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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 Population12,122
Male Share of the Population45.7%
Female Share of the Population54.3%
Senior Citizens15.1%
Employed Population 16+5,523
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married38.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18%
Median Earnings25+$34,069
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,847
Median Earnings With High School Degree$31,265

Wealth

Median Family Income$53,849
% Above Poverty Level83.2%
% Below Poverty Level16.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home6.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work6%
% Using Public Transportation0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone28.3%
Median Gross Rent$809
Median House Value$182,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)25.6%
French Except Basque18.2%
Irish15.8%
Polish15.6%
Italian9.3%
English6.4%
Canadian5.5%
German4.5%
Swedish2.8%
Portuguese2.2%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1.3%
Greek1.2%
Slovak1%
Lithuanian0.8%
African0.8%
Dutch0.5%
Finnish0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Ghanaian0.3%
Albanian0.3%
West Indian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Macedonian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
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Webster Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1570
Phone Area Codes508,774
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
Charlton13,292$103,659
Douglas8,665$93,965
Dudley11,608$84,274
Oxford5,927$80,766
Sutton9,208$113,060

Webster Public Libraries

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

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Webster Public Schools

Webster Middle School
75 Poland Street
ZIP: 1570
(508) 943-1922
Primary
Total Enrollment 604
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 Private Schools

St Louis Elementary School
48 Negus St
ZIP: 1570
Elementary
Total Enrollment 209
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
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