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Overview

Introduction to Northborough, Massachusetts

Northborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Northborough History

The area was settled in 1762, and is a small town in Massachusetts. The district was established on January 24, 1766, and became a town on August 23, 1775. Northborough was initially served by three Town Ministers - Rev. John Martyn, Peter Whitney and Rev. Joseph Allen. They ran the town from 1746 until 1873 and were well-known authors and historians of the day.

Northborough and nearby Attractions

  • Northborough Town Hall
  • Cold Harbor Brook
  • Tougas Family Farm
  • Northborough Historical Soc
  • Memorial Field

Things To Do In Northborough

Northborough has many parks, restaurants, tennis courts and swimming pools. The town has countless dining establishments and shopping plazas. One can spend his/ her leisure time in the pubs to taste some of the wonderful drinks of the region. The area has numerous attractive art galleries and museums that will appeal to your finer tastes.

Northborough Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional airport.

Northborough Higher Education

Quinsigamond Community College is the nearby college.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,316
Male Share of the Population50.4%
Female Share of the Population49.6%
Senior Citizens18.7%
Employed Population 16+3,390
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.7%
Median Earnings25+$66,029
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,853

Wealth

Median Family Income$119,886
% Above Poverty Level97.4%
% Below Poverty Level2.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home9.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone20.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,216
Median House Value$365,400

Ancestry

Irish25.1%
English18.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18.3%
Italian13.2%
French Except Basque8.5%
German6.5%
Canadian4.6%
Polish4.4%
Scottish3.6%
Brazilian3.2%
Swedish2.5%
Arab1.5%
Portuguese1.1%
Welsh1%
Dutch1%
Norwegian1%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.9%
Lebanese0.9%
Swiss0.6%
US/American0.4%
West Indian0.4%
Lithuanian0.4%
Jamaican0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Danishn0.2%
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Northborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1532
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.31
Approximate Longitude-71.64

Northborough 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
Distance6 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance16.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Marlborough39,771$91,036
Westborough4,013$116,413

Northborough Public Libraries

Northborough Free Library
34 MAIN STREET
Northborough, Massachusetts
(508) 393-5025

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Northborough Public Schools

Algonquin Regional High
79 Bartlett Street
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7010
High
Total Enrollment 1452
Fannie E Proctor
26 Jefferson Rd
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7040
Primary
Total Enrollment 283
Lincoln Street
76 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7030
Primary
Total Enrollment 282
Marguerite E Peaslee
31 Maple Street
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7035
Primary
Total Enrollment 270
Marion E Zeh
33 Howard Street
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7048
Primary
Total Enrollment 308
Robert E. Melican Middle School
145 Lincoln Street
ZIP: 1532
(508) 351-7020
Middle
Total Enrollment 673

Northborough Private Schools

Cornerstone Academy
5 Oak Ave
ZIP: 1532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
St Bernadette Elementary School
266 Main St
ZIP: 1532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 494
Ymca Center For Child Development Northboro
23 Main St
ZIP: 1532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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