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Overview

Introduction to Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 17 miles SW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 55 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Sturbridge History

The earliest settlers, who arrived in Sturbridge in 1729, were from Medfield. The town of Sturbridge was officially incorporated in 1738. Alternate names were considered to christen this new town including New Medfield and Dummer, in honor of Governor William Dummer. Ultimately, the town was named Sturbridge after a town in England.

Sturbridge and Nearby Attractions

  • Lucy Stone Home Site
  • Spencer State Forest
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Hicks-Stearns Museum
  • Nashoba Valley

Things To Do In Sturbridge

Some of the museums near Sturbridge are Hicks-Stearns Museum, Higgins Armory Museum and Vernon Historical Society Museum, among many others. There are some historical sites nearby as well. The Roseland Cottage, built in 1846, is a coral-colored Gothic Revival house. The Salisbury Mansion and the Lucy Stone Home Site are also popular places to visit. Numerous parks are located nearby including Bigelow Hollow State Park, Brimfield State Forest, and Douglas State Forest. Other popular attractions indlude the Copernican Observatory & Planetarium, Holyoke Merry-Go-Round, and the International Skating Center of Connecticut.

Sturbridge Transportation

Air transportation is available from Bradley International Airport.

Sturbridge Higher Education

The colleges near Sturbridge include American International College, Amherst College and Anna Maria College.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,506
Male Share of the Population45.5%
Female Share of the Population54.5%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+1,328
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48.3%
Median Earnings25+$57,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$43,839

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,679
% Above Poverty Level99.3%
% Below Poverty Level0.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone8.4%
Median Gross Rent$1,255
Median House Value$268,700

Ancestry

Irish26.8%
Italian24.1%
French Except Basque22.3%
English15.2%
Polish8.4%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8%
Scottish7%
Canadian4.7%
Dutch3.9%
Greek3.8%
Lebanese3%
Arab3%
German1.8%
Romanian0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Portuguese0.4%
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Sturbridge Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1566, 1518
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.09
Approximate Longitude-72.06

Sturbridge Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAST BRIMFIELD LAKE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp12 to 33 F
Apr Temp33 to 57 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp37 to 61 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches
StationWEST THOMPSON LAKE
Distance14.3 miles
Jan Temp13 to 35 F
Apr Temp33 to 58 F
Jul Temp58 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 62 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brimfield3,718$95,161
Brookfield675$63,281
Charlton13,292$103,659
Dudley11,608$84,274
Holland1,380$73,393

Sturbridge Public Libraries

Joshua Hyde Public Library
306 MAIN STREET
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
(508) 347-2512

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Sturbridge Public Schools

Burgess Elementary
45 Burgess School Rd
(508) 347-7041
Primary
Total Enrollment 953
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