Overview

Introduction to Winchendon, Massachusetts

Winchendon, Massachusetts, in Worcester county, is 29 miles W of Nashua, New Hampshire (center to center) and 55 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.

Winchendon History

A small town in north-central Massachusetts, Winchendon was originally home to the Pennacook Indians, and later inhabited by the Nipmuck tribe. Popularly referred to as Toy Town, Winchendon was an early producer of shingles and woodworking machinery.

Winchendon and Nearby Attractions

  • Lake Dennison Recreation Area
  • Erving State Forest
  • Salisbury Mansion
  • Shirley Historical Society Museum
  • Whitney House Museum

Things To Do In Winchendon

The richly documented Salisbury Mansion is an important historical site. The Shirley Historical Society Museum displays many artifacts related to the history of Winchendon. The Erving State Forest, offers recreational activities such as camping, hiking and mountain biking. Lake Dennison Recreation Area offers a beach that is ideal for swimming. Archival documents, photographs, and other interesting artifacts are housed at the Whitney House Museum.

Winchendon Transportation

Manchester-Boston Regional Airport is a major airport nearby.

Winchendon Higher Education

Mount Wachusett Community College, Fitchburg State College, and Keene State College are colleges located nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population3,662
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens19.6%
Employed Population 16+1,815
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married40.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher32.4%
Median Earnings25+$37,313
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,337

Wealth

Median Family Income$67,500
% Above Poverty Level82.3%
% Below Poverty Level17.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home3.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.8%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone33.8%
Median Gross Rent$666
Median House Value$177,300

Ancestry

French Except Basque17.2%
Irish15.9%
English13.1%
Canadian9.3%
German6.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.8%
Scottish5.2%
Italian5.1%
Polish3.9%
Finnish3.8%
Albanian1.2%
Lithuanian0.7%
Russian0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
US/American0.5%
African0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Ghanaian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Arab0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Austrian0.4%
West Indian0.3%
Jamaican0.3%
Turkish0.1%
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Winchendon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes01475
Phone Area Codes978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.68
Approximate Longitude-72.04

Winchendon Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBIRCH HILL DAM
Distance5.2 miles
Jan Temp8 to 32 F
Apr Temp30 to 56 F
Jul Temp55 to 81 F
Oct Temp32 to 60 F
Annual Precip45.1 inches
StationPETERBORO 2 S
Distance12.3 miles
Jan Temp9 to 30 F
Apr Temp32 to 54 F
Jul Temp56 to 79 F
Oct Temp35 to 58 F
Annual Precip44.6 inches
StationVERNON
Distance24.6 miles
Jan Temp11 to 32 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Athol8,412$61,845
Gardner20,555$61,914

Winchendon Public Libraries

Beals Memorial Library
50 PLEASANT ST.
Winchendon, Massachusetts
(978) 297-0300

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Winchendon Public Schools

Memorial
32 Elmwood Rd
ZIP: 1475
(978) 297-1305
Primary
Total Enrollment 299
Murdock High School
3 Memorial Drive
ZIP: 1475
(978) 297-1256
High
Total Enrollment 330
Murdock Middle School
3 Memorial Drive
ZIP: 1475
(978) 297-1256
Middle
Total Enrollment 353
Toy Town Elementary
175 Grove Street
ZIP: 1475
(978) 297-2005
Primary
Total Enrollment 278
Winchendon Preschool Program
32 Elmwood Rd
ZIP: 1475
(978) 297-3436
Primary
Total Enrollment 85
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