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Overview

Introduction to Dudley, Massachusetts

Dudley, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 16 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 49 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Dudley History

Dudley was settled in 1714 and incorporated in 1732. The town was the main manufacturer of the Brogan Boot’s and standard issue uniforms worn by the Union Army during the Civil War. During the Battle of Gettysburg the first casualties were Union soldiers from Dudley. General George Washington camped in this area when he planed to intercept the British Fleet retreating from Boston.

Dudley and nearby Attractions

  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Aspinock Historical Society
  • Roseland Cottage
  • Hyland Orchard & Brewery
  • Hayden Pond
  • Dudley Reservoir

Things To Do In Dudley

Dudley is a small town with a quaint, rural atmosphere. It mostly serves as a bedroom community; hence it is an ideal place to relax. It has a few parks and also a golf course. The area has some good shopping malls as well. There are a number of ponds and reservoirs which are ideal for recreation.

Dudley Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport serves the area.

Dudley Higher Education

The local college is the Nichols College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,608
Male Share of the Population52.5%
Female Share of the Population47.5%
Senior Citizens12.5%
Employed Population 16+5,705
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.6%
Median Earnings25+$43,761
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$51,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,970

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,274
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$859
Median House Value$250,300

Ancestry

Irish19.3%
Polish19%
French Except Basque16%
Italian13.8%
English9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.5%
Canadian7.9%
German7.5%
Greek3.5%
Portuguese2.7%
Swedish2.7%
Arab1.7%
Lithuanian1.5%
Scottish1.2%
African1.1%
Nigerian1%
West Indian0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Egyptian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Russian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
US/American0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Macedonian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Dudley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1571
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.05
Approximate Longitude-71.93

Dudley 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
Distance5.2 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
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance6.8 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
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance16.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Charlton13,292$103,659
Douglas8,665$93,965
Oxford5,927$80,766
Sturbridge2,506$109,679
Webster12,122$53,849

Dudley Public Libraries

Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library
40 SCHOFIELD AVE.
Dudley, Massachusetts
(508) 949-8021

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Dudley Public Schools

Dudley Elementary
16 School St
(508) 943-3351
Primary
Total Enrollment 412
Mason Road School
20 Mason Rd
(508) 943-4312
Primary
Total Enrollment 304
Dudley Middle School
70 Dudleyoxford Rd
(508) 943-2224
Middle
Total Enrollment 643
Shepherd Hill Regional High
68 Dudley Oxford Rd
(508) 943-6700
High
Total Enrollment 1124
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