Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

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Population in 2010: 35,608.
Population change since 2000: +12.5%
 
Males: 17,365  (48.8%)
Females: 18,243  (51.2%)
Median resident age:

40.2 years
Massachusetts median age:

39.2 years

Zip codes: 01545.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $94,465 (it was $64,237 in 2000)
Shrewsbury:

$94,465
MA:

$77,385

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $49,696 (it was $31,570 in 2000)

Shrewsbury town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $377,888 (it was $191,700 in 2000)
Shrewsbury:

$377,888
MA:

$385,400

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $332,998; detached houses: $355,067; townhouses or other attached units: $261,841; in 2-unit structures: $235,835; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $208,988; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $160,758; mobile homes: $107,735
March 2019 cost of living index in Shrewsbury: 139.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
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  • Races in Shrewsbury, MA (2010)
    • 27,53477.3%White alone
    • 5,44715.3%Asian alone
    • 9612.7%Hispanic
    • 7172.0%Black alone
    • 5791.6%Two or more races
    • 3380.9%Other race alone
    • 270.08%American Indian alone
    • 50.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Shrewsbury detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 6 registered sex offenders living in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts as of May 24, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Shrewsbury is 5,935 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Shrewsbury by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(12.1)
9
(27.0)
4
(11.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.9)
2
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(21.2)
2
(6.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(3.0)
2
(5.9)
3
(8.9)
3
(8.4)
2
(5.5)
2
(5.5)
1
(2.7)
1
(2.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(30.2)
15
(44.9)
9
(26.9)
6
(17.8)
2
(5.9)
N/A2
(5.6)
3
(8.3)
4
(11.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(8.1)
3
(8.1)
2
(5.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
73
(220.8)
30
(89.9)
40
(119.5)
106
(314.5)
48
(141.4)
84
(248.6)
69
(192.6)
75
(208.1)
54
(148.7)
52
(142.2)
47
(127.5)
21
(56.8)
10
(26.6)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
376
(1,137)
297
(889.9)
308
(919.8)
314
(931.6)
283
(833.4)
216
(639.1)
199
(555.5)
185
(513.2)
204
(561.8)
152
(415.6)
115
(311.9)
100
(270.5)
94
(249.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
31
(93.7)
17
(50.9)
29
(86.6)
19
(56.4)
15
(44.2)
16
(47.3)
15
(41.9)
13
(36.1)
11
(30.3)
5
(13.7)
14
(38.0)
7
(18.9)
10
(26.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(3.0)
1
(3.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.7)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)90.578.367.068.254.461.242.746.939.230.726.917.918.0

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City-data.com crime index in Shrewsbury, MA

Crime rate in Shrewsbury detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 61 (47 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.25
Massachusetts average:

2.42
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Ancestries: Irish (23.4%), Italian (18.7%), English (11.8%), French (8.8%), German (7.1%), United States (6.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1727

Elevation: 668 feet

Land area: 20.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,718 people per square mile   (low).

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts map

3,407 residents are foreign born (6.3% Asia, 2.6% Europe).

This town:

10.8%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Shrewsbury town:

1.2% ($2,224)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (4.2 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (32.6 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (149.2 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Boylston, MA (1.9 miles ),
Worcester, MA (2.1 miles ),
Northborough, MA (2.1 miles ),
Grafton, MA (2.3 miles ),
Westborough, MA (2.4 miles ),
West Boylston, MA (2.4 miles ),
Millbury, MA (2.6 miles ),
Holden, MA (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 42.29 N, Longitude: 71.73 W

