Northborough (CDP), Massachusetts facts for kids

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Northborough, Massachusetts
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
 • Total 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Land 3.3 sq mi (8.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 302 ft (92 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 6,167
 • Density 1,869/sq mi (717/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01532
Area code(s) 508
FIPS code 25-46785
GNIS feature ID 0610881

Northborough is a census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Northborough in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 6,167 at the 2010 census.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²). 8.6 km² (3.3 mi²) of it is land and 0.30% is water.


As of the census of 2000, there were 6,257 people, 2,294 households, and 1,663 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 729.9/km² (1,889.3/mi²). There were 2,350 housing units at an average density of 274.1/km² (709.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.62% White, 0.69% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 4.20% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.21% of the population.

There were 2,294 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.1% were married couples living together, 8.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.5% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.19.

In the CDP, the population was spread out with 28.3% under the age of 18, 4.5% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 23.2% from 45 to 64, and 11.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 91.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $67,292, and the median income for a family was $81,414. Males had a median income of $54,333 versus $38,576 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $28,600. About 1.6% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.8% of those under age 18 and 13.1% of those age 65 or over.

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