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"The hundredth town"

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

The latitude of Westborough is 42.269N. The longitude is -71.616W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 305 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 17,997.


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Median household income
Local
$73,418
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Westborough demographic reports
Incorporated in 1717 as the 100th town in Massachusetts
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 29. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Eli Whitney, inventor
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Westborough 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 01581 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

7% of Westborough residents report German ancestry, and 19% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Westborough ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Westborough was $35,063, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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53% of Westborough residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Westborough include West Main Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Westborough, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $829.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,755.


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

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Newspapers in Westborough include Westborough News

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The average commute time for Westborough workers is 27 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Westborough between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Westborough include Comfort Inn Westborough, Doubletree Hotel Boston Westborough, Extended Stay America, Oakwood Metro West, Residence Inn, Sierra Suites Westborough, Studio Plus Westborough, Westborough Courtyard Hotel, Westborough Inn.

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