Overview

Introduction to Upton, Massachusetts

Upton, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 11 miles SE of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Upton History

Upton was originally inhabited by the Nipmuc Indians, and the first white settler arrived in 1728. The town, which was incorporated in 1735, was named for a village in England. It is the birth place of Judge Henry Chapin, the three term mayor of the City of Worcester who was born on May 13, 1811. The town is located in Worcester County, which was founded on April 2, 1731.

Upton and Nearby Attractions

  • Upton State Forest
  • Southwick's Zoo
  • Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park
  • Willard House and Clock Museum
  • Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides
  • Purgatory Chasm State Reservation

Things To Do In Upton

While in Upton, a day trip can be planned to the Purgatory Chasm State Reservation, which has a scenic picnic area and hiking trails. The town is home to the Upton State Forest. The Southwick's Zoo and Breezy Picnic Grounds Waterslides are also close by. Nearby museums are the Smith - Appleby House Museum, the Hudson Historical Society Museum, the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, the Worcester Historical Museum and Library, and the Ralph Waldo Emerson Memorial House. Boating, fishing, and swimming can be enjoyed at Warren Brook.

Upton Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

Upton Higher Education

College of the Holy Cross, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Becker College, Assumption College, and Clark University are located near Upton.

Demographics

People

Total Population2,529
Male Share of the Population57.1%
Female Share of the Population42.9%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+1,234
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married65%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher79.5%
Median Earnings25+$62,943
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,406

Wealth

Median Family Income$110,733
% Above Poverty Level96.3%
% Below Poverty Level3.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time40 minutes
% Working from Home7.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation2.1%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$782
Median House Value$337,200

Ancestry

Italian24.3%
Irish19.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
English12.6%
French Except Basque8.4%
Canadian4.8%
Scottish4.7%
Polish4.3%
German4.1%
Swedish2.5%
Portuguese2%
Lithuanian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Finnish0.8%
Greek0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Haitian0.1%
Albanian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
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Upton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01568
Phone Area Codes5,08,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.17
Approximate Longitude-71.61

Upton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationBUFFUMVILLE LAKE
Distance15.8 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
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance18.1 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hopedale3,488$116,548
Hopkinton2,844$133,417
Milford25,656$96,163

Upton Public Libraries

Upton Town Library
2 MAIN STREET
Upton, Massachusetts
(508) 529-6272

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Upton Public Schools

Blackstone Valley
65 Pleasant Street
ZIP: 1568
(508) 529-7758
High
Total Enrollment 1185
Memorial School
69 Main Street
ZIP: 1568
(508) 529-1082
Primary
Total Enrollment 452
Nipmuc Regional High
90 Pleasant Street
ZIP: 1568
(508) 529-2130
High
Total Enrollment 627
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