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Overview

Introduction to Sudbury, Massachusetts

Sudbury, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 8 miles N of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center) and 18 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Sudbury History

In 1638, Sudbury was first settled in. In 1639, it was incorporated as a town. The Wayside Inn is one of the noted historical landmarks of the town as is the country's oldest operating inn. This inn originally belonged to the Howe family. Later on, Henry Ford owned it, between 1923 and 1940. He expanded the property, which includes the Old Grist Mill, a boy’s school, Redstone Schoolhouse and the Martha-Mary Chapel. During the post-war period, there was a rapid growth of industry and population in Sudbury. It also included a number of greenhouse operations and was one of the major carnation growing towns.

Sudbury and nearby Attractions

  • Martha Mary Chapel
  • Minute Man National Historical Park
  • Olive Garden
  • First Parish of Sudbury

Things To Do In Sudbury

There are many historical sites and churches in Sudbury. The town also includes shopping centers, theaters and restaurants as well as a number of sports facilities. Each June, the town of Sudbury organizes the RiverFest.

Sudbury Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Sudbury Higher Education

Framingham State College is close to the town.

People

Total Population 18,397
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.8%
Employed Population 16+ 8,568
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 71.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 78.7%
Median Earnings25+ $91,416
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,972

Wealth

Median Family Income $176,948
% Above Poverty Level 98.4%
% Below Poverty Level 1.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 11.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 3.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 10.8%
Median Gross Rent $569
Median House Value $640,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17.2%
US/American 0.7%
English 14.8%
Irish 22.1%

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

Sudbury Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles N of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 18 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Middlesex
Standard Zip Codes 01776
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.394
Longitude -71.416

Sudbury 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 7.7 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 BEDFORD
Distance 9.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Station READING
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Sudbury (01776)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Concord 19,271 $156,596
Lincoln 7,270 $136,684
Maynard 10,459 $114,350
Stow 6,957 $153,763
Wayland 13,432 $184,290
Weston 11,850 $245,197

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

Sudbury Public Libraries

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Goodnow Public Library
21 CONCORD ROAD
Sudbury, Massachusetts
(978) 443-1035
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Sudbury High Schools

LINCOLN-SUDBURY REG HIGH
390 LINCOLN RD
978-443-9961
Serves 1,410 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.3

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Historic Sudbury

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Grist mill Longfellow's Wayside Inn between 1900 and 1920

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Grist mill Longfellow's Wayside Inn between 1900 and 1920

Longfellow's Wayside Inn between 1900 and 1920

Lower hall Longfellow's Wayside Inn between 1900 and 1920

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