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Overview

Introduction to Winchendon, Massachusetts

Winchendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 29 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center) and 55 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town's population is approximately 9,611.

Winchendon History

A small town in north-central Massachusetts, Winchendon was originally home to the Pennacook Indians, and later inhabitated by the Nipmuck tribe. Popularly referred to as Toy Town, Winchendon was an early producer of shingles and woodworking machinery.

Winchendon and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area
  • Erving State Forest
  • Salisbury Mansion
  • Shirley Historical Society Museum
  • Whitney House Museum

Things To Do In Winchendon

The richly documented Salisbury Mansion is an important historical site. The Shirley Historical Society Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of Winchendon. The Erving State Forest, offers recreational activities such as camping, hiking and mountain biking. Lake Dennison Recreation Area offers a beach that is ideal for swimming. Archival documents, photographs, and other interesting artifacts are housed at the Whitney House Museum.

Winchendon Transportation

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a major airport nearby.

Winchendon Higher Education

Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, and Keene State College are colleges located nearby.

People

Total Population 3,714
Male Share of the Population 51.6%
Female Share of the Population 48.4%
Senior Citizens 19.9%
Employed Population 16+ 1,416
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 36.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 13.1%
Median Earnings25+ $32,823
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $33,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,559

Wealth

Median Family Income $51,000
% Above Poverty Level 73.4%
% Below Poverty Level 26.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.1%
Median Gross Rent $634
Median House Value $176,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.9%
US/American 0%
English 17.7%
Irish 17.9%

Winchendon Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 55 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01475
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.686
Longitude -72.044

Winchendon 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 BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 5.2 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 12.3 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station VERNON
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashburnham 6,133 $102,667
Athol 8,340 $53,015
Gardner 20,279 $59,137
Phillipston 1,647 $81,685
Royalston 1,230 $67,875
Templeton 8,091 $84,537

Winchendon Public Libraries

Library
Beals Memorial Library
50 PLEASANT ST.
Winchendon, Massachusetts
(978) 297-0300

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

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