Southbridge, Massachusetts

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Population in July 2007: 13,619.
Males: 6,568  (48.2%)
Females: 7,051  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

34.7 years
Massachusetts median age:

36.5 years

Zip codes: 01550.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $51,950 (it was $31,745 in 2000)
Southbridge:

$51,950
MA:

$85,843

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $29,097 (it was $17,104 in 2000)

Southbridge CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $233,194 (it was $107,200 in 2000)
Southbridge:

$233,194
MA:

$418,600

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $345,896; detached houses: $359,605; townhouses or other attached units: $293,904; in 2-unit structures: $294,624; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $296,728; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $198,605; mobile homes: $74,819; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $20,048
March 2019 cost of living index in Southbridge: 137.9 (high, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Southbridge, MA (2000)
    • 9,24571.8%White alone
    • 3,07323.9%Hispanic
    • 2311.8%Asian alone
    • 1791.4%Two or more races
    • 890.7%Black alone
    • 470.4%American Indian alone
    • 90.07%Other race alone
    • 50.04%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Massachusetts and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Southbridge, Massachusetts as of May 13, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Southbridge is 401 to 1.


Crime rates in Southbridge by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(40.4)
8
(46.8)
4
(23.7)
7
(41.1)
10
(57.8)
3
(17.8)
2
(11.8)
11
(65.2)
11
(65.3)
7
(41.5)
13
(77.3)
11
(65.2)
6
(35.4)
21
(124.8)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
16
(92.3)
12
(70.1)
10
(59.2)
7
(41.1)
9
(52.0)
6
(35.7)
13
(76.8)
14
(83.0)
11
(65.3)
13
(77.1)
4
(23.8)
3
(17.8)
9
(53.2)
3
(17.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
53
(305.7)
92
(537.7)
66
(390.9)
61
(358.6)
83
(479.6)
52
(309.1)
48
(283.6)
57
(337.9)
40
(237.3)
48
(284.8)
35
(208.1)
74
(438.9)
73
(431.1)
55
(326.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
154
(888.2)
206
(1,204)
172
(1,019)
150
(881.7)
118
(681.9)
199
(1,183)
183
(1,081)
149
(883.2)
140
(830.5)
160
(949.2)
54
(321.1)
55
(326.2)
55
(324.8)
50
(297.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
177
(1,021)
199
(1,163)
199
(1,178)
195
(1,146)
231
(1,335)
222
(1,320)
234
(1,383)
236
(1,399)
220
(1,305)
224
(1,329)
214
(1,272)
213
(1,263)
237
(1,400)
172
(1,022)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(138.4)
25
(146.1)
30
(177.7)
18
(105.8)
13
(75.1)
25
(148.6)
11
(65.0)
22
(130.4)
13
(77.1)
14
(83.1)
14
(83.2)
15
(89.0)
12
(70.9)
16
(95.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(23.1)
6
(35.1)
5
(29.6)
6
(35.3)
4
(23.1)
10
(59.4)
5
(29.5)
10
(59.3)
8
(47.5)
0
(0.0)
5
(29.7)
2
(11.9)
1
(5.9)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index235.2308.5247.5233.0264.9234.3225.4272.9235.7251.4190.6225.8226.7239.9

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Southbridge, MA

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 45 (34 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.02
Massachusetts average:

2.37
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Southbridge, MA City Guides:

Ancestries: French (21.7%), French Canadian (13.5%), Irish (11.9%), Italian (8.9%), Polish (7.2%), English (5.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 489 feet

Land area: 5.25 square miles.

Population density: 2,594 people per square mile   (average).

Southbridge, Massachusetts map

679 residents are foreign born (1.6% Asia, 1.5% Europe, 1.1% North America, 1.0% Latin America).

