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Lunenburg, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Lunenburg Census Designated Place had a population of 1,797 as of July 1, 2016. Lunenburg ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Lunenburg is located at latitude 42.5934 and longitude -71.727 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Lunenburg Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Lunenburg Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378155) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Lunenburg Census Designated Place is located within Town of Lunenburg, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lunenburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Lunenburg, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,797
Population in Households 1,794
Population in Familes 1,537
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 672
Average Household Size 2.67
Family Households 502
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 703 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 590 (83.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 82 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 4.4%)
Median Home Value $332,450
Average Home Value $388,308


Median Household Income $83,908
Average Household Income $99,980
Per Capita Income $37,765
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 1.31%
Households 0.02% 1.25%
Families -0.13% 1.21%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Lunenburg, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lunenburg to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 196 21st
Population Density1 # 228 8th
Diversity Index2 # 158 36th
Median Household Income # 61 76th
Per Capita Income # 118 52nd

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