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Southbridge Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Southbridge Town had a population of 16,604 as of July 1, 2021. Southbridge Town city ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Massachusetts. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southbridge Town city is located at latitude 42.0604 and longitude -72.0338 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southbridge Town encompass a land area of 20.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles.

The City of Southbridge Town has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Southbridge Town city: Town of Southbridge, Town of Sturbridge.

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Southbridge Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 16,604 (100%)
Population in Households 16,412 (98.8%)
Population in Families 12,465 (75.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 192 ( 1.2%)
Population Density 820
Diversity Index2 71


Median Household Income $54,171
Average Household Income $69,428
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $28,463
Wealth Index5 62


Total HU (Housing Units) 7,637 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,204 (42.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,598 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 835 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $248,702
Average Home Value $361,657
Housing Affordability Index3 104


Total Households 6,802
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 4,183
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.06% -0.03%
Households -0.08% -0.05%
Families -0.18% -0.11%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
Owner Occupied HU   0.53%

Southbridge Town city, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southbridge Town city to the other 245 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Massachusetts by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 75 70th
Population Density # 186 24th
Median Household Income # 218 11th
Housing Affordability Index # 135 55th
Per Capita Income # 219 11th
Diversity Index # 15 94th

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