This place:

5.3%
Massachusetts:

12.2%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Southbridge CDP:

1.3% ($1,343)
Massachusetts:

1.3% ($2,336)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Worcester, MA (17.8 miles , pop. 172,648).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (51.4 miles , pop. 589,141).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (127.7 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

Nearest cities:

Southbridge Town, MA (1.1 miles ),
Sturbridge, MA (1.4 miles ),
Fiskdale, MA (2.1 miles ),
Charlton, MA (2.3 miles ),
Holland, MA (2.5 miles ),
Dudley, MA (2.5 miles ),
Quinebaug, CT (2.6 miles ),
Woodstock, CT (2.9 miles )

Latitude: 42.08 N, Longitude: 72.04 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +63 (+0.5%)
Workers who live and work in this place: 1,803 (33.0%)

Area codes: 508, 774

Distribution of median household income in Southbridge, MA in 2019
Southbridge satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 22 buildings, average cost: $69,700
  • 1998: 23 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2001: 20 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2002: 22 buildings, average cost: $69,800
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2005: 21 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2006: 18 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2007: 15 buildings, average cost: $82,600
  • 2008: 14 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2009: 21 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2010: 20 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2011: 15 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2013: 16 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2014: 23 buildings, average cost: $135,700
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $110,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2019: 14 buildings, average cost: $170,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Southbridge, MA residents
Average permit cost in Southbridge, MA
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Massachusetts:

6.2%
Historical population in Southbridge, MA
Historical housing units in Southbridge, MA
Most common industries in Southbridge, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.5%)
  • Educational services (5.8%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.6%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Metal & metal products (9.3%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.3%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.9%)
  • Educational services (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (17.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.8%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7.6%)
  • Educational services (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Southbridge, MA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)

Average climate in Southbridge, Massachusetts

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Southbridge, Massachusetts environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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 73.3. This is about average.

City:

73.3
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.280. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.4 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 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.2
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.473. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.473
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.9
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.42
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Southbridge-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Massachusetts state average. It is 19% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/9/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 27.9 miles away from the Southbridge place center killed 90 people and injured 1228 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

On 10/3/1979, a category F4 tornado 34.1 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 500 people and caused between $50,000,000 and $500,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Southbridge-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Massachusetts state average. It is 71% 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 174.3 miles away from Southbridge center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi) earthquake occurred 187.9 miles away from the city 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) earthquake occurred 186.8 miles away from Southbridge 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 100.8 miles away from Southbridge center
On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi) earthquake occurred 126.3 miles away from the city 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 224.5 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 (15).
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).
Southbridge topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Southbridge:

  • HARRINGTON MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, 100 SOUTH STREET)
  • LIBERTY HOUSE (84 CHAPIN ST)
  • PROVIDENCE HOUSE N H OF SOUTHBRIDGE (84 CHAPIN ST)
  • RADIUS HEALTHCARE-SOUTHBRIDGE (84 CHAPIN STREET)

Airports located in Southbridge:

Amtrak station near Southbridge:

  • 18 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.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Southbridge:

  • College of the Holy Cross (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,125)
  • Clark University (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,687)
  • Worcester State University (about 17 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,426)
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute (about 18 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 3,930)
  • Assumption College (about 19 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 2,580)
  • Quinsigamond Community College (about 21 miles; Worcester, MA; FT enrollment: 5,877)
  • University of Connecticut (about 22 miles; Storrs, CT; FT enrollment: 22,037)

Public high school in Southbridge:

  • SOUTHBRIDGE MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 132 TORREY ROAD, Grades: 6-12)

Private high school in Southbridge:

  • SOUTHBRIDGE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 22, Location: 26 ELLIS RD, Grades: 3-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Southbridge:

  • WEST STREET (Students: 460, Location: 156 WEST STREET, Grades: 1-5)
  • EASTFORD ROAD (Students: 392, Location: 120 EASTFORD ROAD, Grades: PK-2)
  • CHARLTON STREET (Students: 384, Location: 220 CHARLTON STREET, Grades: 1-5)

Private elementary/middle school in Southbridge:

  • TRINITY CATHOLIC ACADEMY (Students: 194, Location: 11 PINE ST, Grades: PK-8)
See full list of schools located in Southbridge

Library in Southbridge:

