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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 Population2,417
Male Share of the Population47.7%
Female Share of the Population52.3%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+1,205
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married41.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher28.7%
Median Earnings25+$41,406
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$48,750

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,442
% Above Poverty Level94.4%
% Below Poverty Level5.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone31.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,107
Median House Value$270,200

Ancestry

Italian21.5%
Irish20.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.2%
English18.2%
German13.1%
Canadian9.3%
French Except Basque9.1%
Portuguese5.8%
Polish5.8%
Swedish5%
Russian2.6%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh1.1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Lithuanian0.9%
Brazilian0.8%
Norwegian0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Belgian0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Greek0.4%
Finnish0.3%
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Pepperell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1463
Phone Area Codes351,978
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
Ayer2,879$74,898
Dunstable3,310$145,045
Groton1,163$120,605
Lunenburg2,027$117,639
Shirley1,361$67,188
Townsend1,413$81,139

Pepperell Public Libraries

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

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Pepperell Public Schools

Varnum Brook
10 Hollis St
(978) 433-6722
Primary
Total Enrollment 693
Nissitissit Middle School
33 Chace Ave
(978) 433-0114
Middle
Total Enrollment 620
Peter Fitzpatrick
4 Main St
(978) 433-2787
Peter Fitzpatrick School
4 Main St
(978) 433-2787
Other
Total Enrollment 3

Pepperell Private Schools

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