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Woburn, Massachusetts

  •   State: 
    Middlesex County
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    42°28′45″N 71°09′10″W
      Area total: 
    12.94 sq mi (33.52 km²)
      Area land: 
    12.65 sq mi (32.76 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.29 sq mi (0.76 km²)
    100 ft (30 m)
    1640; Settled 1640; Incorporated (town) 1642; Incorporated (city) 1889
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Boston-Cambridge-Newton, MA-NH
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
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    Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    3,231.30 residents per square mile of area (1,247.64/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River. Woburn played host to the first religious ordination in the Americas on Nov. 22, 1642. During mid to late 1970s, local community became concerned over the high incidence of childhood leukemia and other illnesses. Groundwater contamination incident in mid-1970s was the scene of high-profile water contamination crisis. It is the only one of Massachusetts' 351 municipalities to refer to members of its City Council as "Aldermen" The city is located 9 miles (14 km) north of Boston. It has a mayor-council form of government, in which an elected mayor is the executive and a partly district-based, partly at-large city council is the legislature. It was awarded a platinum-level "Bio-Ready community" designation in 2011. The population was 40,876 at the 2020 census, and it is expected to grow to 40,000 by the end of the decade. The city has a population of 2,000, with the majority of residents living in the central part of the town. The town is located in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, which is part of Boston County. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates the city's population will reach 40,800 by the mid-2020s, with most of the population living near the city center. The state's population is 2,100, with much of the city in the southern part of Middlesex county.


Woburn was first settled in 1640 near Horn Pond, a primary source of the Mystic River. Woburn played host to the first religious ordination in the Americas on Nov. 22, 1642. In the mid to late 1970s, the local community became concerned over the high incidence of childhood leukemia and other illnesses, particularly in the Pine Street area. In May 1982, citizens whose children had developed or died from leukemia filed a civil lawsuit against two corporations, Grace and Grace Foods and Beatrice Foods. Judge ruled that jurors should answer confusing questions, and many others suspected that they should answer them. The final phase of construction is completed on TradeCenter 128 business campus in 2010. Massachusetts Biotechnology Council awarded WobURN the platinum-level "Bio-Ready community" designation in 2011. The town is home to the Massachusetts Rifle Association, which was founded in 1875 and moved to the town in 1876. It is also home to Community Weeklies Inc., which began publishing in 1991 and is now being published by GateHouse Media. It also has a public library, which opened in 1879; electric lights were introduced in 1885. The city was incorporated as a City on June 12, 1888; Route 128 opened in 1951; Route 93 was built through the city in 1963; the rail depot closed in 1962. It was awarded the platinum level " bio-ready" designation by the Massachusetts Biotech Council in 2011; it is also the home of the Massachusetts State Police.


Woburn is located at 42°294N 71°97W (42.484545, 71.152060). It is bordered by the towns of Wilmington, Reading, Stoneham, Winchester, Lexington, and Burlington. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 12.9 square miles (33 km²) It features a humid continental climate, similar to those of many of the other Boston suburban areas. Summers are generally warm or hot & often accompanied with humidity, though not nearly as bad as cities in The Midwest & Mid-Atlantic, and even Rhode Island. Temperatures often top in the 80s, but when an Atlantic low comes, temperatures may fail to rise out of the 60s. High pressure from the Gulf of Mexico, occasionally brings much hotter conditions with temperatures sometimes topping near 100, though this is fairly rare and only happens so often. It features moderately cold winters, but not usually asbad as the ones around The Great Lakes Regions or Southern Canada, or even Northern New England. Nonetheless, it features occasional 'arctic blasts' which can easily drop the temperature below zero. The city is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs through the town of Woburn and into Cambridge. It is also the location of the Boston Marathon, which took place on September 11, 2011. It was the first time the city had been hit by a direct hit since the September 11th terrorist attacks of 2001.


As of the census of 2000, there were 37,258 people (37,010 by 2006 estimate), 14,997 households, and 9,658 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,939.6 people per square mile (1,135.4/km²). There were 15,391 housing units at an average density of 1,214.3 per squaremile (469.0/km 2) The racial makeup of the city was 90.57% White, 1.87% African American, 0.10% Native American, 4.85% Asian, 0,05% Pacific Islander, 1,44% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.09% of the population. The median income for a household in theCity was $54,897, and the median income. for a family was $66,364. About 4.5% of families and 6.1% of residents were below the poverty line, including 7.9% of those under age 18 and 5.4% ofThose age 65 or over. The city is located on the U.S.-Mexico border. It is located near the border with Mexico. It was the site of the Battle of the Bulbous, a World War II-era battle between the United States and the Soviet Union. The town is home to a large military base, which was built in the 1950s and 1960s.


Woburn Business Association (WBA) is a membership organization consisting of companies located in Woburn, Massachusetts. The purpose of the WBA is to promote and protect Business Interests in the City of WobURN and provide Networking Services for the Business Community. WBA Board of Directors meets monthly to develop policy and provide direction for the Association. Top employers in the city are: Boston Acoustics, Kaspersky Lab USA, Monotype, Skyworks Solutions, and U-Turn Audio. According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the top employers are: U-turn Audio, BostonAcoustics and Kaspersy Lab USA. The WBA accomplishes its work through committees of WBA members and representatives of theWobURN community. The membership is encouraged to actively participate on these committees. The top employer in the town is U- turn Audio, which has more than 1,000 employees. The city's unemployment rate is 3.7%. The city has a population of 3,000. The unemployment rate in the state is 2.9%. The average household income is $50,000; the city's poverty rate is 1.8%. The town has a crime rate of 1.2 percent. The town's unemployment rates are 1.7 percent. The city’s economy is 2,000 jobs; the state has a unemployment rate of 2.7 per cent; the national average is 4.2 per cent.


