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South Ashburnham, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The South Ashburnham Census Designated Place had a population of 1,123 as of July 1, 2019. 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 42.6104 and longitude -71.939 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the South Ashburnham Census Designated Place 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for South Ashburnham: Ashburnham Junction.

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South Ashburnham, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

South Ashburnham, MA Housing Affordability Index is 176
State of Massachusetts Housing Affordability Index is 87
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.

WEALTH INDEX

South Ashburnham, MA Wealth Index is 80
State of Massachusetts Wealth Index is 139
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,123 (100%)
Population in Households 1,094 (97.4%)
Population in Families 905 (80.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 29 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 376
Diversity Index2 20
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $82,845
Average Household Income $86,410
Per Capita Income $30,926
Wealth Index4 80

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 435 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 325 (74.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 88 (20.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 22 ( 5.1%)
Median Home Value $234,836
Housing Affordability Index3 176
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 413
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 294
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  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 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.
  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 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.61% 0.6%
Households 0.57% 0.57%
Families 0.37% 0.54%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   2.0%

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, 2019 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 # 223 10th
Population Density # 235 5th
Diversity Index # 150 39th
Median Household Income # 104 58th
Per Capita Income # 203 18th

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