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 Population2,023
Male Share of the Population43.8%
Female Share of the Population56.2%
Senior Citizens17.2%
Employed Population 16+1,025
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married47.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31%
Median Earnings25+$54,599
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$53,043
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$126,810
% Above Poverty Level97.1%
% Below Poverty Level2.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,594
Median House Value$248,900

Ancestry

Irish33.2%
Canadian15.7%
English14.9%
French Except Basque11.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.7%
German9.6%
Greek7.8%
Italian5.5%
Polish4.2%
Finnish2.1%
Portuguese2.1%
Lithuanian2%
Swedish1%
Romanian0.8%
Hungarian0.5%
Czech0.4%
Scottish0.4%
Icelander0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
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Lunenburg Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01462
Phone Area Codes5,08,978
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
Ayer2,604$104,706
Fitchburg40,737$66,538
Leominster41,579$72,649
Shirley1,782$64,073
Townsend1,372$71,661

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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