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Overview

Introduction to Rutland, Massachusetts

Rutland, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 10 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 45 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Rutland History

Rutland was purchased from residents of Natwick in 1686. Settlers from Boston, Lexington, Concord and Sudbury arrived in 1719. A gristmill, a library and a tannery were soon built in the area. The city’s healthy atmosphere and fresh air attracted visitors in large numbers, and Rutland soon gained considerable popularity as a health resort.

Rutland and nearby Attractions

  • Gardner Museum
  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Rutland State Park
  • Rutland Water Nature Reserve
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge

Things To Do In Rutland

Local museums include the Ecotarium, the Worcester Art Museum, the Higgins Armory Museum and the Gardner Museum. The Lucy Stone Home Site and the Salisbury Mansion are nearby as well. The Rutland Water Nature Reserve has provisions for various kinds of water sports. The Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge has a number of exotic species of animals and birds on display. Nearby parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Rutland State Park, Whitehall State Park and Wells State Park.

Rutland Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Rutland Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include Worcester State College, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester Polytechnic Institute and Clark University.

People

Total Population2,433
Male Share of the Population57.9%
Female Share of the Population42.1%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+1,209
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married55.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher35%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,667
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home0.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.4%
Median Gross Rent$891
Median House Value$247,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)4.3%
US/American1.3%
English12.1%
Irish27.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rutland Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City45 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
CountyWorcester
Standard Zip Codes01543
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneEastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.369
Longitude-71.948

Rutland 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
Distance6.2 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
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance17.7 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance20.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Holden18,053$110,788
Hubbardston4,474$94,485
Oakham1,803$85,682
Paxton4,860$108,221
Princeton3,456$127,043
West Boylston7,834$85,393

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Rutland Public Libraries

Library
Rutland Free Public Library
280 MAIN STREET
Rutland, Massachusetts
(508) 886-4108

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