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Overview

Introduction to Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Fitchburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 21 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is located in the Fitchburg - Leominster metropolitan area.

Fitchburg History

The city of Fitchburg is named after one of its early settlers, John Fitch. The city was first settled in 1730. The Nashua River was the original source of growth for this community. Several factories were built around the river and it became the main source of employment and income for the residents. The city of Fitchburg was incorporated in 1764. It was a 19th century industrial center, and is still noted for its Victorian style architecture.

Fitchburg and nearby Attractions

  • Fitchburg Art Museum
  • Wallace Civic Center
  • Coggshall Park
  • Flat Rock Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Leominster State Forest
  • Top Fun Aviation Toy Museum

Things To Do In Fitchburg

In Fitchburg you have numerous entertainment options. You can either visit the city’s historical sites and museums or you can enjoy a day trip at the wildlife sanctuary. The city also includes several parks and playgrounds, shopping centers and restaurants. In addition, Fitchburg organizes an Autumn Festival each year.

Fitchburg Transportation

The nearest airport is Worcester Regional.

Fitchburg Higher Education

The local college is Fitchburg State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population40,441
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens13.3%
Employed Population 16+18,385
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married40.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.2%
Median Earnings25+$35,512
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$26,135
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,327

Wealth

Median Family Income$59,307
% Above Poverty Level80.9%
% Below Poverty Level19.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.4%
% Using Public Transportation2.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27%
Median Gross Rent$912
Median House Value$180,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34.5%
Irish16.3%
French Except Basque14.3%
Italian12.6%
Canadian8.7%
German7.2%
English6.6%
Polish2.3%
Finnish2.1%
Swedish1.4%
Scottish1.3%
African1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Greek1.1%
West Indian1%
Brazilian0.6%
Haitian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Russian0.4%
Jamaican0.4%
Czech0.3%
Arab0.3%
Welsh0.3%
US/American0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
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Fitchburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1420
Phone Area Codes978,508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.58
Approximate Longitude-71.81

Fitchburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLINTON
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance15.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance16.4 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashburnham6,171$105,106
Ashby3,196$92,589
Leominster41,304$71,991
Lunenburg2,027$117,639
Townsend1,413$81,139
Westminster7,480$106,273

Fitchburg Public Libraries

Fitchburg Public Library
610 MAIN ST.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
(978) 829-1780

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Fitchburg Hospitals

Health Alliance Hospital - Burbank Campus
(Non-profit)
275 Nichols Road

Fitchburg Public Schools

Goodrich Academy
111 Goodrich Street
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-3244
High
Total Enrollment 183
The Sizer School: A North Central Charter Essential School
500 Rindge Road
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-2701
High
Total Enrollment 367
Fitchburg High
140 Arn-how Farm Rd
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-3240
High
Total Enrollment 1166
Crocker Elementary
200 Bigelow Dr
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-3290
Primary
Total Enrollment 601
Reingold Elementary
70 Reingold Avenue
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-3287
Primary
Total Enrollment 655
Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical
1050 Westminster Street
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-9200
High
Total Enrollment 1435
Arthur M Longsjo Middle School
98 Academy Street
ZIP: 1420
(978) 343-2146
Middle
Total Enrollment 467
Memorial Intermediate
615 Rollstone Street
ZIP: 1420
(978) 345-3295
Middle
Total Enrollment 647
Mckay Arts Academy
67 Rindge Road
ZIP: 1420
(978) 665-3187
Primary
Total Enrollment 667
South Street Elementary
376 South Street
ZIP: 1420
(978) 348-2300
Primary
Total Enrollment 655

Fitchburg Private Schools

Applewild School
120 Prospect St
ZIP: 1420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 186
Teen Challenge Twin City Girls' Academy
53 Highland Ave
ZIP: 1420
Secondary
Total Enrollment 6
Notre Dame Preparatory School
171 South St
ZIP: 1420
Secondary
Total Enrollment 29
St Bernards Central Catholic High School
45 Harvard St
ZIP: 1420
Secondary
Total Enrollment 285
St Anthony School
123 Salem St
ZIP: 1420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 205
St Bernards Elementary School
254 Summer St
ZIP: 1420
Elementary
Total Enrollment 200
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