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Overview

Introduction to Southbridge, Massachusetts

Southbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 17 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. Southbridge is part of the surrounding Worcester metro area.

Southbridge History

The original inhabitants of this area where the Mohegan and Nipmuck tribes of Native Americans. The first Europeans settled in this area in 1730 and it was incorporated as a town in 1816. A number of grist and saw mills were built in this area because of the availability of water power from the Quinebaug River.

Southbridge and nearby Attractions

  • Westville Lake and Recreation Area
  • Quinebaug River
  • Old Sturbridge Village
  • Claire Birtz Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Old Sturbridge Village

Things To Do In Southbridge

Southbridge offers facilities for activities that would appeal to a wide range of people. Parks, golf courses, theatres, and hiking trails are all available. Whether you simply want to relax or have fun, Southbridge would have an ideal opportunity waiting for you.

Southbridge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.

Southbridge Higher Education

The Worcester State College offers facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Southbridge Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01550
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.075
Longitude -72.033

Southbridge 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 EAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 33 F
Apr Temp 33 to 57 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 7.5 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 34 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.8 inches
Station WEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance 11.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 35 F
Apr Temp 33 to 58 F
Jul Temp 58 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 62 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Globe Village (01550)

Sandersdale (01550)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Brimfield 3,695 $105,500
Charlton 13,215 $100,198
Dudley 11,515 $83,385
Holland 1,433 $76,500
Sturbridge 2,515 $110,417
Webster 12,522 $51,696

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

Southbridge Public Libraries

Library
Jacob Edwards Memorial Library
236 MAIN ST.
Southbridge, Massachusetts
(508) 764-5426

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Southbridge Hospitals

HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
100 SOUTH STREET
(508) 765-9771
Emergency Service: Yes

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SOUTHBRIDGE HIGH
25 COLE AVENUE
508-764-5450
Serves 566 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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