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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,594
Male Share of the Population49.2%
Female Share of the Population50.8%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+8,522
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married70.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher78.6%
Median Earnings25+$91,654
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$33,400

Wealth

Median Family Income$176,920
% Above Poverty Level98.1%
% Below Poverty Level1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home10.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone10.7%
Median Gross Rent$788
Median House Value$650,200

Ancestry

Irish22.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
English15.8%
Italian12.6%
German11.4%
French Except Basque4.6%
Russian4%
Polish3.7%
Scottish3.4%
Canadian2.8%
Greek2.2%
Swedish1.8%
Portuguese1.3%
Lithuanian1.2%
Norwegian0.9%
US/American0.9%
Dutch0.9%
Swiss0.8%
Welsh0.8%
Hungarian0.6%
Austrian0.6%
Lebanese0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Arab0.5%
Danishn0.4%
Ukrainian0.4%
Guyanese0.3%
Finnish0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Australian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Cypriot0.1%
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Sudbury Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1776
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.36
Approximate Longitude-71.4

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)

StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance7.7 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
Distance9.2 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
StationREADING
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Concord19,432$158,247
Lincoln6,651$142,661
Maynard10,526$115,525
Stow7,027$158,807
Wayland13,544$191,134
Weston11,946$235,766

Sudbury Public Libraries

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

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Sudbury Public Schools

Lincoln-sudbury Regional High
390 Lincoln Rd
ZIP: 1776
(978) 443-9961
High
Total Enrollment 1617
Peter Noyes
280 Old Sudbury Road
ZIP: 1776
(978) 443-1085
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
General John Nixon Elementary
472 Concord Road
ZIP: 1776
(978) 443-1080
Primary
Total Enrollment 384
Josiah Haynes
169 Haynes Road
ZIP: 1776
(978) 443-1093
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Israel Loring School
80 Woodside Road
ZIP: 1776
(978) 579-0870
Primary
Total Enrollment 466
Ephraim Curtis Middle
22 Pratts Mill Road
ZIP: 1776
(978) 443-1071
Middle
Total Enrollment 1010

Sudbury Private Schools

Willow Hill School
98 Haynes Rd
ZIP: 1776
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 60
Apple Valley Montessori School
142 North Rd
ZIP: 1776
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Corwin-russell School At Broccoli Hall
142 North Rd
ZIP: 1776
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 56
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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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