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Overview

Introduction to Charlton, Massachusetts

Charlton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 12 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 49 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Worcester metropolitan area.

Charlton History

In 1735, Charlton was first settled and became a separate district in 1755. The town was named after Sir Francis Charlton. It was incorporated in 1775. In 2005, the town of Charlton celebrated its 250th anniversary. Though farming was the major occupation during the 1800s, a number of woolen mills were built during the twentieth century.

Charlton and nearby Attractions

  • Heritage Country Club
  • Pine Ridge Pleasure Farm
  • Life Tech Ventures Summer Camp
  • Royal Springs Family Golf Center
  • Buffumville Lake

Things To Do In Charlton

Charlton features a number of recreational facilities and activities. The town includes several football fields, a soccer complex, basketball courts and a softball complex. You can also enjoy swimming, boating and fishing in Charlton. The town also organizes many annual events such as an Easter Egg Hunt, the Charlton Christmas Tree Lighting, Old Home Day and the Silver Kingdom Renaissance Festival.

Charlton Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport serves the local transportation needs of Charlton.

Charlton Higher Education

The nearby college is Worcester State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,292
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens12.7%
Employed Population 16+6,959
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married55.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.2%
Median Earnings25+$53,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,461

Wealth

Median Family Income$103,659
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$902
Median House Value$280,100

Ancestry

Irish21.4%
French Except Basque17.8%
English15.6%
Italian12.8%
Polish10.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Canadian6.7%
German6.1%
Swedish4%
Scottish2.4%
Lithuanian1.7%
Arab1.3%
Portuguese1.3%
African1%
Greek0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Lebanese0.8%
Hungarian0.7%
Swiss0.6%
Belgian0.6%
Cape Verdean0.5%
Egyptian0.5%
Albanian0.5%
Finnish0.4%
US/American0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
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Charlton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1507
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.13
Approximate Longitude-71.96

Charlton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance3.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dudley11,608$84,274
Oxford5,927$80,766
Spencer5,790$65,994
Sturbridge2,506$109,679
Webster12,122$53,849

Charlton Public Libraries

Charlton Public Library
40 MAIN ST.
Charlton, Massachusetts
(508) 248-0452

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Charlton Public Schools

Charlton Elementary
9 Burlingame Rd
(508) 248-7774
Primary
Total Enrollment 382
Heritage School
34 Oxford Rd
(508) 248-4884
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School
57 Old Muggett Hill Rd
(508) 248-5971
High
Total Enrollment 1073
Charlton Middle School
2 Oxford Rd
(508) 248-1423
Middle
Total Enrollment 753
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