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Overview

Introduction to Millbury, Massachusetts

Millbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Millbury History

The pioneers of Millbury came to this area in 1716. The city was officially recognized in 1813. Initially Millbury, Massachusetts and Sutton were under the same parish. Later Sutton gradually expanded to become a large city and traveling from one part to the other became difficult. As a result, Sutton was split into two different towns. Millbury was one of them.

Millbury and nearby Attractions

  • Clear View Country Club
  • Saint Brigid Church
  • Millbury Town Hall
  • Millbury Public Library
  • Central Cemetery
  • Saint Brigid Church

Things To Do In Millbury

One can find a lot of tourist attractions in Millbury. There are several parks and historical sites that offer entertainment and recreation to the visitors. The Clear View Country Club is a well known community club in Millbury. One can also visit the Purgatory Chasm Reservation and Quinsigamond State parks located near the town.

Millbury Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Millbury Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross offers higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,431
Male Share of the Population51.6%
Female Share of the Population48.4%
Senior Citizens16.4%
Employed Population 16+7,058
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.8%
Median Earnings25+$49,015
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,163
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,618

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,622
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone26.3%
Median Gross Rent$982
Median House Value$261,200

Ancestry

Irish25.9%
Italian17.8%
French Except Basque15.5%
English11.2%
Polish9.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.9%
Canadian7.8%
German6.4%
Swedish6.3%
Lithuanian4.1%
Brazilian3.7%
Scottish2.1%
Arab1.8%
Lebanese1.2%
Portuguese1%
Hungarian0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Australian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
US/American0.1%
Albanian0.1%
Greek0.1%
African0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Millbury Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1527
P.O. Box Zip Codes1586
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.193
Longitude-71.76

Millbury 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
Distance8.1 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
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance17.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Millbury, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Millbury (1527)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn16,393$90,471
Grafton18,330$125,071
Northbridge16,381$88,898
Shrewsbury36,494$116,978
Sutton9,208$113,060
Worcester183,677$58,604

Millbury Public Libraries

Millbury Public Library
128 ELM ST.
Millbury, Massachusetts
(508) 865-1181

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Millbury Public Schools

Millbury Junior/senior High
12 Martin St
(508) 865-5841
High
Total Enrollment 770
Raymond E. Shaw Elementary
58 Elmwood St
(508) 865-3541
Middle
Total Enrollment 392
Elmwood Street
40 Elmwood St
(508) 865-5241
Primary
Total Enrollment 646

Millbury Private Schools

Assumption School
17 Grove St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 190
Ewing Day Academy
130 Elm St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 32
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