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Overview

Introduction to Westborough, Massachusetts

Westborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles E of Worcester, Massachusetts and 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Westborough History

John Oldham, an English explorer arrived in this region in 1633. He was soon followed by settlers who were looking for fertile farmlands. The area had a few permanent families by 1675. It was incorporated as a town in November 1717. Westborough is also the birth place of Eli Whitney Jr., who invented the cotton gin and played a major role in the industrial progression of the nation.

Westborough and nearby Attractions

  • Assabet Reservoir
  • Westborough Country Club
  • Lake Chauncy
  • Westborough Charm Bracelet
  • Fay Mountain

Things To Do In Westborough

The town is host to a number of festivals throughout the year. These festivals provide opportunities to learn more about the local customs and traditions. Westborough has been endowed with great natural beauty. Lake Chauncy is a popular spot for boating, fishing and swimming. The area also has some excellent hiking trails.

Westborough Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is available for air transportation.

Westborough Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Quinsigamond Community College.

People

Total Population 4,158
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 11.4%
Employed Population 16+ 2,399
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $114,063
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $1,104
Median House Value $346,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.6%
US/American 1.8%
English 16.3%
Irish 21.1%

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

Westborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01581
Company Zip Codes 01580, 01582
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.269
Longitude -71.616

Westborough 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 9.7 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 10.3 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Westboro (01581)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grafton 18,219 $114,387
Hopkinton 2,656 $119,954
Marlborough 39,425 $84,149
Northborough 6,528 $112,431
Shrewsbury 36,352 $109,946
Southborough 9,909 $168,952

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

Westborough Public Libraries

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Westborough Public Library
55 WEST MAIN ST.
Westborough, Massachusetts
(508) 366-3050
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Westborough High Schools

WESTBOROUGH HIGH
90 WEST MAIN STREET
508-836-7720
Serves 1,020 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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