville, Ohio 84.6   21.2% 10.4% 44.6% 23 $82,163 6.1% 6.5% 35,318 3.5% 31.8 0.3% 1.3
12. Cinnaminson, New Jersey 83.9   15.6% 19.1% 28.8% 26 $75,920 4.8% 8.6% 14,595 2.4% 25.4 0.2% 1.9
13. Lake Forest Park, Washington 83.9   19.4% 13% 51.1% 28 $84,316 4.7% 14.7% 13,142 3.8% 25.4 0.4% 1.2
14. Highland Heights, Ohio 83.7   15.7% 17.6% 41.2% 20 $78,922 5.3% 6.8% 8,082 4% 11.4 0.2% 0.3
15. Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey 83.5   26.2% 17% 29.9% 29 $75,032 5.8% 12.1% 11,662 4.2% 13.1 0.2% 0.3
16. West Bridgewater, Massachusetts 83   21.8% 17.8% 20.2% 28 $64,815 5.9% 3.6% 6,634 3.6% 30.3 0.1% 1.5
17. Los Altos, California 82.9   18.7% 19.3% 71.3% 23 $148,201 5.9% 19.7% 27,693 2.4% 10.3 0.3% 0.4
18. Mentor, Ohio 82.6   20.6% 12.3% 27.4% 24 $65,322 6% 2.7% 50,278 2.7% 26 0.4% 1
19. Mohnton, Pennsylvania 82.5   25.7% 12.9% 25.2% 20 $56,174 5.6% 3.2% 2,963 4.9% 9.8 0.2% 2
20. Riverview, Michigan 82.4   29% 19.7% 17.6% 24 $61,007 5.3% 5.8% 13,272 4.7% 21.5 0.2% 0.7
21. West Deptford, New Jersey 82.4   27.3% 12.2% 21.7% 25 $64,477 5.9% 7.7% 19,368 5.3% 22.7 0.2% 1.6
22. North Royalton, Ohio 82.3   26.6% 12% 29.4% 29 $69,983 5.4% 3.8% 28,648 2.3% 4.5 0.4% 0.9
23. Nutley, New Jersey 82.2   27.9% 16.1% 32.9% 28 $73,264 5.5% 12.1% 27,362 4.8% 13.2 0.2% 1.5
24. Benbrook, Texas 82.2   28.4% 14.7% 32.6% 25 $63,529 5.9% 11.7% 20,208 4.4% 27.3 0.1% 1.7
25. New Brighton, Minnesota 82.1   26.1% 12.6% 40.6% 21 $68,724 5.8% 11.4% 22,206 4.7% 27.6 0.3% 0.8
26. Akron, Pennsylvania 81.3   24.6% 19.3% 21.9% 20 $53,365 5.9% 3.6% 4,046 4.6% 10.9 0.1% 0.3
27. Riverton, New Jersey 81   25.4% 19.3% 36.2% 29 $68,125 6% 4.2% 2,759 3.1% 19.2 0.4% 1.8
28. Lyndhurst, New Jersey 80.7   28.7% 17.7% 21.9% 28 $63,758 4.9% 10.1% 19,383 4.6% 17.4 0.2% 1.1
29. Elmwood Park, New Jersey 80.6   23.1% 16.5% 20.6% 26 $59,131 5.7% 17.5% 18,925 6.4% 26 0.2% 1.6
30. Hales Corners, Wisconsin 80.5   29% 18.5% 35% 22 $66,136 4.5% 2.8% 7,765 2% 26.9 0.4% 0.9
31. Pleasant Grove, Alabama 80   16.6% 15.8% 17.3% 26 $59,132 5.4% 15.3% 9,983 3.8% 20.5 0.1% 2
32. Garwood, New Jersey 79.5   28.9% 17.2% 27.6% 28 $64,053 5.6% 4.1% 4,153 5.1% 14.9 0.3% 0.7
33. Wallington, New Jersey 79.5   29.9% 15.2% 17% 27 $55,291 5.3% 12.4% 11,583 6.3% 17.4 0.1% 1.3
34. Madison, New Jersey 79   25.6% 13% 56.8% 28 $101,798 5.9% 10.3% 16,530 3.4% 8.2 0.3% 0.5
35. Choctaw, Oklahoma 78.9   16.1% 10.6% 19% 27 $55,437 5.8% 11.2% 9,377 5.9% 23.4 0.3% 1.7
36. Piedmont, California 78.8   14.8% 13.5% 77.8% 29 $149,857 5.3% 21.4% 10,952 2% 29 0.3% 0.1
37. Parsippany, New Jersey 78.7   27% 11.2% 43% 27 $81,041 6.1% 25.7% 50,649 3.9% 16.4 0.3% 0.7
38. Medford, Massachusetts 78   28.7% 17.3% 31.7% 29 $62,409 4.9% 13.6% 55,765 6.4% 26.5 0.2% 1.6
39. Belmont, California 77.8   27.2% 13.2% 51.7% 29 $95,722 6% 24.8% 25,123 4% 22.8 0.2% 0.8
40. Ridgefield Park, New Jersey 77.8   29.5% 12.9% 26.1% 29 $62,414 5.9% 21.8% 12,873 6.7% 12 0.2% 0.9
41. Roselle Park, New Jersey 76.8   28.1% 12.7% 25.6% 27 $63,403 5.9% 19.1% 13,281 4.3% 16.3 0.3% 1.8
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