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Overview

Introduction to Stow, Massachusetts

Stow, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 11 miles NW of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 23 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Stow History

Stow, which was settled in 1663 by John Kettell and Matthew Boon, was first inhabited by the Tantamous Native Americans and was called Pompocitticut. The town of Stow, which was incorporated in 1683, is located in Middlesex County, which was organized on May 10, 1643 by the Massachusetts General Court. Notable residents include George Shultz, the former U.S. Secretary of State.

Stow and Nearby Attractions

  • Marble Hill Conservation Area
  • Stow West School Museum
  • Hopkinton State Park
  • Old Powder House
  • Garden in the Woods

Things To Do In Stow

Stow offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. The Stow Away Golf Club, Butternut Farm Golf Course, and Stowe Acres Country Club provide opportunities for playing golf. The Stow West School Museum, the local museum, is a storehouse of information on the area's history. The Garden in the Woods and Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge are also nearby. Quinsigamond State Park on Lake Quinsigamond near Stow provides opportunities for picnicking, swimming, canoeing, and fishing. It is also home to the Marble Hill Conservation Area.

Stow Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Stow Higher Education

The colleges closest to Stow are Middlesex Community College, Framingham State College, and Brandeis University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,027
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+3,592
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married67.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher67.7%
Median Earnings25+$77,760
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,667

Wealth

Median Family Income$158,807
% Above Poverty Level95.7%
% Below Poverty Level4.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone17.2%
Median Gross Rent$1,589
Median House Value$452,600

Ancestry

Irish23.8%
English17.7%
German15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.4%
Italian13.6%
French Except Basque7%
Polish7%
Canadian4%
Scottish3.6%
Swedish2.8%
Russian2.1%
Portuguese1.7%
Lithuanian1.3%
Finnish1.2%
Dutch1.2%
Israeli1.1%
Danishn0.8%
Belgian0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Austrian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Latvian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Romanian0.2%
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Stow Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1775
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.43
Approximate Longitude-71.5

Stow 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
Distance9.4 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance11.6 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
StationBEDFORD
Distance11.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acton23,209$158,390
Bolton5,113$161,417
Boxborough5,287$154,205
Hudson15,379$88,337
Marlborough39,545$85,563
Maynard10,526$115,525

Stow Public Libraries

Randall Library
19 CRESCENT STREET
Stow, Massachusetts
(978) 897-8572

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Stow Public Schools

Hale
55 Hartley Road
ZIP: 1775
(978) 897-4788
Middle
Total Enrollment 261
Center School
403 Great Rd
ZIP: 1775
(978) 897-0290
Primary
Total Enrollment 643

Stow Private Schools

Stepping Stones School
92 Great Rd
ZIP: 1775
Elementary
Total Enrollment 20
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