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Overview

Introduction to West Boylston, Massachusetts

West Boylston, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 8 miles N of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center) and 37 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts.

West Boylston History

West Boylston, which was originally part of the towns of Boylston, Lancaster, Sterling, Shrewsbury, and Holden, was officially incorporated in 1808. It became a prosperous community in the 1800s with several textile and other industries. The Wachusett Reservoir, which was established in 1905 to provide water for Boston, was first filled in May 1908. The town is located in Worcester County, which was founded on April 2, 1731.

West Boylston and Nearby Attractions

  • Tower Hill Botanic Garden
  • Higgins Armory Museum
  • Wachusett Mountain Ski Area
  • Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge
  • Coes Pond Beach

Things To Do In West Boylston

West Boylston offers a variety of recreational opportunities. People may visit museums nearby, including Gardner Heritage State Park, Willard House and Clock Museum, Old Sturbridge Village, and Danforth Museum of Art. Fishing, boating, and swimming can be enjoyed at the Stillwater River, Scarletts Brook, West Boylston Brook, and Quinapoxet River. Parks such as Leominster State Forest, Ashland State Park, and Wachusett Mountain State Reservation offer opportunities for outdoor recreation.

West Boylston Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is nearby.

West Boylston Higher Education

The closest colleges to West Boylston include Quinsigamond Community College, Framingham State College, Worcester State College, and Atlantic Union College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,844
Male Share of the Population62.4%
Female Share of the Population37.6%
Senior Citizens16.9%
Employed Population 16+2,687
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.1%
Median Earnings25+$40,294
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,988

Wealth

Median Family Income$92,083
% Above Poverty Level92.4%
% Below Poverty Level7.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone25.7%
Median Gross Rent$853
Median House Value$267,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)18%
Irish17.4%
Italian12.9%
French Except Basque10%
English9%
Canadian5.4%
Polish3.6%
German3.6%
Swedish3.6%
Scottish2.3%
Arab1.5%
Greek1.5%
African1.5%
Lithuanian1.4%
Syrian1.1%
Norwegian0.9%
Finnish0.9%
West Indian0.8%
Russian0.7%
Portuguese0.7%
Albanian0.7%
Ethiopian0.5%
Jamaican0.4%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Lebanese0.4%
Danishn0.4%
US/American0.4%
Ukrainian0.3%
Barbadian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Kenyan0.2%
Turkish0.2%
Bermudan0.2%
Dutch0.1%
Czech0.1%
Estonian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
South African0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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West Boylston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1583
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.36
Approximate Longitude-71.78

West Boylston Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCLINTON
Distance5.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 33 F
Apr Temp37 to 55 F
Jul Temp63 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationWORCESTER RGNL AP
Distance9.2 miles
Jan Temp16 to 31 F
Apr Temp36 to 54 F
Jul Temp61 to 79 F
Oct Temp41 to 58 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationBARRE FALLS DAM
Distance13.2 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp32 to 55 F
Jul Temp55 to 80 F
Oct Temp34 to 59 F
Annual Precip45.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Boylston4,480$111,622
Clinton7,232$66,071
Holden18,300$114,561
Princeton3,451$133,967
Shrewsbury36,494$116,978
Sterling7,954$131,713

West Boylston Public Libraries

Beaman Memorial Public Library
8 NEWTON ST.
West Boylston, Massachusetts
(508) 835-3711

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West Boylston Public Schools

West Boylston Junior/senior High
125 Crescent Street
ZIP: 1583
(508) 835-4475
Other
Total Enrollment 493
Major Edwards Elementary
70 Crescent Street
ZIP: 1583
(508) 835-4461
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
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