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Population (year 2000): 7,837. Estimated population in July 2005: 8,860 (+13.1% change)
Males: 3,857 (49.2%), Females: 3,980 (50.8%)

Median resident age: 39.3 years
Median household income: $56,519 (year 2000)
Median house value: $145,000 (year 2000)

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Races in Sturbridge:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.3%)
  • Hispanic (1.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Asian Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: Irish (22.2%), French (17.5%), English (16.2%), Italian (14.2%), French Canadian (11.0%), Polish (11.0%).

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Elevation: 619 feet

Land area: 5.3 square miles

Sturbridge,

For population 25 years and over in Sturbridge

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.1%
  • Unemployed: 2.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Sturbridge town

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 64.9%
  • Separated: 2.2%
  • Widowed: 5.0%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

3.5% Foreign born (1.9% Europe, 0.9% North America, 0.5% Asia).




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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: MA Worcester, (21.4 miles pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: MA Boston, (68.7 miles pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: York, NY New (159.7 miles pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: MA Sturbridge, (0.0 miles MA Southbridge, (2.2 miles MA (3.5 miles Fiskdale, MA Charlton, (6.9 miles MA Holland, (7.2 miles MA (8.5 miles Brookfield,


Single-family new house construction building permits:
  • 1996: 27 buildings, average cost: $106,400
  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $106,300
  • 1998: 25 buildings, average cost: $101,000
  • 1999: 27 buildings, average cost: $112,500
  • 2000: 72 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2001: 62 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2002: 102 buildings, average cost: $132,900
  • 2003: 125 buildings, average cost: $144,500
  • 2004: 98 buildings, average cost: $172,000
  • 2005: 78 buildings, average cost: $163,700

Latitude: 42.10 N, Longitude: 72.06 W

Area codes: 508, 774

Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (20.5%), Manufacturing (16.3%), Retail trade (12.2%).


 

Crime in Sturbridge by Year

Type 2001 2002 2003 2004
Murders 0 0 0 0
    per 100,000 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Rapes 3 5 3 2
    per 100,000 38.3 63.8 38.3 25.5
Robberies 2 2 0 1
    per 100,000 25.5 25.5 0.0 12.8
Assaults 37 30 12 15
    per 100,000 472.1 382.8 153.1 191.4
Burglaries 53 38 34 24
    per 100,000 676.3 484.9 433.8 306.2
Thefts 184 215 142 176
    per 100,000 2347.8 2743.4 1811.9 2245.8
Auto thefts 15 16 10 9
    per 100,000 191.4 204.2 127.6 114.8
274.0 269.7 159.0 172.8


Average climate in Sturbridge, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Sturbridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 5% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.7 miles away from the Sturbridge city center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1970, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the city center killed one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.


Hospitals/medical centers near Sturbridge:
  • HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 3 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • HUBBARD REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; WEBSTER, MA)
  • JOHNSON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; STAFFORD SPRINGS, CT)

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Sturbridge:
  • WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 18 miles; WORCESTER, MA; ID: ORH)
  • WESTOVER ARB/METROPOLITAN (about 33 miles; SPRINGFIELD/CHICOPEE, MA; ID: CEF)
  • BRADLEY INTL (about 44 miles; WINDSOR LOCKS, CT; ID: BDL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Sturbridge:
  • SOUTHBRIDGE MUNI (about 3 miles; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; ID: 3B0)
  • TOUTANT (about 11 miles; PUTNAM, CT; ID: C44)
  • SPENCER (about 15 miles; SPENCER, MA; ID: 60M)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sturbridge:
  • WORCESTER STATE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,846)
  • COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,808)
  • CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,563)
  • WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,426)
  • ASSUMPTION COLLEGE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 2,356)
  • QUINSIGAMOND COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; WORCESTER, MA; FT enrollment: 3,359)
  • UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT (about 24 miles; STORRS, CT; FT enrollment: 16,952)
Public primary/middle school in Sturbridge:
  • BURGESS ELEMENTARY (Students: 818; Location: 45 BURGESS SCHOOL RD; Grades: PK - 06)
Private primary/middle school in Sturbridge:
  • TREETOPS MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 40; Location: 114 SHEPARD ROAD; Grades: PK - KG)
Library in Sturbridge:
  • JOSHUA HYDE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $278,112; Location: 306 MAIN STREET; 35,277 books; 2,029 audio materials; 1,641 video materials; 91 serial subscriptions)

Notable location: Sturbridge Plaza (A).

Churches in Sturbridge include: Sturbridge Federated Church (A), Bethlehem Lutheran Church (B).

Cemetery: North Cemetery (1).

Reservoirs: Pistol Pond (A), Westville Lake (B).

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hatchet Brook (A), Hobbs Brook (B), Honey Brook (C).

Park in Sturbridge: Sturbridge Common Historic District (1).

Post office: (A).  


Sturbridge compared to Massachusetts state average:
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.

Strongest AM radio stations in Sturbridge:
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1 kW; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sturbridge:
  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WILI-FM (98.3 FM; WILLIMANTIC, CT; Owner: NUTMEG BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W246AM (97.1 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: GREAT NORTHERN RADIO, LLC)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • W258AC (99.5 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: CONNECTICUT PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC)

TV broadcast stations around Sturbridge:
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)

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