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Harvard is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.

The community was named after John Harvard, first patron of Harvard University.

The latitude of Harvard is 42.5N. The longitude is -71.583W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 318 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 5,981.


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Median household income
Local
$107,934
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Harvard demographic reports
Site of Fruitlands, Utopian community founded by philosopher Bronson Alcott.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.3 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Mother Ann Lee, Shaker leader
Nearby parks & recreation: Bare Hill Pond
Historic routes: Mohawk Trail
Historic sites and museums: Fruitlands Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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10% of Harvard residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Harvard ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Harvard was $40,867, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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65% of Harvard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Harvard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $924.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $2,104.


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Libraries in Harvard include Harvard Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Harvard include Harvard Post

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The average commute time for Harvard workers is 32 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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