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Demographics

People

Total Population222
Male Share of the Population44.1%
Female Share of the Population55.9%
Senior Citizens35.6%
Employed Population 16+118
Age of the Population55

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.8%
Median Earnings25+$35,625
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$60,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$97,188
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time45 minutes
% Working from Home14.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone49.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,107
Median House Value$315,900

Ancestry

English18%
Irish14%
US/American11.7%
German9%
Italian6.8%
Swedish6.3%
French Except Basque4.1%
Russian3.6%
Ukrainian3.6%
Austrian3.2%
Polish1.8%
Welsh1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)1.4%
Canadian1.4%
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
Athol8,394$60,797
Barre1,156$91,484

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 Street, Po Box 148
ZIP: 1366
(978) 724-3363
Primary
Total Enrollment 113

Petersham Private Schools

Petersham Montessori Schools
28 New Salem Rd
ZIP: 1366
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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