Woburn's public elementary schools are the Goodyear Elementary, Altavesta Elementary, Shamrock Elementary, Malcolm White Elementary, Clyde Reeves Elementary, Linscott-Rumford Elementary, and Hurld-Wyman Elementary. The Hurld and Wyman Schools have been closed down and a new school has been built on a portion of the city's Spence Farm property. St. Charles, a Pre-K8 private Catholic school, has been graduating classes since 1884 in grades K8; the high school closed in 1972. Woburn Memorial High School has been rebuilt in recent years. The two middle schools are John F. Kennedy Middle School and the Daniel L. Joyce Middle School. The city's public high school is the WOBurn Memorial School, which has been closed for more than 30 years. It has been reopened as a pre-K-8 private school. The high school, which was built in 1972, is now a private school in the adjacent St.Charles Parish. The town's public middle and high schools were closed in the 1970s and 1980s, but reopened in the 1990s and 2000s. The public elementary and high school have been rebuilt, as well as a new middle school. WOBURN's public junior high and senior high schools are closed, but a new junior high school was opened in the 2000s and serves students in grades 6-8. The school's high school opened in 2007 and has been there since. It is part of the adjacent Saint Charles Parish.

Public water

Woburn is one of the few communities close to Boston which provides its own drinking water. The Citys water supply mostly comes from five wells from the underground aquifer within the Horn Pond area, which is then filtered and treated. About one-third of the water is supplemented by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The city's water supply is supplied by five wells and one well from the aquifer. The water is pumped into the city by a water treatment plant in the town of Woburn. It is then pumped to a treatment plant near the town's Horn Pond, where it is treated and filtered. The town's water is also pumped to the city's wastewater treatment plant, which was built in the 1960s. The Water Resources authority provides the water for the treatment of the city’s waste water. It also supplies the city with water for its drinking water supply. It has a water supply for its waste water treatment, as well as other uses such as cleaning and disinfection. It was built to meet the needs of the growing population of the town in the 1970s and 1980s, when the population was at its lowest. It now has a population of about 2,000 people. The population is expected to rise to 3,000 by the end of the year, when it is expected that the population will reach 4,000. The current population is about 3,500 people, with the majority of the population living in the city and surrounding areas. In the past, the city has had a population growth rate of 1.5 per cent.


Mishawum is a stop on the MBTA Commuter Rail's Lowell Line that currently has only limited reverse rush hour service. Anderson Regional Transportation Center is a transit hub, with Amtrak service to Portland, Maine and MBTA service to Boston's North Station and Lowell, Massachusetts. Woburn's main roads are Main Street, Montvale Ave., Lexington Street and Cambridge Road. The routes run north to Burlington and Wilmington and south to Boston. The bus routes run to Logan International Airport and Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, as well as other destinations in and around the Boston area. The city is located on the Massachusetts Turnpike, which runs from Boston to New York City and Boston to the East Coast. The town's main street is called Main Street and is also known as the "Woburn Main Street" The town has a population of about 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in the town center or nearby areas. The area's main bus route is along Main Street along its main roads, such as Montvale Avenue, Lexington Ave, Cambridge Road, and Cambridge Street. It also has bus routes to Boston, Burlington, Wilmington, and other towns in the area. It is also home to a number of small businesses, including a small grocery store and a local bank. The community's main post office is located at the center of the town, with a post office on the corner of Main and Montvale avenues. It has a post station at the intersection of Montvale and Cambridge roads.

Points of interest

The town of Woburn is home to a number of historic buildings. The town was founded in 1790 and is located in the central part of the county. The city is also the site of a high school, high school and a post office. The WobURN River runs through the town, and the town has a population of about 1,000 people. The community is also home to the First Congregational Church, a National Register-listed Classical Revival building, and a public library and high school.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts = 43.5. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 43. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 10. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Woburn = 3.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 13,170 individuals with a median age of 40.9 age the population dropped by -0.96% in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 3,231.30 residents per square mile of area (1,247.64/km²). There are average 2.43 people per household in the 15,081 households with an average household income of $66,850 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 8.40% of the available work force and has dropped -4.07% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 23.46%. The number of physicians in Woburn per 100,000 population = 389.3.


The annual rainfall in Woburn = 47.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 62.1 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 133. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 202. 82 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 15.4 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 48, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts which are owned by the occupant = 58.62%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 49 years with median home cost = $306,900 and home appreciation of -1.41%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $11.70 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $8,358 per student. There are 12.9 students for each teacher in the school, 1229 students for each Librarian and 545 students for each Counselor. 6.81% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.84% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 10.76% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Woburn's population in Middlesex County, Massachusetts of 3,693 residents in 1900 has increased 3,57-fold to 13,170 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 50.58% female residents and 49.42% male residents live in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.

    As of 2020 in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts are married and the remaining 44.25% are single population.

  • 25.4 minutes is the average time that residents in Woburn require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    84.96% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 6.51% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 4.39% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.76% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, 58.62% are owner-occupied homes, another 37.66% are rented apartments, and the remaining 3.71% are vacant.

  • The 68.03% of the population in Woburn, Middlesex County, Massachusetts who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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