Area codes: 774, 508

Distribution of median household income in Shrewsbury, MA in 2017
Shrewsbury satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 268 buildings, average cost: $129,100
  • 1998: 290 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 1999: 243 buildings, average cost: $122,900
  • 2000: 184 buildings, average cost: $164,200
  • 2001: 127 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2002: 139 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2003: 97 buildings, average cost: $222,600
  • 2004: 76 buildings, average cost: $233,400
  • 2005: 59 buildings, average cost: $242,300
  • 2006: 57 buildings, average cost: $283,700
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $235,100
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $250,400
  • 2009: 49 buildings, average cost: $258,100
  • 2010: 96 buildings, average cost: $160,700
  • 2011: 51 buildings, average cost: $272,200
  • 2012: 66 buildings, average cost: $276,800
  • 2013: 93 buildings, average cost: $226,200
  • 2014: 57 buildings, average cost: $230,500
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $343,300
  • 2016: 36 buildings, average cost: $292,600
  • 2017: 35 buildings, average cost: $292,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Shrewsbury, MA residents
Average permit cost in Shrewsbury, MA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

2.5%
Massachusetts:

3.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Shrewsbury, MA
Historical housing units in Shrewsbury, MA
Most common industries in Shrewsbury, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.2%)
  • Educational services (10.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.5%)
  • Computer & electronic products (7.2%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (11.3%)
  • Computer & electronic products (9.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Health care (6.1%)
  • Construction (5.8%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Public administration (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.5%)
  • Educational services (16.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.4%)
  • Computer & electronic products (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
  • Public administration (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Shrewsbury, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.6%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.6%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Engineers (3.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (9.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.8%)
  • Engineers (6.5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.5%)
  • Top executives (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Registered nurses (5.4%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.1%)
  • Computer specialists (3.4%)
  • Accountants and auditors (3.3%)

Average climate in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Shrewsbury, Massachusetts average temperatures Shrewsbury, Massachusetts average precipitation Shrewsbury, Massachusetts humidity Shrewsbury, Massachusetts wind speed Shrewsbury, Massachusetts snowfall Shrewsbury, Massachusetts sunshine Shrewsbury, Massachusetts clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 70.9. This is about average.

City:

70.9
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.280
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 11.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.559. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.559
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.81. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.81
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Shrewsbury-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 22% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Shrewsbury town center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 6/9/1953, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.4 miles away from the town center injured 17 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Shrewsbury-area historical earthquake activity is near Massachusetts state average. It is 89% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 175.3 miles away from Shrewsbury center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 182.2 miles away from Shrewsbury center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Shrewsbury center
On 8/22/1992 at 12:20:32, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 3.8 MS, 4.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 232.0 miles away from Shrewsbury center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 28.5 miles away from Shrewsbury center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 152.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Worcester County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 12

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Hurricanes: 6, Snowstorms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Blizzards: 2, Snows: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Shrewsbury topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Shrewsbury:

  • IRVING A GALVIN REGIONAL CENTER (214 LAKE STREET)
  • SHREWSBURY NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (40 JULIO DRIVE)
  • SHREWSBURY NURSING HOME (66 SOUTH ST)
  • UNIVERSITY DIALYSIS CENTER (BMA OF SHREWSBURY) (239-243 BOSTON TURNPIKE ROAD)
  • AMERICARE AT HOME INC (415 BOSTON TURNPIKE SUITE 100)
  • PEDIATRIA HEALTHCARE FOR KIDS (196 BOSTON TURNPIKE ROAD)

Heliports located in Shrewsbury:

Amtrak stations near Shrewsbury:

  • 4 miles: WORCESTER (WORCHESTER, 45 SHREWSBURY ST.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for taxi service, public transit connection.
  • 16 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.) . Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Shrewsbury:

  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 5,877)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 5 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • College of the Holy Cross (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 6 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester State University (about 7 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Framingham State University (about 15 miles; Framingham, MA; FT enrollment: 5,743)

Public high school in Shrewsbury:

Private high school in Shrewsbury:

  • ST JOHN'S HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,050, Location: 378 MAIN ST, Grades: 9-12, Boys only)

Public elementary/middle schools in Shrewsbury:

Private elementary/middle schools in Shrewsbury:

  • ST MARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 277, Location: 16 SUMMER ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • LILLIPUT EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER (Students: 229, Location: 18 GRAFTON ST, Grades: PK-1)
  • AL-HAMRA ACADEMY (Students: 165, Location: 435 SOUTH ST, Grades: PK-8)
  • SHREWSBURY MONTESSORI SCHOOL (Students: 164, Location: 55 OAK ST, Grades: PK-6)
  • KINDERCARE LEARNING CENTER (Students: 44, Location: 177 MAIN ST, Grades: PK-1)
See full list of schools located in Shrewsbury

