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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.

People

Total Population 40,462
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 13.5%
Employed Population 16+ 17,958
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 40.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $25,843
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,987

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,792
% Above Poverty Level 80.6%
% Below Poverty Level 19.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 27.5%
Median Gross Rent $857
Median House Value $177,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.1%
US/American 0.4%
English 7.4%
Irish 16.5%

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

Fitchburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 41 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01420
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.583
Longitude -71.802

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)

Station CLINTON
Distance 14.1 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 37 to 55 F
Jul Temp 63 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches
Station BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 15.7 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 55 to 80 F
Oct Temp 34 to 59 F
Annual Precip 45.5 inches
Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashburnham 6,160 $106,352
Ashby 3,177 $88,409
Leominster 41,176 $74,560
Lunenburg 1,798 $84,671
Townsend 1,294 $80,669
Westminster 7,414 $98,008

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

Fitchburg Public Libraries

Library
Fitchburg Public Library
610 MAIN ST.
Fitchburg, Massachusetts
(978) 345-9635

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Fitchburg Hospitals

HEALTHALLIANCE HOSPITALS, INC
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
HOSPITAL ROAD
(978) 466-2000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Fitchburg High Schools

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FITCHBURG HIGH
740 RICHARDSON RD
978-345-3240
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,481 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

MONTACHUSETT VOC TECH
1050 WESTMINSTER STREET
978-345-9200
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,167 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.7

NORTH CENTRAL CHARTER ESSENTIAL SCHOOL
ONE OAK HILL ROAD
978-345-2701
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 305 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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