Overview

Introduction to Pepperell, Massachusetts

Pepperell, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 9 miles SW of Nashua, New Hampshire and 34 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Lowell metropolitan area.

Pepperell History

The first settlers of this area came in the 1720s and 1730s. They settled on the scattered farms and crossings of rivers Nissitissit and Nashua. The area was initially known as Groton West parish. It was named Pepperell in the honor of Sir William Pepperell in 1753, and was incorporated as a town in 1775.

Pepperell and nearby Attractions

  • Groton Hunt Club Cottage
  • Funworld
  • Tsongas Arena
  • Pollard Memorial Library
  • Inizio Spa Incorporated
  • Gingerbread Art Gallery

Things To Do In Pepperell

The Alpine Ridge Golf Club is one of the many golf courses that would delight golf lovers. There are a number of parks and campgrounds. The rivers and brooks are excellent for relaxing. There are several art galleries and historical societies in the town and neighboring areas which are also very popular.

Pepperell Transportation

To reach pepperell from the air, Manchester Airport is the closest destination.

Pepperell Higher Education

The Fitchburg State College is the local institution for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,573
Male Share of the Population47.1%
Female Share of the Population52.9%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+1,289
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married42.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$48,542
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,461
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,063

Wealth

Median Family Income$88,378
% Above Poverty Level88.9%
% Below Poverty Level11.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time36 minutes
% Working from Home6.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.1%
Median Gross Rent$956
Median House Value$272,300

Ancestry

Irish29.5%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.3%
English20.3%
Italian16.1%
Canadian9.2%
French Except Basque9.1%
German7.3%
Portuguese4.3%
Swedish3.9%
Scottish3.7%
Polish3.2%
Lithuanian2%
Ukrainian1.6%
Welsh1.4%
US/American1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Brazilian0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Danishn0.3%
Greek0.3%
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Pepperell Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyMiddlesex County
Standard Zip Codes01463
Phone Area Codes3,51,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.66
Approximate Longitude-71.58

Pepperell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationNASHUA 2 NNW
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 83 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip45.4 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance11.4 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches
StationBEDFORD
Distance20 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ayer2,604$104,706
Groton1,147$127,829
Lunenburg2,023$126,810
Shirley1,782$64,073
Townsend1,372$71,661

Pepperell Public Libraries

Lawrence Library
15 MAIN ST.
Pepperell, Massachusetts
(978) 433-0330

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Pepperell Public Schools

Nissitissit Middle School
33 Chace Avenue
ZIP: 1463
(978) 433-0114
Middle
Total Enrollment 550
Peter Fitzpatrick School
4 Main Street
ZIP: 1463
(978) 433-2787
Other
Total Enrollment 1
Varnum Brook
10 Hollis Street
ZIP: 1463
(978) 433-6722
Primary
Total Enrollment 579

Pepperell Private Schools

Maple Dene Elementary School
83 Hollis St
ZIP: 1463
Elementary
Total Enrollment 26
Pepperell Christian Academy
42 River Rd
ZIP: 1463
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 22
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