Library in Shrewsbury:

  • SHREWSBURY FREE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $1,481,516; Location: 609 MAIN ST.; 122,992 books; 930 e-books; 8,680 audio materials; 6,851 video materials; 20 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 228 print serial subscriptions; 4 electronic serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Under Hospitals - UMass Memorial Hospital, Worcester - should be included. I don't believe Worcester County Hospital is an operational hospital any more.
  • Shrewsbury has built a brand new high school. It is no longer on Oak Street.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Shrewsbury: Hills Farm Industrial Park (A), Camp Wunnegon (B), Camp Wunnegan (C), Shrewsbury Fire Department Station 2 Lake Station (D), Shrewsbury Fire Department (E), Shrewsbury Fire Department Station Headquarters (F), Shrewsbury High School Library Media Center (G), Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research (H), Shrewsbury Public Library (I), Saint Marys Pastoral Center (J), George F Fuller Research Library (K), General Artemas Ward House (L), Masonic Nursing Home (M), Retreat House (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Shrewsbury Crossing Shopping Center (1), White City East Shopping Center (2), Fairlawn Shopping Center (3), White City and White City East Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Shrewsbury include: Trinity Episcopal Church (A), Saint Marys Assyrian Orthodox Church (B), Mount Olivet Lutheran Church (C), Grace Baptist Church (D), First Congregational Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hillcrest Cemetery (1), Mountain View Cemetery (2), Hillcrest Cemetery (3), Mountain View Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Eaton Pond (A), Jordan Pond (B), Mill Pond (C), West Brook Reservoir (D), Rawson Mill Brook Reservoir (E), Newton Pond (F), Mud Pond (G), Northborough Reservoir (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Meadow Brook (A), Sewall Brook (B), West Brook (C), Poor Farm Brook (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Shrewsbury include: Shrewsbury Historic District (1), Saint Johns Athletic Field (2), Mill Pond Park (3), Jordan Pond Recreation Area (4), Dean Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Balloonary Magic World (Amusement & Theme Parks; 257 Boston Turnpike) (1), Town & Country Bowl (Amusement & Theme Parks; 405 Boston Turnpike) (2), Jim's Professional Shop (Amusement & Theme Parks; 405 Boston Turnpike) (3), Skater Paradise Inc (Arcades & Amusements; 590 Lake St) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Artemas Ward - Continental Army general, Jesse Lauriston Livermore - Financier, Mike Birbiglia - Comedy musician, Ebenezer Brigham - Wisconsin pioneer, Gregory Mcdonald - Novelist, Marc Busenburg - NHL player (Tampa Bay Lightning, born: Dec 2, 1977), Brian Darcy - College basketball player (Harvard Crimson), Gardner Howe - Politician, Jonah Howe - Politician, Nahum Parker - Politician.

Worcester County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Shrewsbury and their reported violations in the past:

SHREWSBURY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 35,608, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (AUG-07-2013), St Compliance achieved (AUG-07-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This town:

2.6 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

70.7%
Whole state:

63.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.2%
Whole state:

7.0%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

4.8%
Whole state:

9.3%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Shrewsbury in 2010:

  • 245 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 87 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 14 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Shrewsbury in 2000:

  • 106 people in nursing homes
  • 59 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in religious group quarters

Banks with most branches in Shrewsbury (2011 data):

