Overview

Introduction to Woburn, Massachusetts

Woburn, Massachusetts, in Middlesex county, is 4 miles NW of Medford, Massachusetts and 9 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The city is in the Boston area.

Woburn History

In 1640, Woburn was settled in for the first time near Horn Pond. It grew gradually and was later incorporated as a city in 1642. It was named after Woburn, Bedfordshire in England. In 1803, the Middlesex Canal was opened and in 1835, the Boston and Lowell Railroad started operating through Woburn.

Woburn and nearby Attractions

  • Baldwin House
  • Benjamin Thompson House
  • 1790 House
  • Boston Harbor Islands Park

Things To Do In Woburn

Woburn offers a number of historic sites where you can enjoy a day trip with your family and friends. In addition, the city offers a number of parks, golf courses, tennis courts and shopping areas. Apart from these, the Woburn Recreation Department also organizes several events and sports programs throughout the year.

Woburn Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport is the closest major airport to Woburn.

Woburn Higher Education

Tufts University is only a few minutes drive away.

Demographics

People

Total Population39,500
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens16.1%
Employed Population 16+21,902
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married48.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher41.4%
Median Earnings25+$50,116
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$24,982
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,995

Wealth

Median Family Income$99,651
% Above Poverty Level94%
% Below Poverty Level6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation4.9%

Housing

People Living Alone26.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,451
Median House Value$394,900

Ancestry

Irish26.6%
Italian18.6%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.5%
English9.6%
German4.6%
Portuguese4.1%
French Except Basque4%
Brazilian3.6%
Canadian2.9%
African2.7%
Swedish2.7%
Polish2.1%
Scottish1.9%
Ugandan1.7%
West Indian1.4%
Arab1.2%
Haitian1.1%
Greek1%
Welsh1%
Bulgarian0.9%
US/American0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Russian0.5%
Kenyan0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Syrian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Ghanaian0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
Palestinian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Barbadian0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Jordanian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Woburn Almanac

CategoryValue
County Middlesex County
Standard Zip Codes1801
P.O. Box Zip Codes1888
Company Zip Codes1815, 1807, 1813
Phone Area Codes339, 61, 77, 81, 978
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.48
Approximate Longitude-71.15

Woburn Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationREADING
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp16 to 35 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 83 F
Oct Temp39 to 62 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationMIDDLETON
Distance10.9 miles
Jan Temp17 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 64 F
Annual Precip45.3 inches
StationLOWELL
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp14 to 33 F
Apr Temp35 to 58 F
Jul Temp60 to 85 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip43.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arlington44,992$139,063
Burlington26,103$119,987
Lexington33,339$194,125
Reading25,769$142,736
Stoneham21,967$117,166
Winchester22,579$189,271

Woburn Public Libraries

Woburn Public Library
45 PLEASANT ST.
Woburn, Massachusetts
(781) 933-0148

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Woburn Public Schools

Clyde Reeves
240 Lexington Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8240
Primary
Total Enrollment 512
Daniel L Joyce Middle School
55 Locust Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8233
Middle
Total Enrollment 528
Daniel P Hurld
69 Bedford Road
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8238
Primary
Total Enrollment 217
Goodyear Elementary School
41 Central Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8237
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
John F Kennedy Middle School
33 Middle Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8230
Middle
Total Enrollment 527
Linscott-rumford
86 Elm Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8239
Primary
Total Enrollment 213
Malcolm White
36 Bow Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8242
Primary
Total Enrollment 336
Mary D Altavesta
990 Main Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8235
Primary
Total Enrollment 235
Shamrock
60 Green Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8241
Primary
Total Enrollment 350
Woburn High
88 Montvale Avenue
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8210
High
Total Enrollment 1332
Wyman
677 Main Street
ZIP: 1801
(781) 937-8243
Primary
Total Enrollment 189

Woburn Private Schools

St Charles Elementary School
8 Myrtle St
ZIP: 1801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 198
The May Center For Child Development-woburn
10r Commerce Way
ZIP: 1801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 50
Woburn Montessori School
8 Summer St
ZIP: 1801
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
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