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Demographics

People

Total Population220
Male Share of the Population45%
Female Share of the Population55%
Senior Citizens30%
Employed Population 16+115
Age of the Population54

Families

% of people married54.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.2%
Median Earnings25+$36,818
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$102,000
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time41 minutes
% Working from Home14.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone44%
Median Gross Rent$1,037
Median House Value$342,900

Ancestry

English25.5%
Irish13.2%
Italian10.9%
US/American10.5%
German7.3%
French Except Basque7.3%
Swedish6.8%
Austrian3.2%
Ukrainian2.7%
Russian2.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)1.4%
Polish1.4%
Norwegian0.9%
Dutch0.9%
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Petersham Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1366
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.48
Approximate Longitude-72.18

Petersham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance8.7 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance10.7 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationVERNON
Distance25.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athol8,428$55,446
Barre1,259$82,543
Hubbardston4,537$94,512
New Salem1,012$79,432
Phillipston1,618$79,338
Templeton8,131$89,046

Petersham Public Libraries

Petersham Memorial Library
23 COMMON ST.
Petersham, Massachusetts
(978) 724-3405

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Petersham Public Schools

Petersham Center
2 Spring St
(978) 724-3363
Primary
Total Enrollment 115

Petersham Private Schools

Petersham Montessori Schools
28 New Salem Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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