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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.

People

Total Population 9,909
Male Share of the Population 49%
Female Share of the Population 51%
Senior Citizens 12.8%
Employed Population 16+ 4,912
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 62.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 70.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $168,952
% Above Poverty Level 96.5%
% Below Poverty Level 3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,254
Median House Value $539,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 19.7%
US/American 0.9%
English 12.9%
Irish 22.8%

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

Southborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles W of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 24 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01745, 01772
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.305
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)

Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 5.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 36 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 45.8 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 12.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Southborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Fayville (01745)

Southboro (01745, 01772)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Ashland 17,159 $122,222
Framingham 70,443 $87,075
Hopkinton 2,656 $119,954
Hudson 15,340 $86,613
Marlborough 39,425 $84,149
Westborough 4,158 $114,063

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

Southborough Public Libraries

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