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Southbridge Town city, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The City of Southbridge Town had a population of 17,047 as of July 1, 2017. Southbridge Town city ranks in 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 42.0597 and longitude -72.0339 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southbridge Town (see map below) encompass a land area of 20.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.62 sq. miles.

The City of Southbridge Town (GNIS ID: 618383) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Southbridge Town city 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 Southbridge Town city: Town of Southbridge, Town of Sturbridge.

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Southbridge Town city, MA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 17,047
Daytime Population: Workers 6,371
Daytime Population: Residents 9,026
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,397
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.90
Population in Households 16,850
Population in Familes 12,852
Population in Group Qrtrs 197
Population Density2 841
Diversity Index3 68


Median Household Income $46,631
Average Household Income $60,550
Per Capita Income $24,818


Total Housing Units 7,684 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,077 (40.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,843 (50.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 764 ( 9.9%)
Median Home Value $206,637
Average Home Value $221,506


Total Households 6,920
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 4,269
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 0.27% 0.37%
Households 0.11% 0.28%
Families 0.0% 0.22%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

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

The table below compares Southbridge Town city 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 # 73 71st
Population Density # 181 27th
Diversity Index # 14 95th
Median Household Income # 218 12th
Per Capita Income # 224 9th

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