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Overview

Introduction to Woburn, Massachusetts

Woburn, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 9 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is in the Boston area.

Woburn History

In 1640, Woburn was settled in for the first time near Horn Pond. It grew gradually and was later incorporated as a city in 1642. It was named after Woburn, Bedfordshire in England. In 1803, the Middlesex Canal was opened and in 1835, the Boston and Lowell Railroad started operating through Woburn.

Woburn and nearby Attractions

  • Baldwin House
  • Benjamin Thompson House
  • 1790 House
  • Boston Harbor Islands Park

Things To Do In Woburn

Woburn offers a number of historic sites where you can enjoy a day trip with your family and friends. In addition, the city offers a number of parks, golf courses, tennis courts and shopping areas. Apart from these, the Woburn Recreation Department also organizes several events and sports programs throughout the year.

Woburn Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest major airport to Woburn.

Woburn Higher Education

Tufts University is only a few minutes drive away.

People

Total Population 39,104
Male Share of the Population 49.9%
Female Share of the Population 50.1%
Senior Citizens 15%
Employed Population 16+ 21,329
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 49.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.7%
Median Earnings25+ $46,607
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,344
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,560

Wealth

Median Family Income $97,015
% Above Poverty Level 92.5%
% Below Poverty Level 7.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation 4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,331
Median House Value $365,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
US/American 0.9%
English 10.2%
Irish 29.6%

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

Woburn Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01801
P.O. Box Zip Codes 01888
Company Zip Codes 01806, 01807, 01808, 01813, 01815
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.479
Longitude -71.152

Woburn 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 READING
Distance 2.8 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
Station MIDDLETON
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 64 F
Annual Precip 45.3 inches
Station LOWELL
Distance 16.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arlington 44,128 $128,930
Burlington 25,467 $109,726
Lexington 32,700 $179,144
Reading 25,357 $124,485
Stoneham 21,752 $106,528
Winchester 22,075 $168,917

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

Woburn Public Libraries

Library
Woburn Public Library
45 PLEASANT ST.
Woburn, Massachusetts
(781) 933-0148
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Woburn High Schools

WOBURN HIGH
88 MONTVALE AVENUE
781-937-8210
Serves 1,350 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.2

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