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Overview

Introduction to Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles NE of Worcester, Massachusetts and 33 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Worcester metropolitan area.

Shrewsbury History

The first permanent settler of this town was Gersham Wheelock, who arrived in 1720. The earlier settlers of this town largely came from Marlborough and Sudbury. The town was settled in by 1722 and incorporated in 1727. It saw rapid progress after streetcar routes were developed in the 19th century. Although the town developed into a popular resort destination, its economy was supported by agriculture as well.

Shrewsbury and nearby Attractions

  • Shrewsbury Historic District
  • Gen. Artemas Ward Homestead
  • Camp Wunnegan
  • Hills Farm Industrial Park
  • Saint Marys Pastoral Center
  • Shrewsbury Public Library

Things To Do In Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury has 16 parks which are well maintained by the town’s Parks Department. These parks offer opportunities for a variety of activities. The town is situated on an uneven hilly terrain which makes hiking and long walks a popular activity. The town also has a number of lakes and reservoirs which are quite popular spots.

Shrewsbury Transportation

One can reach Shrewsbury from the Worcester Regional Airport.

Shrewsbury Higher Education

Facilities for higher studies are offered at Quinsigamond Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population36,494
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+18,816
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married57%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher56.2%
Median Earnings25+$60,608
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,009
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,574

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,978
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation2%

Housing

People Living Alone21.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,225
Median House Value$385,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25%
Irish22.1%
Italian17.3%
English9.5%
French Except Basque7.9%
German5.6%
Polish5.4%
Canadian2.9%
Swedish2.7%
Russian2.2%
Arab2.1%
Scottish2%
Brazilian1.5%
Greek1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
African1.3%
Portuguese1.2%
Lebanese1%
US/American0.9%
Hungarian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Ghanaian0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Iranian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Moroccan0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Kenyan0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Czech0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Shrewsbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1545
Company Zip Codes1546
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.3
Approximate Longitude-71.71

Shrewsbury Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLINTON
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance8.9 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boylston4,480$111,622
Grafton18,330$125,071
Northborough6,314$111,225
West Boylston7,844$92,083
Westborough4,057$116,985
Worcester183,677$58,604

Shrewsbury Public Libraries

Shrewsbury Free Public Library
609 MAIN ST.
Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
(508) 842-0081

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Shrewsbury Public Schools

Shrewsbury Sr High
64 Holden Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8800
High
Total Enrollment 1684
Parker Road Preschool
15 Parker Road
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8646
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Sherwood Middle School
28 Sherwood Avenue
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8670
Middle
Total Enrollment 956
Spring Street
123 Spring Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8700
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
Walter J Paton
58 Grafton Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8626
Primary
Total Enrollment 365
Oak Middle School
45 Oak Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-1200
Middle
Total Enrollment 1007
Floral Street School
57 Floral Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8720
Primary
Total Enrollment 709
Calvin Coolidge
1 Florence Street
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8880
Primary
Total Enrollment 403
Beal School
1 Maple Avenue
ZIP: 1545
(508) 841-8860
Primary
Total Enrollment 309

Shrewsbury Private Schools

St John's High School
378 Main St
ZIP: 1545
Secondary
Total Enrollment 1050
St Mary Elementary School
16 Summer St
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 243
Al-hamra Academy
435 South St
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 141
Kindercare Learning Center
177 Main St
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Lilliput Early Childhood Center
18 Grafton St
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 50
Shrewsbury Childrens Center
138 N Quinsigamond Ave
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 18
Shrewsbury Montessori School
55 Oak St
ZIP: 1545
Elementary
Total Enrollment 113
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