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.



Total Population4,158
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens11.4%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population44


% of people married55.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher52.8%
Median Earnings25+$0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0


Median Family Income$114,063
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home5.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation3.3%


People Living Alone32.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,104
Median House Value$346,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)23.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westborough Almanac

Nearest Medium City 9 miles E of Worcester, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City29 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1581
Company Zip Codes1580, 1582
Phone Area Codes508, 774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Westborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

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
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
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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Westborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Emc (1580)

Westboro (1580, 1581, 1582)

National Grid Co (1582)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Westborough Public Libraries

Westborough Public Library
55 WEST MAIN ST. WESTBOROUGH, MA 01581 (42.26758, -71.615045)
Westborough, Massachusetts
(508) 366-3050

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Westborough Public Schools

Central Area
167169 Lyman St
(508) 792-7498
Mill Pond School
6 Olde Hickory Path
(508) 836-7780
Total Enrollment 811
J Harding Armstrong
50 West St
(508) 836-7760
Total Enrollment 404
Elsie A Hastings Elementary
111 East Main St
(508) 836-7750
Total Enrollment 422
Annie E Fales
50 Eli Whitney St
(508) 836-7770
Total Enrollment 293
Westborough High
90 West Main St
(508) 836-7720
Total Enrollment 1065
Sarah W Gibbons Middle
20 Fisher St
(508) 836-7740
Total Enrollment 505

Westborough Private Schools

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