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Overview

Introduction to Northbridge, Massachusetts

Northbridge, Massachusetts is 11 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 33 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Worcester county and part of the Worcester metro area.

Northbridge History

The early residents of Northbridge were the Nipmuc, or "small Pond People." The Europeans were the first to settle in Northbridge in 1704. More than 50% of the town’s land was owned by Colonel Seth Read during the time of American Revolution. Northbridge was once a part of Uxbridge and Mendon and was incorporated on July 4, 1772.

Northbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Towne Plaza Shopping Center
  • Whitinsville United Methodist Church
  • Cooper Road Cemetery
  • Cook Allen Brook
  • Whitinsville Historic District

Things To Do In Northbridge

Northbridge is a perfect place for shopping throughout the day. This beautiful town offers a wonderful mix of consumerism and creativity. You can enjoy any kind of drink or food in the famous bars and restaurants of the area. Here you will find some of the most famous neighborhoods to explore. You will also find countless shopping malls, music, art galleries, parks, playgrounds, museums and much more in Northbridge.

Northbridge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional airport.

Northbridge Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross offers higher education facilities.

People

Total Population 16,268
Male Share of the Population 45.9%
Female Share of the Population 54.1%
Senior Citizens 14%
Employed Population 16+ 8,513
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 51%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.2%
Median Earnings25+ $46,367
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,088
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,057

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,977
% Above Poverty Level 92.3%
% Below Poverty Level 7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $279,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 1.2%
English 9.8%
Irish 22.4%

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

Northbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 11 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 33 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01534
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.151
Longitude -71.65

Northbridge 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 15 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Rockdale (01534)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grafton 18,219 $114,387
Hopedale 3,875 $112,768
Millbury 13,391 $86,131
Sutton 9,141 $115,486
Upton 3,028 $119,318
Uxbridge 13,709 $99,219

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

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Northbridge High Schools

NORTHBRIDGE HIGH
427 LINWOOD AVENUE
508-234-6221
Serves 656 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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