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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.

People

Total Population 8,120
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 4,019
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 15.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $82,813
% Above Poverty Level 89.6%
% Below Poverty Level 10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 2.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.7%
Median Gross Rent $932
Median House Value $206,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
US/American 0.5%
English 12.2%
Irish 17.5%

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

Templeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 53 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester
Standard Zip Codes 01468
Phone Area Codes 978
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.555
Longitude -72.068

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)

Station BIRCH HILL DAM
Distance 5.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 32 F
Apr Temp 30 to 56 F
Jul Temp 55 to 81 F
Oct Temp 32 to 60 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station PETERBORO 2 S
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station VERNON
Distance 27.1 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 32 F
Apr Temp 34 to 57 F
Jul Temp 59 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Athol 8,427 $54,615
Gardner 20,306 $55,949
Hubbardston 4,474 $94,485
Petersham 252 $88,750
Phillipston 1,731 $81,198
Westminster 7,414 $98,008

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

Templeton Public Libraries

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

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