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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.

People

Total Population 13,215
Male Share of the Population 47.6%
Female Share of the Population 52.4%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 6,914
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 58.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $100,198
% Above Poverty Level 95.3%
% Below Poverty Level 4.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 17%
Median Gross Rent $900
Median House Value $286,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.6%
US/American 0.5%
English 14.4%
Irish 20.4%

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

Charlton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01507
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.135
Longitude -71.97

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)

Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 3.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance 10.1 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 36 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 79 F
Oct Temp 41 to 58 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 13.3 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dudley 11,515 $83,385
Oxford 6,108 $86,595
Spencer 5,578 $61,716
Sturbridge 2,515 $110,417
Webster 12,522 $51,696

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

Charlton Public Libraries

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Charlton Public Library
40 MAIN ST.
Charlton, Massachusetts
(508) 248-2052

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Charlton High Schools

BAY PATH REG VOC TECH H S
57 OLD MUGGETT HILL
508-248-5971
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,029 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.6

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