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Overview

Introduction to Southborough, Massachusetts

Southborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 5 miles W of Framingham, Massachusetts and 24 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Southborough History

First settled in 1660, Southborough was officially incorporated in 1727. The place formally includes the smaller hamlets of Cordaville, Fayville and Southville. Initially, Southborough was a farming community, but industries soon started to tap the rivers flowing through the town. This fostered the manufacturing of plaster, boots, and shoes by the end of the 19th century.

Southborough and nearby Attractions

  • Armenian Library and Museum of America
  • Buckman Tavern
  • Sudbury Dam Historic District
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Minute Man National Historical Park

Things To Do In Southborough

Local parks include the Quinsigamond State Park, Ashland State Park, Great Brook Farm State Park and Whitehall State Park. Boating, fishing, hiking, swimming and picnicking are some of the activities people can enjoy in these parks. Historic landmarks in the nearby areas include Walden Pond, Lyman Estate, Gore Palace, Orchard House and Minute Man National Historical Park. The Higgins Armory Museum, the Discovery Museum, the Willard House and Clock Museum, the Charles River Museum of Industry, and the Shirley Historical Society Museum are some of the popular nearby historical sites.

Southborough Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Southborough Higher Education

Atlantic Union College, Middlesex Community College, Wellesley College and Brandeis University are all accessible from Southborough.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,968
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.2%
Employed Population 16+4,922
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married61.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher69.8%
Median Earnings25+$78,433
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,806

Wealth

Median Family Income$165,417
% Above Poverty Level96%
% Below Poverty Level4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home7.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation2.8%

Housing

People Living Alone18%
Median Gross Rent$1,307
Median House Value$568,900

Ancestry

Irish22%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.5%
Italian17.2%
English12.2%
German6.2%
Canadian5.4%
Polish5%
French Except Basque3.7%
Greek2.6%
Portuguese2.6%
Swedish2.6%
Scottish2.6%
Russian2.1%
Arab2%
Lebanese1.6%
Welsh0.9%
Turkish0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Hungarian0.7%
US/American0.7%
Albanian0.7%
West Indian0.6%
Ukrainian0.6%
Lithuanian0.6%
Guyanese0.5%
Romanian0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Syrian0.2%
Australian0.2%
US Virgin Isl0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
African0.2%
Czech0.2%
Israeli0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
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Southborough Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City24 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1772, 1745
Phone Area Codes508,978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.305
Longitude-71.525

Southborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance5.8 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
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance17 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Ashland17,420$122,210
Framingham70,743$89,679
Hopkinton2,794$118,375
Hudson15,379$88,337
Marlborough39,545$85,563
Westborough4,057$116,985

Southborough Public Libraries

Southborough Public Library
25 MAIN ST.
Southborough, Massachusetts
(508) 485-5031

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Southborough Public Schools

P Brent Trottier
49 Parkerville Rd
(508) 485-2400
Middle
Total Enrollment 510
Margaret A Neary
53 Parkerville Rd
(508) 481-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 340
Albert S. Woodward Memorial School
28 Cordaville Rd
(508) 229-1250
Primary
Total Enrollment 310
Mary E Finn School
60 Richards Rd
(508) 485-3176
Primary
Total Enrollment 286

Southborough Private Schools

Fay School
48 Main St
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 441
New England Center For Children
33 Turnpike Rd
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 216
St Mark's School
25 Marlboro Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 349
The Montessori Children's House
64 Central St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
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