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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 Population3,400
Male Share of the Population53.5%
Female Share of the Population46.5%
Senior Citizens20.2%
Employed Population 16+1,530
Age of the Population48

Families

% of people married39.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$32,392
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,371
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,917

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,063
% Above Poverty Level83.5%
% Below Poverty Level16.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.1%
Median Gross Rent$728
Median House Value$160,100

Ancestry

French Except Basque29%
English18.2%
Irish15.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.8%
Italian11.5%
Canadian9.9%
German6.9%
Scottish4%
Polish2.4%
Lithuanian2.3%
Finnish2%
West Indian1.8%
Jamaican1.8%
Albanian1.2%
Welsh1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Russian0.9%
Greek0.7%
Portuguese0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Ghanaian0.3%
African0.3%
Austrian0.2%
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Winchendon Almanac

CategoryValue
County Worcester County
Standard Zip Codes1475
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
Ashburnham6,171$105,106
Athol8,428$55,446
Gardner20,334$59,007
Phillipston1,618$79,338
Royalston1,356$77,625
Templeton8,131$89,046

Winchendon Public Libraries

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

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Winchendon Public Schools

Murdock Middle/high
3 Memorial Dr
(978) 297-1256
Other
Total Enrollment 714
Memorial
32 Elmwood Rd
(978) 297-1305
Primary
Total Enrollment 302
Toy Town Elementary
175 Grove St
(978) 297-2005
Primary
Total Enrollment 379
Winchendon Preschool Program
32 Elmwood Rd
(978) 297-3436
Primary
Total Enrollment 84
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