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Overview

Introduction to Lunenburg, Massachusetts

Lunenburg, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 17 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center) and 37 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Lunenburg History

The first settlers arrived in Lunenburg in 1718. It was officially incorporated in 1728, and was named after the Duke of Lunenburg, who later became King George II of England. The initially agro-based town gradually shifted to a industrially developed rural community in the later half of the nineteenth century.

Lunenburg and Nearby Attractions

  • Marshall Park
  • Lunenburg Historic District
  • Lake Whalom
  • Concord Museum
  • Otter River State Forest

Things To Do In Lunenburg

Otter River State Forest offers camping opportunities as well as other activities such as hiking, swimming, and mountain biking. For outdoor recreation, people may visit the Marshall Park or the Gardner Heritage State Park. The area is surrounded by bodies of water such as Lake Whalom, the Turkey Hill Pond and the White Rabbit Swamp. The Concord Museum exhibits remnants of local history.

Lunenburg Transportation

Flights are available from Manchester-Boston Regional Airport.

Lunenburg Higher Education

Colleges nearby include Fitchburg State College, the Mount Wachusett Community College, and the Quinsigamond Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,955
Male Share of the Population44.7%
Female Share of the Population55.3%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+1,003
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married45.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher37%
Median Earnings25+$51,123
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$51,250
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,222

Wealth

Median Family Income$118,571
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone22.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,619
Median House Value$239,800

Ancestry

Irish34.4%
Canadian20.1%
English17.2%
French Except Basque11.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
German9.6%
Polish5.3%
Italian4.8%
Greek4.1%
Finnish2.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Romanian0.7%
Lithuanian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Scottish0.5%
Icelander0.5%
Czech0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
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Lunenburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1462
Phone Area Codes508,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.59
Approximate Longitude-71.72

Lunenburg 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
Distance13.6 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
StationLOWELL
Distance18.6 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
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance19.3 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
Ayer2,679$99,911
Fitchburg40,666$60,207
Leominster41,446$71,047
Shirley1,470$59,421
Townsend1,459$84,521

Lunenburg Public Libraries

Lunenburg Public Library
1023 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
(978) 582-4140

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Lunenburg Public Schools

Lunenburg High
1079 Massachusetts Avenue
ZIP: 1462
(978) 582-4115
High
Total Enrollment 554
Lunenburg Primary School
1401 Massachusetts Avenue
ZIP: 1462
(978) 582-4122
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Turkey Hill Middle
129 Northfield Road
ZIP: 1462
(978) 582-4110
Middle
Total Enrollment 481

Lunenburg Private Schools

Twin City Christian School
194 Electric Ave
ZIP: 1462
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 81
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