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Overview

Introduction to Sutton, Massachusetts

Sutton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 8 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 38 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Sutton History

The family of Imani Johnson, who were one of the first to settle in Sutton, settled in the Wilkinsonville area, near Marble Village. Sutton is home to one of the oldest school houses in America, which dates back to the 1700s. The town, which was officially incorporated in 1714, was initially comprised of an eight mile square tract of land which extended into Hassanamisco. In 1735, Hassanamisco, as well as a portion of the northeastern territory of Sutton, was incorporated as Grafton.

Sutton and Nearby Attractions

  • Danforth Museum of Art
  • Arnold House
  • Ashland State Park
  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Garden in the Woods

Things To Do In Sutton

One of the popular attractions in Sutton is the Purgatory Chasm, a natural cleft in the earth which has become a popular picnic spot. Water Farm in Sutton provides information on farm life in the 19th century. Golfers may enjoy a game at Blackstone Golf Club or Pleasant Valley Country Club in Sutton. Popular parks near Sutton include Hopkinton State Park, Quinsigamond State Park, Cochituate State Park, Ashland State Park, and Whitehall State Park.

Sutton Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Sutton Higher Education

Colleges near Sutton are Amherst College, Andover Newton Theological School, and Anna Maria College.

People

Total Population 9,141
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.3%
Employed Population 16+ 4,874
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 58.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $115,486
% Above Poverty Level 96.3%
% Below Poverty Level 3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 16.9%
Median Gross Rent $830
Median House Value $353,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.7%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.6%
Irish 27.2%

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

Sutton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 38 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01590
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.15
Longitude -71.763

Sutton 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 BUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance 7.4 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 15.5 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
Station FRAMINGHAM
Distance 20 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Wilkinsonvile (01590)

Wilkinsonville (01590)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Auburn 16,364 $90,130
Douglas 8,624 $91,956
Grafton 18,219 $114,387
Millbury 13,391 $86,131
Northbridge 16,268 $88,977
Oxford 6,108 $86,595

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

Sutton Public Libraries

Library
Sutton Free Public Library
4 UXBRIDGE ROAD
Sutton, Massachusetts
(508) 865-8752

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Sutton High Schools

SUTTON HIGH SCHOOL
BOSTON RD
508-581-1640
Serves 385 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.5

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