  • RBS Citizens, National Association: Shrewsbury Branch at 50 Boston Turnpike, branch established on 2006/01/09; Shrewsbury Stop & Shop Branch at 539 Boston Tpk, branch established on 2003/08/25. Info updated 2007/09/19: Bank assets: $106,940.6 mil, Deposits: $75,690.2 mil, headquarters in Providence, RI, positive income, 1135 total offices, Holding Company: Uk Financial Investments Limited
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Shrewsbury Branch at 47 Maple Avenue, branch established on 1968/12/20; Shrewsbury White City Branch at 110 Boston Turnpike, Route 9, branch established on 1934/01/01. Info updated 2012/01/31: Bank assets: $78,146.9 mil, Deposits: $48,042.9 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 718 total offices, Holding Company: Banco Santander, S.A.
  • TD Bank, National Association: Shrewsbury Branch at 200 Boston Turnpike, branch established on 1957/12/16. Info updated 2010/10/04: Bank assets: $188,912.6 mil, Deposits: $153,149.8 mil, headquarters in Wilmington, DE, positive income, 1314 total offices, Holding Company: Toronto-Dominion Bank, The
  • Bank of America, National Association: Shrewsbury Branch at 188 Boston Turnpike, branch established on 1988/10/31. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • Commerce Bank & Trust Company: Shrewsbury Branch at 226 Boston Turnpike, branch established on 1968/01/02. Info updated 2006/10/06: Bank assets: $1,410.8 mil, Deposits: $1,187.6 mil, headquarters in Worcester, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 14 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares Corp.
  • Avidia Bank: Shrewsbury Branch at 23 Maple Avenue, branch established on 1995/12/07. Info updated 2010/01/04: Bank assets: $1,026.2 mil, Deposits: $801.2 mil, headquarters in Hudson, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Assabet Valley Bancorp
  • People's United Bank: Shrewsbury Branch at 555 Main Street, branch established on 1999/06/01. Info updated 2012/02/16: Bank assets: $27,319.3 mil, Deposits: $20,835.4 mil, headquarters in Bridgeport, CT, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 374 total offices
  • United Bank: Main Street Branch at 564 Main Street, branch established on 2003/01/27. Info updated 2012/01/20: Bank assets: $1,617.9 mil, Deposits: $1,235.2 mil, headquarters in West Springfield, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices
  • Webster Five Cents Savings Bank: Shrewsbury Branch at 261 Grafton Street, branch established on 2006/02/14. Info updated 2009/05/20: Bank assets: $558.9 mil, Deposits: $465.4 mil, headquarters in Webster, MA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Webfive Mhc

For population 15 years and over in Shrewsbury:

Marital status in Shrewsbury, MA
  • Never married: 21.4%
  • Now married: 63.4%
  • Separated: 1.3%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 7.3%

For population 25 years and over in Shrewsbury:

  • High school or higher: 91.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 46.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 19.6%
  • Unemployed: 2.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Shrewsbury, MA (based on Worcester County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic306,925118
Mainline Protestant43,326171
Evangelical Protestant37,511203
Other18,93169
Orthodox7,93515
Black Protestant4976
None383,427-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 135
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
This county:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 140
Worcester County:

1.79 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 174
This county:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 569
Worcester County:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.76 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

8.0%
Massachusetts:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Worcester County:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

4.16% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($64,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
Massachusetts average:

5.79%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($598 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.05%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Middlesex County, MA  1.22% ($72,434 average AGI)
from Norfolk County, MA  0.28% ($80,228)
from Suffolk County, MA  0.20% ($65,864)


4.47% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($70,534 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
Massachusetts average:

6.31%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($414 average AGI)
Worcester County:

0.03%
Massachusetts average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Middlesex County, MA  0.92% ($71,780 average AGI)
to Norfolk County, MA  0.26% ($69,053)
to Suffolk County, MA  0.23% ($82,087)
Businesses in Shrewsbury, MA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven1KFC1
AMF Bowling1Mazda1
AT&T1McDonald's1
Audi1Panera Bread1
AutoZone1Penske1
BMW1Pier 1 Imports1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Sears1
Burlington Coat Factory1Shaw's1
CVS1Sprint Nextel1
Casual Male XL1Staples1
Chipotle1Stop & Shop1
Days Inn1Subaru1
Domino's Pizza1Subway1
DressBarn1T-Mobile1
Dressbarn1Taco Bell1
Dunkin Donuts5Trader Joe's1
FedEx8UPS8
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Vans1
H&R Block1Verizon Wireless2
Home Depot1Walgreens1
IHOP1World Gym1

