South Ashburnham, MA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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South Ashburnham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The South Ashburnham Census Designated Place had a population of 1,078 as of July 1, 2016. South Ashburnham 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 South Ashburnham is located at latitude 42.6211 and longitude -71.9434 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the South Ashburnham Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.99 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 988 feet.

The South Ashburnham Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378227) 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 South Ashburnham Census Designated Place is located within Town of Ashburnham, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Ashburnham: Ashburnham Junction.

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


Total Population 1,078
Population in Households 1,048
Population in Familes 868
Population in Group Qrtrs 30
Population Density1 361
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 397
Average Household Size 2.64
Family Households 282
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 418 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 320 (76.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (18.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 5.0%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $237,539


Median Household Income $82,989
Average Household Income $82,353
Per Capita Income $30,264
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.24% 0.42%
Households 0.2% 0.35%
Families -0.11% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.15%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

South Ashburnham, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Ashburnham 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 # 225 9th
Population Density1 # 237 4th
Diversity Index2 # 151 39th
Median Household Income # 64 74th
Per Capita Income # 183 26th

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