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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,208
Male Share of the Population48.8%
Female Share of the Population51.2%
Senior Citizens12.8%
Employed Population 16+5,025
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher44.9%
Median Earnings25+$56,627
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,846

Wealth

Median Family Income$113,060
% Above Poverty Level98%
% Below Poverty Level2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.6%
Median Gross Rent$789
Median House Value$355,700

Ancestry

Irish26.2%
French Except Basque16.6%
Italian14.7%
English13.5%
Canadian10.5%
Polish7.6%
German5.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5%
Swedish4.2%
Lithuanian2.4%
Dutch1.7%
Scottish1.7%
Portuguese1.3%
Greek1.2%
Norwegian1.1%
US/American1%
Lebanese0.9%
Arab0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Haitian0.7%
Welsh0.4%
Russian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Estonian0.2%
African0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
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Sutton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1590
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.15
Approximate Longitude-71.76

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)

StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance7.4 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
Distance15.5 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance20 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Auburn16,393$90,471
Douglas8,665$93,965
Grafton18,330$125,071
Millbury13,431$88,622
Northbridge16,381$88,898
Oxford5,927$80,766

Sutton Public Libraries

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

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Sutton Public Schools

Sutton Early Learning
383 Boston Road
ZIP: 1590
(508) 581-1610
Primary
Total Enrollment 334
Sutton High School
409 Boston Road
ZIP: 1590
(508) 581-1640
High
Total Enrollment 431
Sutton Elementary
383 Boston Road
ZIP: 1590
(508) 581-1620
Primary
Total Enrollment 368
Sutton Middle School
409 Boston Road
ZIP: 1590
(508) 581-1630
Middle
Total Enrollment 393
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