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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 Population2,998
Male Share of the Population54.8%
Female Share of the Population45.2%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+1,545
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married51.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher42.1%
Median Earnings25+$59,410
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,330

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,350
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation4.3%

Housing

People Living Alone24.8%
Median Gross Rent$945
Median House Value$328,200

Ancestry

Italian27.5%
Irish23.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.9%
English12.8%
French Except Basque8.7%
German6.6%
Polish6.2%
Scottish5.7%
Swedish4.4%
Canadian3.5%
Norwegian3.5%
Portuguese1.9%
Lithuanian1.5%
Welsh1.2%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.6%
Finnish0.5%
Greek0.5%
Arab0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
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Upton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1568
Phone Area Codes508,774
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
Grafton18,330$125,071
Hopedale3,812$113,304
Hopkinton2,794$118,375
Mendon5,963$131,473
Milford25,701$86,944
Northbridge16,381$88,898

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 St
(508) 529-7758
High
Total Enrollment 1147
Nipmuc Regional High
90 Pleasant St
(508) 529-2130
High
Total Enrollment 732
Memorial School
69 Main St
(508) 529-1082
Primary
Total Enrollment 508
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