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Shrewsbury is a town in Worcester County, in the Worcester metro area.
The community was named after the Duke of Shrewsbury
The latitude of Shrewsbury is 42.295N. The longitude is -71.713W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 600 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 31,640.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Shrewsbury demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Worcester County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Worcester area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 01604 ZIP code.
6% of Shrewsbury residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Shrewsbury ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Shrewsbury was $31,570, compared with $21,587 nationally.
46% of Shrewsbury residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Shrewsbury, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $761. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,537.
Libraries in Shrewsbury include Shrewsbury Free Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Shrewsbury include Shrewsbury Chronicle
The average commute time for Shrewsbury workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 9 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Shrewsbury between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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