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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 Higher93.3%
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
Nearest Medium City 12 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City34 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1504
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.017
Longitude-71.541

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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

E Blackstone (1504)

East Blackstone (1504)

Millerville (1504)

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

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 (42.019208, -71.535178)
Blackstone, Massachusetts
(508) 883-1931

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Blackstone Public Schools

Blackstone Millville Rhs
175 Lincoln St
(508) 876-0117
High
Total Enrollment 537
John F Kennedy Elementary
200 Lincoln St
(508) 876-0118
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Frederick W. Hartnett Middle School
35 Federal St
(508) 876-0190
Middle
Total Enrollment 484
A F Maloney
200 Lincoln St
(508) 876-0119
Middle
Total Enrollment 230
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