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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.

People

Total Population 1,798
Male Share of the Population 42.4%
Female Share of the Population 57.6%
Senior Citizens 23.9%
Employed Population 16+ 784
Age of the Population 47

Families

% of people married 52%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,671
% Above Poverty Level 97.8%
% Below Poverty Level 2.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3.8%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,358
Median House Value $236,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.1%
US/American 0%
English 16.7%
Irish 36.9%

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

Lunenburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 37 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01462
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.594
Longitude -71.725

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)

Station CLINTON
Distance 13.6 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 LOWELL
Distance 18.6 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 33 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 85 F
Oct Temp 38 to 62 F
Annual Precip 43.1 inches
Station BARRE FALLS DAM
Distance 19.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashby 3,177 $88,409
Ayer 3,103 $70,123
Fitchburg 40,462 $56,792
Leominster 41,176 $74,560
Shirley 1,283 $93,456
Townsend 1,294 $80,669

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

Lunenburg Public Libraries

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Ritter Memorial Library
960 MASSACHUSETTS AVE.
Lunenburg, Massachusetts
(978) 582-4140

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978-582-4115
Serves 589 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.3

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