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Northborough, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Northborough Census Designated Place had a population of 6,336 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Northborough is located at latitude 42.312 and longitude -71.6477 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Northborough Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.29 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 302 feet.

The Northborough Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378180) 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 Northborough Census Designated Place is located within Town of Northborough, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Northborough population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Northborough: Northboro.

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Northborough, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,336
Daytime Population: Workers 2,020
Daytime Population: Residents 2,750
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,770
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.75
Population in Households 6,159
Population in Familes 5,202
Population in Group Qrtrs 177
Population Density2 1,929
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $102,405
Average Household Income $124,191
Per Capita Income $47,208


Total Housing Units 2,546 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,783 (70.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 596 (23.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 167 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $384,732
Average Home Value $406,660


Total Households 2,379
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 1,673
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.37% 0.48%
Households 0.32% 0.47%
Families 0.14% 0.34%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

Northborough, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Northborough to the other 246 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 102 59th
Population Density # 87 65th
Diversity Index # 77 69th
Median Household Income # 34 87th
Per Capita Income # 62 75th

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