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Overview

Introduction to Blackstone, Massachusetts

Blackstone, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and 34 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Blackstone History

The first settlement in Blackstone occurred in 1662, and it was officially incorporated in 1845. It was named in honor of the first European settler in Boston and Rhode Island, William Blackstone. Prior to becoming a separate municipality, the town was part of Mendon, Massachusetts.

Blackstone and nearby Attractions

  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Upton State Forest
  • Museum of Natural History
  • New England Aquarium
  • Roger Williams National Memorial

Things To Do In Blackstone

The Canal Heritage State Park and Ashland State Park provide recreational opportunities like boating, swimming, hiking, mountain biking and cross country skiing. The Ecotarium houses interesting exhibits pertaining to wildlife and the environment. Nearby attractions include the Garden in the Woods, the Tower Hill Botanic Garden and the Fall River Carousel.

Blackstone Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International.

Blackstone Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bryant College, Clark University, Worcester State College, Providence College and Rhode Island College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,068
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens10.8%
Employed Population 16+5,243
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married54.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.1%
Median Earnings25+$46,589
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$34,875
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,716

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,500
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone24.5%
Median Gross Rent$853
Median House Value$261,400

Ancestry

Irish28.2%
French Except Basque19.7%
Italian17.6%
Canadian15.3%
English8.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7%
German5.6%
Portuguese4%
Polish3.1%
Swedish1.8%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.1%
Russian0.7%
Brazilian0.7%
African0.6%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Hungarian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Arab0.3%
Greek0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Romanian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Blackstone Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1504
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.04
Approximate Longitude-71.53

Blackstone Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
StationBROCKTON
Distance27.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellingham5,376$93,679
Hopedale3,812$113,304
Mendon5,963$131,473
Milford25,701$86,944
Millville3,218$106,591
Uxbridge13,765$96,378

Blackstone Public Libraries

Blackstone Free Public Library
86 MAIN ST.
Blackstone, Massachusetts
(508) 883-1931

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Blackstone Public Schools

Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School
35 Federal Street
ZIP: 1504
(508) 876-0190
Middle
Total Enrollment 443
John F Kennedy Elementary
200 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 1504
(508) 876-0118
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
A F Maloney
200 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 1504
(508) 876-0119
Middle
Total Enrollment 206
Blackstone Millville Rhs
175 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 1504
(508) 876-0117
High
Total Enrollment 457
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