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Overview

Introduction to Dracut, Massachusetts

Dracut, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 2 miles NE of Lowell, Massachusetts and 24 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. Dracut is part of the surrounding Lowell metro area.

Dracut History

The original inhabitants of Dracut were the Pennacook Indians. The first modern settlers were Europeans who came from Chelmsford, England in 1653. The area was incorporated as a town in 1701. During the nineteenth century, Lowell annexed substantial areas of Dracut into its own town.

Dracut and nearby Attractions

  • Beaver Brook
  • Tsongas Arena
  • Lowell Lock Monsters
  • Pollard Memorial Library

Things To Do In Dracut

Dracut has many large ponds, swamps and bogs. It also has a number of brooks. One has many opportunities for fishing and boating in Dracut. There are a number of historical buildings like the Colburn/ Cutter House, which dates back to 1717. The area is host to the annual Dracut Craft Fair which is held at the Colburn/ Cutter House.

Dracut Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport to Dracut.

Dracut Higher Education

Educational facilities can be availed from the University of Massachusetts.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,940
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+16,670
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married52.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.3%
Median Earnings25+$49,041
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,439
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,885

Wealth

Median Family Income$94,548
% Above Poverty Level94.3%
% Below Poverty Level5.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone20.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,236
Median House Value$290,800

Ancestry

Irish25.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)15.4%
French Except Basque14.2%
Canadian12.2%
Italian10.7%
English8.7%
Polish5.6%
Greek4.9%
German4.5%
Portuguese4.4%
African2.4%
Swedish1.9%
Scottish1.5%
Kenyan1.1%
Norwegian1%
Arab0.7%
US/American0.7%
Russian0.7%
Lithuanian0.6%
New Zealand0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Dutch0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Dracut Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1826
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-71.3

Dracut 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
Distance3.6 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
StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance12.1 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance13 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chelmsford34,906$124,519
Lawrence79,337$38,681
Lowell109,871$55,999
Tewksbury30,378$109,560
Tyngsborough12,133$119,504

Dracut Public Libraries

Moses Greeley Parker Memorial Lib.
28 ARLINGTON STREET
Dracut, Massachusetts
(978) 454-5474

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Dracut Public Schools

Brookside Elementary
1560 Lakeview Avenue
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-0716
Primary
Total Enrollment 456
Parker Avenue School
77 Parker Avenue
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-1500
High
Total Enrollment 7
George H. Englesby Elementary School
1580 Lakeview Ave
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-9745
Primary
Total Enrollment 507
Justus C. Richardson Middle School
1570 Lakeview Ave
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-3330
Middle
Total Enrollment 974
George H. Englesby Intermediate
1580 Lakeview Ave
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-9745
Joseph A Campbell Elementary
1021 Methuen Street
ZIP: 1826
(978) 459-6186
Primary
Total Enrollment 577
Dracut Senior High
1540 Lakeview Avenue
ZIP: 1826
(978) 957-1500
High
Total Enrollment 859
Greenmont Avenue
37 Greenmont Avenue
ZIP: 1826
(978) 453-1797
Primary
Total Enrollment 308

Dracut Private Schools

Little Angels Preschool & Daycare
90 Arlington St
ZIP: 1826
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
Evergreen Montessori House
1807 Bridge St
ZIP: 1826
Elementary
Total Enrollment 16
Kenwood Academy
920 Methuen St
ZIP: 1826
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 2
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