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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,381
Male Share of the Population46.2%
Female Share of the Population53.8%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+8,593
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34%
Median Earnings25+$48,277
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,768
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,074

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,898
% Above Poverty Level92%
% Below Poverty Level8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone25.8%
Median Gross Rent$907
Median House Value$279,500

Ancestry

Irish23.8%
French Except Basque16.4%
Italian12.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.8%
Canadian8.8%
English8.4%
German8.1%
Polish5.5%
Dutch3.5%
Swedish2.7%
Portuguese2.2%
US/American1.3%
Scottish1.1%
Arab1%
Lebanese0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
Finnish0.5%
Latvian0.4%
Norwegian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Russian0.2%
Serbian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
African0.1%
Czech0.1%
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Northbridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1534
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.15
Approximate 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)

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance11.2 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance15 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 THOMPSON LAKE
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Grafton18,330$125,071
Hopedale3,812$113,304
Millbury13,431$88,622
Sutton9,208$113,060
Upton2,998$107,350
Uxbridge13,765$96,378
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