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Overview

Introduction to Templeton, Massachusetts

Templeton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 24 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts and 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

Templeton History

Templeton was officially incorporated in 1762. Its earliest settlements were established in 1751. The city was named in honor of Sir John Temple, who was a part of the British Privy Council in 1751. The Worcester County Government was first established in 1731. However, Worcester County currently only exists in name, as there have been no county functions since July 1, 1998.

Templeton and nearby Attractions

  • Gardner Museum
  • Salisbury Mansion
  • Erving State Forest
  • Fanellis Mark Traveling Theme Park
  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area

Things To Do In Templeton

Nearby museums include the Gardner Museum, Fisher Museum and the Fitchburg Art Museum. Swimming, boating and canoeing can be enjoyed at Wyman’s Beach, Lake Dennison and on the Otter River.

Templeton Transportation

Air transportation is available from Worcester Regional Airport.

Templeton Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, Worcester State College and Quinsigamond Community College, among others.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,131
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens17.3%
Employed Population 16+4,413
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married56.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.6%
Median Earnings25+$41,330
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,898
Median Earnings With High School Degree$39,115

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,046
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$963
Median House Value$199,200

Ancestry

French Except Basque23.1%
Irish15%
English14.3%
Polish11.2%
Canadian9.8%
Italian8.2%
German7.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.3%
Swedish3.3%
Scottish2.9%
Finnish2.7%
Russian1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Hungarian0.5%
Portuguese0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Austrian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
US/American0.1%
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Templeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1468
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.55
Approximate Longitude-72.06

Templeton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance5.9 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance21.2 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationVERNON
Distance27.1 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athol8,428$55,446
Gardner20,334$59,007
Hubbardston4,537$94,512
Petersham220$102,000
Phillipston1,618$79,338
Westminster7,480$106,273

Templeton Public Libraries

Boynton Public Library
27 BOYNTON ROAD
Templeton, Massachusetts
(978) 939-5582

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Templeton Public Schools

Templeton Center
17 South Rd
(978) 939-8892
Primary
Total Enrollment 103
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