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Overview

Introduction to Chelmsford, Massachusetts

Chelmsford, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 3 miles SW of Lowell, Massachusetts and 22 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lowell metropolitan area.

Chelmsford History

The town of Chelmsford was founded by the settlers from the communities of Concord and Woburn. It was incorporated in May, 1655. The town was named after Chelmsford, England. Originally, Chelmsford also included parts of Carlisle and Tyngsboro, the neighboring town of Westford as well as a large part of what is present-day Lowell. The town of Chelmsford celebrated its 350th anniversary in 2005.

Chelmsford and nearby Attractions

  • Garrison House
  • Sky Meadows Golf Course
  • Lowell National Historic Park
  • Edward A. Lelacheur Park
  • Boston Children's Museum

Things To Do In Chelmsford

Chelmsford offers several parks and playgrounds as well as restaurants and other entertainment options. In fact, there are so many things to do near Chelmsford that you will rarely get bored during your stay. To keep yourself busy during leisure times, you can also go apple picking in the orchards in Chelmsford.

Chelmsford Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Chelmsford Higher Education

The nearest college is University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,906
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens17.9%
Employed Population 16+18,047
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married58.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher50.8%
Median Earnings25+$61,007
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,313

Wealth

Median Family Income$124,519
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$1,196
Median House Value$357,200

Ancestry

Irish28.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
Italian14.2%
English14.1%
French Except Basque7%
German5.8%
Canadian5.4%
Polish4.1%
Scottish3.3%
Portuguese3.1%
Swedish2.8%
Greek2.7%
Russian1.2%
Dutch1%
Norwegian0.9%
Lithuanian0.8%
Arab0.5%
Finnish0.4%
African0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Chelmsford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1824
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.59
Approximate Longitude-71.36

Chelmsford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLOWELL
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches
StationREADING
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Billerica42,228$108,006
Carlisle5,125$195,563
Dracut30,940$94,548
Lowell109,871$55,999
Tyngsborough12,133$119,504
Westford23,850$148,775

Chelmsford Public Libraries

Chelmsford Public Library
25 BOSTON RD.
Chelmsford, Massachusetts
(978) 256-5521

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Chelmsford Public Schools

Center Elementary School
84 Billerica Rd
(978) 251-5155
Primary
Total Enrollment 464
Byam School
25 Maple Rd
(978) 251-5144
Primary
Total Enrollment 490
Mccarthy Middle School
250 North Rd
(978) 251-5122
Middle
Total Enrollment 915
South Row
250 Boston Rd
(978) 251-5177
Primary
Total Enrollment 430
Col Moses Parker School
75 Graniteville Rd
(978) 251-5133
Middle
Total Enrollment 722
Community Education Center
170 Dalton Rd
(978) 251-5151
Primary
Total Enrollment 106

Chelmsford Private Schools

Greater Visions Childrens Center
180 Old Westford Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Knowledge Beginnings
261 Billerica Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 37
Murphy & Dwyer Academy
29 Regina Dr
Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
Klub Kid Too
160 Turnpike Rd Ste 8
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
The Learning Experience At Chelmsford
194 Chelmsford St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
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