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slides: The 25 Wealthiest Towns in Central Massachusetts

Saturday, September 21, 2013

 

Massachusetts may be the third wealthiest state in the union, but, much like the rest of the country, its wealth is not spread evenly throughout. The majority is concentrated in Nantucket, Norfolk, and Middlesex counties. Worcester County ranks 9th out of the 14 counties in the Bay State, with Franklin and Hampden counties rounding of the list as the least wealthy Massachusetts counties.

That is not to say there is a total lack of wealth in Central Massachusetts. A handful of cities and towns rank high among Massachusetts’s more than 300 cities and towns. Southborough, Harvard, and Bolton both come in high in that overall list.

GoLocal looked at the 2010 Census figures for every city and town to rank Worcester County’s 25 wealthiest cities and towns based on median family income. See which towns make the list, and compare them on other wealth factors, including per capita income, and median household income.

Note on definitions: A family "consists of two or more people (one of whom is the householder) related by birth, marriage, or adoption residing in the same housing unit," according to the United States Census.  A household is defined differently by the United States Census and "consists of all people who occupy a housing unit regardless of relationship. A household may consist of a person living alone or multiple unrelated individuals or families living together."
 

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#25 Charlton

Median Family Income: $91,774

Per Capita Income: $32,873

Median Household Income: $87,758

By the numbers:

Population: 12,981

Number of Households: 4,608

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#24 Rutland

Median Family Income: $92,050

Per Capita Income: $29,583

Median Household Income: $81,295

By the numbers:

Population: 7,973

Number of Households:  2,791

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#23 Hubbardston

Median Family Income: $92,229

Per Capita Income: $31,579

Median Household Income: $82,443

By the numbers:

Population: 4,382

Number of Households: 1,566

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#22 Ashburnham

Median Family Income: $94,375

Per Capita Income: $30,216

Median Household Income: $80,000

By the numbers:

Population: 6,081

Number of Households: 2,148

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#21 Sturbridge

Median Family Income: $95,000

Per Capita Income: $36,048

Median Household Income: $71,607

By the numbers:

Population: 9,268

Number of Households: 3,611

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#20 Lunenburg

Median Family Income: $95,275

Per Capita Income: $35,903

Median Household Income: $86,568

By the numbers:

Population: 10,086

Number of Households: 3,835

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#19 Douglas

Median Family Income: $95,428

Per Capita Income: $34,044

Median Household Income: $86,214

By the numbers:

Population: 8,471

Number of Households: 3,000

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#18 Lancaster

Median Family Income: $100,307

Per Capita Income: $31,801

Median Household Income: $80,938

By the numbers:

Population: 8,055

Number of Households: 2,409

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#17 Berlin

Median Family Income: $100,833

Per Capita Income: $41,464

Median Household Income: $92,917

By the numbers:

Population: 2,866

Number of Households: 1,125

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#16 Paxton

Median Family Income: $101, 775

Per Capita Income: $35,403

Median Household Income: $100,333

By the numbers:

Population: 4,806

Number of Households: 1,546

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#15 Shrewsbury

Median Family Income: $101,935

Per Capita Income: $37,536

Median Household Income: $85,697

By the numbers:

Population: 35,608

Number of Households: 13,424

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#14 Hopedale

Median Family Income: $103,177

Per Capita Income: $37,837

Median Household Income: $97,277

By the numbers:

Population: 5,911

Number of Households: 2,194

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#13 Holden

Median Family Income: $105,753

Per Capita Income: $38,322

Median Household Income: $88,405

By the numbers:

Population: 17,346

Number of Households: 6,394

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#12 Boylston

Median Family Income: $105,789

Per Capita Income: $51,259

Median Household Income: $88,214

By the numbers:

Population: 4,355

Number of Households: 1,698

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#11 Grafton

Median Family Income: $110,926

Per Capita Income:  $39,304

Median Household Income: $91,743

By the numbers:

Population: 17,765

Number of Households: 6,892

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#10 Princeton

Median Family Income: $111,337

Per Capita Income: $42,165

Median Household Income: $102,853

By the numbers:

Population: 3,413

Number of Households: 1,279

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#9 Sutton

Median Family Income: $113,272

Per Capita Income: $41,794

Median Household Income: $105,164

By the numbers:

Population: 8,963

Number of Households: 3,213

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#8 Mendon

Median Family Income: $115,986

Per Capita Income: $40,221

Median Household Income: $102,625

By the numbers:

Population: 5,839

Number of Households: 2,022

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#7 Westborough

Median Family Income: $117,392

Per Capita Income: $43,265

Median Household Income: $96,069

By the numbers:

Population: 18,272

Number of Households: 6,924

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#6 Northborough

Median Family Income: $120,560

Per Capita Income: $44,833

Median Household Income: $102,969

By the numbers:

Population: 14,155

Number of Households: 5,110

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#5 Sterling

Median Family Income: $120,990

Per Capita Income: $43,372

Median Household Income: $102,115

By the numbers:

Population: 7,808

Number of Households: 2,810

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#4 Upton

Median Family Income: $127,250

Per Capita Income: $41,282

Median Household Income: $107,950

By the numbers:

Population: 7,542

Number of Households: 2,733

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#3 Bolton

Median Family Income: $142,434

Per Capita Income: $50,804

Median Household Income: $125,741

By the numbers:

Population: 4,897

Number of Households: 1,670

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#2 Harvard

Median Family Income: $154,543

Per Capita Income: $48,946

Median Household Income: $141,27

By the numbers:

Population: 6,520

Number of Households: 1,893

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#1 Southborough

Median Family Income: $159,297

Per Capita Income: $55,985

Median Household Income: $140,184

By the numbers:

Population: 9,767

Number of Households: 3,332

 
 

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