Overview

Introduction to Webster, Massachusetts

Webster, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 15 miles S of Worcester, Massachusetts and 47 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Webster History

The area that is now known as Webster was originally formed from parts of the towns of Oxford, Dudley and some unincorporated areas. Samuel Slater, a famous manufacturer, founded this town and named it after his friend, Daniel Webster. The town was first settled in 1713 and got incorporated in March 1832.

Webster and nearby Attractions

  • Lake Chaubunagungamaug
  • Indian Ranch Recreation
  • Main Street Historic District
  • Colonial Park
  • Douglas State Forest
  • Freemans Brook

Things To Do In Webster

The town is famous for Lake Chaubunagungamaug which is spread over a huge area of 1442 acres. The popular activities include swimming, fishing and boating. The lake also has popular white sandy beaches which make for excellent picnic areas.

Webster Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest destination for air transportation.

Webster Higher Education

The College of the Holy Cross is the local institution where higher studies can be pursued.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,769
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens15.8%
Employed Population 16+5,616
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married37.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.6%
Median Earnings25+$38,230
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,769
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,969

Wealth

Median Family Income$60,517
% Above Poverty Level88.2%
% Below Poverty Level11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone30.3%
Median Gross Rent$879
Median House Value$187,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.2%
French Except Basque20.2%
Irish17.9%
Polish15.4%
Italian10.6%
English7%
Canadian6.3%
Swedish3.4%
German2.7%
Greek2%
Portuguese1.4%
Scottish1.4%
Brazilian0.8%
Lithuanian0.7%
African0.6%
Slovak0.6%
Dutch0.5%
Albanian0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Russian0.4%
Barbadian0.4%
Finnish0.4%
South African0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Webster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01570
Phone Area Codes5,08,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.04
Approximate Longitude-71.87

Webster 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
Distance4.7 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
Distance7 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
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance15.8 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Oxford5,662$83,625

Webster Public Libraries

Chester C. Corbin Public Library
2 LAKE ST.
Webster, Massachusetts
(508) 949-3880

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Webster Public Schools

Bartlett Jr Sr High School
52 Lake Parkway
ZIP: 1570
(508) 943-8552
High
Total Enrollment 758
Park Avenue Elementary
58 Park Avenue
ZIP: 1570
(508) 943-4554
Primary
Total Enrollment 510
Webster Middle School
75 Poland Street
ZIP: 1570
(508) 943-1922
Primary
Total Enrollment 604

Webster Private Schools

St Anne Elementary School
12 Day St
ZIP: 1570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
St Joseph School
47 Whitcomb St
ZIP: 1570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 97
St Louis Elementary School
48 Negus St
ZIP: 1570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
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