Strongest AM radio stations in Shrewsbury:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTAG (580 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WVEI (1440 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WORC (1310 AM; 5 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CHOWDER BROADCAST GROUP LLC)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAZN (1470 AM; 7 kW; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: MULTICULTURAL RADIO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWZN (1510 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ROSE CITY RADIO CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Shrewsbury:

  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCUW (91.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WUW, INC.)
  • WXLO (104.5 FM; FITCHBURG, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WJMN (94.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCRB (102.5 FM; WALTHAM, MA; Owner: CHARLES RIVER BROADCASTING WCRB LICE)
  • WTKK (96.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WGBH (89.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WBUR-FM (90.9 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVERSITY)
  • WODS (103.3 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WXKS-FM (107.9 FM; MEDFORD, MA; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WMJX (106.7 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WFEX (92.1 FM; PETERBOROUGH, NH; Owner: FNX BROADCASTING OF NEW HAMPSHIRE LLC)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)

TV broadcast stations around Shrewsbury:

  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WUTF (Channel 66; MARLBOROUGH, MA; Owner: TELEFUTURA BOSTON LLC)
  • WCVB-TV (Channel 5; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WCVB HEARST-ARGYLE TV, INC.)
  • WGBH-TV (Channel 2; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WBZ-TV (Channel 4; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WGBX-TV (Channel 44; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WGBH EDUCATIONAL FOUNDATION)
  • WSBK-TV (Channel 38; BOSTON, MA; Owner: VIACOM INC.)
  • WLVI-TV (Channel 56; CAMBRIDGE, MA; Owner: WLVI, INC.)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • W40BO (Channel 40; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATIONS LPTV, INC.)
  • WBPX (Channel 68; BOSTON, MA; Owner: PAXSON BOSTON-68 LICENSE, INC.)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WTMU-LP (Channel 32; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ZGS BOSTON, INC.)
  • WWDP (Channel 46; NORWELL, MA; Owner: NORWELL TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WCEA-LP (Channel 58; BOSTON, MA; Owner: CHANNEL 19 TV CORPORATION)
  • WLNE-TV (Channel 6; NEW BEDFORD, MA; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF SOUTHERN NEW ENGLAND, INC.)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSBE-TV (Channel 36; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: RHODE ISLAND PUBLIC TELECOM. AUTHORITY)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Shrewsbury fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 19Number of bridges
  • 469ft / 143mTotal length
  • $55,100,000Total costs
  • 541,047Total average daily traffic
  • 59,515Total average daily truck traffic
  • 838,642Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Shrewsbury, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21930-1939
  • 121960-1969
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Shrewsbury, MA

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 121. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 160 took place in 2012, and the least - 82 in 2014. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Shrewsbury, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (55.5%), and Outside Fires (29.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Shrewsbury, MA
    • 1,14455.5%Structure Fires
    • 60729.5%Outside Fires
    • 27113.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 391.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Shrewsbury, MA
Most common first names in Shrewsbury, MA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary24683.4 years
John24275.3 years
Joseph17476.7 years
Helen12781.8 years
William12375.6 years
George10678.1 years
James9678.2 years
Robert9168.5 years
Anna8084.9 years
Edward7876.1 years
Most common last names in Shrewsbury, MA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6177.5 years
Anderson4580.1 years
Sullivan3079.6 years
Brown3075.4 years
Carlson2875.8 years
Murphy2776.2 years
Adams2784.4 years
Smith2676.7 years
Obrien2074.2 years
Martin2079.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Shrewsbury, MA
  • 46.7%Utility gas
  • 42.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.2%Electricity
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Shrewsbury, MA
  • 40.7%Utility gas
  • 36.4%Electricity
  • 19.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Solar energy


Shrewsbury compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Shrewsbury on our top lists:

  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: computer specialists (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: alcoholic beverages merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: accountants and auditors (population 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: advertising, marketing, promotions, public relations, and sales managers (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: engineers (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: pharmacies and drug stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #64 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #87 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: radio, tv, and computer stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #88 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: professional and commercial equipment and supplies merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest surface withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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