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Overview

Introduction to Westborough, Massachusetts

Westborough, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 9 miles E of Worcester, Massachusetts and 29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Worcester metropolitan area.

Westborough History

John Oldham, an English explorer arrived in this region in 1633. He was soon followed by settlers who were looking for fertile farmlands. The area had a few permanent families by 1675. It was incorporated as a town in November 1717. Westborough is also the birth place of Eli Whitney Jr., who invented the cotton gin and played a major role in the industrial progression of the nation.

Westborough and nearby Attractions

  • Assabet Reservoir
  • Westborough Country Club
  • Lake Chauncy
  • Westborough Charm Bracelet
  • Fay Mountain

Things To Do In Westborough

The town is host to a number of festivals throughout the year. These festivals provide opportunities to learn more about the local customs and traditions. Westborough has been endowed with great natural beauty. Lake Chauncy is a popular spot for boating, fishing and swimming. The area also has some excellent hiking trails.

Westborough Transportation

Worcester Regional Airport is available for air transportation.

Westborough Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Quinsigamond Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,013
Male Share of the Population46.4%
Female Share of the Population53.6%
Senior Citizens13.1%
Employed Population 16+2,247
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married54.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher54.2%
Median Earnings25+$53,077
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$34,358

Wealth

Median Family Income$116,413
% Above Poverty Level94.1%
% Below Poverty Level5.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time28 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone34.6%
Median Gross Rent$1,152
Median House Value$369,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.4%
Irish21.3%
English13%
Italian11.4%
Canadian4.8%
French Except Basque4.5%
Scottish3.8%
Polish3.5%
Portuguese2.6%
Swedish2.6%
US/American1.9%
Dutch1.5%
Brazilian1.4%
Albanian1.2%
Russian1.2%
Finnish1%
Turkish0.8%
Greek0.7%
Ukrainian0.6%
Norwegian0.5%
Guyanese0.4%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
German0.2%
Hungarian0.1%
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Westborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1581
Company Zip Codes1580, 1582
Phone Area Codes508, 774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.26
Approximate Longitude-71.61

Westborough 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
Distance9.7 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
StationFRAMINGHAM
Distance10.3 miles
Jan Temp16 to 36 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance13.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Hopkinton2,936$119,773
Marlborough39,771$91,036
Northborough6,316$119,886

Westborough Public Libraries

Westborough Public Library
55 WEST MAIN ST.
Westborough, Massachusetts
(508) 366-3050

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Westborough Public Schools

Annie E Fales
50 Eli Whitney Street
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7770
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Central Area
167-169 Lyman Street, C/o Hadley Building-3rd Floor
ZIP: 1581
(508) 792-7498
Elsie A Hastings Elementary
111 East Main Street
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7750
Primary
Total Enrollment 460
J Harding Armstrong
18 Fisher Street
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7760
Primary
Total Enrollment 389
Mill Pond School
6 Olde Hickory Path
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7780
Middle
Total Enrollment 855
Sarah W Gibbons Middle
20 Fisher Street
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7740
Middle
Total Enrollment 553
West Area
167 - 169 Lyman Street, C/o Hadley Building - 3rd Floo
ZIP: 1581
(508) 366-0596
Westborough High
90 West Main Street
ZIP: 1581
(508) 836-7720
High
Total Enrollment 1045

Westborough Private Schools

Ebridge Montessori School
57 E Main St Ste 101
ZIP: 1581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 30
Miss Tanyas Woodland School
7 Washington St
ZIP: 1581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Next Generation Children's Center
4600 Computer Dr
ZIP: 1581
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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