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Sturbridge, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Sturbridge Census Designated Place had a population of 2,390 as of July 1, 2016. Sturbridge 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 Sturbridge is located at latitude 42.0971 and longitude -72.055 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Sturbridge Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 584 feet.

The Sturbridge Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378236) 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 Sturbridge Census Designated Place is located within Town of Sturbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sturbridge 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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Sturbridge, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,390
Population in Households 2,385
Population in Familes 2,053
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 449
Diversity Index2 21


Total Households 896
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 665
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 950 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 717 (75.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 179 (18.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $324,011
Average Home Value $346,130


Median Household Income $85,255
Average Household Income $111,635
Per Capita Income $41,452
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.95% 0.83%
Households 0.87% 0.83%
Families 0.95% 0.8%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Sturbridge, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sturbridge 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 # 176 29th
Population Density1 # 229 7th
Diversity Index2 # 124 50th
Median Household Income # 57 77th
Per Capita Income # 87 65th

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