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The Lunenburg CDP(1) had a population of 1,830 as of July 1, 2022. 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 42.5945 and longitude -71.7245 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Lunenburg Census Designated Place 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 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.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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Lunenburg, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)


Total Population 1,830 (100%)
Population in Households 1,827 (99.8%)
Population in Families 1,560 (85.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 482
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $122,399
Average Household Income $155,780
% of Income for Mortgage4 16%
Per Capita Income $61,528
Wealth Index5 194


Total HU (Housing Units) 771 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 592 (76.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 164 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 15 ( 1.9%)
Median Home Value $376,522
Average Home Value $424,492
Housing Affordability Index3 159


Total Households 756
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3.00
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2020-2022 2022-2027
Population 1.01% 0.47%
Households 1.02% 0.60%
Families   0.60%
Median Household Income   3.17%
Per Capita Income   3.63%
Owner Occupied HU   0.83%

Lunenburg, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lunenburg to the other 248 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 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 # 200 20th
Population Density # 231 7th
Median Household Income # 50 80th
Housing Affordability Index # 245 99th
Per Capita Income # 78 69th
Diversity Index # 137 45th

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