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Overview

Introduction to Leicester, Massachusetts

Leicester, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts and 44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Worcester metropolitan area.

Leicester History

Although no significant battles of the American Revolution were fought in the region that is today known as Leicester, the citizens of the area played a major role in the beginning of the conflict. Leicester thus holds an important place in the history of America. The town of Leicester was first settled in the year 1713. It was officially incorporated in 1714.

Leicester and nearby Attractions

  • Leicester Historical Society
  • Playoff Arcade
  • American Bowling Lanes
  • Yamate Amusements
  • National Amusements
  • AMF Bowling Centers-AMF Bowling Lanes

Things To Do In Leicester

The city offers a variety of things to do for people of all ages and tastes. One can embark on a sightseeing trip with family members or friends and explore the various tourist attractions situated in and around the city or get educated on the history of Leicester in one of the many historical buildings.

Leicester Transportation

The local airport to Leicester is Worcester Regional.

Leicester Higher Education

The nearest college that serves the city is Worcester State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,229
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens16.8%
Employed Population 16+6,187
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married46.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.2%
Median Earnings25+$42,588
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,811

Wealth

Median Family Income$87,790
% Above Poverty Level93.8%
% Below Poverty Level6.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.1%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.9%
Median Gross Rent$934
Median House Value$226,400

Ancestry

Irish23.6%
French Except Basque20.4%
English11.9%
Italian9.2%
Polish9.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.9%
Swedish6.4%
Canadian5%
Portuguese4.4%
Scottish3.9%
Brazilian1.3%
Russian1.2%
Lithuanian1.2%
African1%
Greek1%
Albanian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Danishn0.7%
Ghanaian0.5%
Dutch0.3%
Kenyan0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Arab0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Luxemburger0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
German0.1%
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Leicester Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City44 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1524
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.245
Longitude-71.909

Leicester Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance8.9 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
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance14.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn16,393$90,471
East Brookfield1,203$80,536
Holden18,300$114,561
Paxton4,849$111,838
Spencer5,790$65,994
Worcester183,677$58,604

Leicester Public Libraries

Leicester Public Library
1136 MAIN ST.
Leicester, Massachusetts
(508) 892-7020

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Leicester Public Schools

Leicester Memorial Elementary
11 Memorial Sch Dr
(508) 892-7048
Primary
Total Enrollment 394
Leicester High
174 Paxton St
(508) 892-7030
High
Total Enrollment 507
Leicester Middle
70 Winslow Ave
(508) 892-7055
Middle
Total Enrollment 406
Leicester Primary School
170 Paxton St
(508) 892-7050
Primary
Total Enrollment 471

Leicester Private Schools

Archway
77 Mulberry St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Mcauley Nazareth Home For Boys
77 Mulberry St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 6
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