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Whitinsville, Massachusetts - Basic Facts

The Whitinsville Census Designated Place had a population of 6,992 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Whitinsville is located at latitude 42.1188 and longitude -71.6725 in Worcester County. The formal boundaries for the Whitinsville Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.39 sq. miles. Worcester County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 318 feet.

The Whitinsville Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2378044) 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 Whitinsville Census Designated Place is located within Town of Northbridge, a minor civil division (MCD) of Worcester County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitinsville 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 Whitinsville: Whitinville.

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


Total Population 6,992
Daytime Population: Workers 2,513
Daytime Population: Residents 3,343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,856
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 6,865
Population in Familes 5,589
Population in Group Qrtrs 127
Population Density2 1,917
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $64,733
Average Household Income $84,867
Per Capita Income $31,508


Total Housing Units 2,683 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,373 (51.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,179 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 132 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $329,600
Average Home Value $348,397


Total Households 2,551
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 1,710
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 0.58% 0.62%
Households 0.42% 0.53%
Families 0.23% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.45%

Whitinsville, MA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitinsville 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 # 97 61st
Population Density # 89 64th
Diversity Index # 132 47th
Median Household Income # 149 40th
Per Capita Income # 177 28th

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