  • JACOB EDWARDS LIBRARY (Operating income: $511,653; Location: 236 MAIN ST.; 84,398 books; 930 e-books; 4,526 audio materials; 3,729 video materials; 5 local licensed databases; 34 state licensed databases; 171 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Southbridge: Globe Village (A), Southbridge Townhall (B), Southbridge Fire Department Station 1 Headquarters (C), David C O'Brien Library Media Center (D), Mary E Wells Junior High School Media Center (E), Southbridge Town Hall (F), Joshua Hyde Public Library (G), Globe Village Fire House (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Southbridge include: Faith Baptist Church (A), Southbridge Methodist Church (B), Saint Georges Greek Orthodox Church (C), Notre Dame Church (D), Iglesia Pentacostal Alpha Lota (E), Holy Trinity Church (F), Elm Street Congregational Church (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Georges Cemetery (1), Saint Marys Cemetery (2), Oak Ridge Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Carpenter Pond (A), Number Two Reservoir (B), Number One Reservoir (C), Westville Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hatchet Brook (A), Cady Brook (B), McKinstry Brook (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Southbridge include: Central Mills Historic District (1), Windsor Court Historic District (2), Upper Chapin Street Historic District (3), High School Street Historic District (4), Glover Street Historic District (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Focus Fitness Center (14 Mechanic Street).

Birthplace of: Kenny Dykstra - Professional wrestler, Francis Harper (biologist) - Biologist, William L. Marcy - Politician, Bill Swiacki - Football player, Calvin Paige - Politician, Geraldo Alicea - Member of Massachusetts House of Representatives, John Fitzgerald (center) - Football player.

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 Southbridge and their reported violations in the past:

SOUTHBRIDGE WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 17,302, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/o penalty) issued (OCT-17-2007), St Compliance achieved (OCT-17-2007)

Drinking water stations with addresses in Southbridge that have no violations reported:

  • YMCA CAMP FOSKETT (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Massachusetts:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

61.6%
Whole state:

65.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

9.1%
Whole state:

5.4%


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

18.4%
Whole state:

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

8.8%
Whole state:

4.4%

People in group quarters in Southbridge in 2000:

  • 156 people in nursing homes
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 5 people in religious group quarters

Banks with branches in Southbridge (2011 data):

  • Southbridge Savings Bank: at 253 Main Street # 257, branch established on 1848/04/20; Southbridge Plaza Branch at 495 East Main Street, branch established on 1987/06/01. Info updated 2008/10/14: Bank assets: $419.3 mil, Deposits: $329.4 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Green Valley Bancorp, Mhc
  • Savers Co-operative Bank: Savers Co-Operative Bank at 270 Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/19: Bank assets: $414.6 mil, Deposits: $307.9 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Sovereign Bank, National Association: Southbridge Branch at 249 Main Street, branch established on 1949/01/17. 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.

For population 15 years and over in Southbridge:

Marital status in Southbridge, MA
  • Never married: 28.6%
  • Now married: 46.7%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 8.6%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

For population 25 years and over in Southbridge:

  • High school or higher: 68.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.3
Massachusetts average:

13.1

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Neighborhoods in Southbridge:

(Southbridge, Massachusetts Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Southbridge, 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
Worcester County:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Worcester County:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

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
Here:

7.27 / 10,000 pop.
Massachusetts:

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

8.0%
State:

8.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Worcester County:

24.0%
Massachusetts:

22.5%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.6%
Massachusetts:

16.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

47.6%
State:

49.9%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Southbridge:

44.0%
Massachusetts:

47.1%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.6
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Southbridge:

22.7%
State:

21.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Southbridge:

11.8%
Massachusetts:

10.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
Massachusetts:

6.8

Overweight people:
Southbridge:

32.1%
Massachusetts:

33.4%

General health condition:
This city:

53.9%
Massachusetts:

56.4%

Average condition of hearing:
Southbridge:

78.0%
Massachusetts:

78.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of Southbridge, MA Residents

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 Southbridge, MA
NameCountNameCount
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's1
Blockbuster1Penske1
CVS1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
Dunkin Donuts3Subway1
FedEx2T-Mobile1
GNC1True Value1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Jones New York1UPS1
MasterBrand Cabinets1YMCA1

Strongest AM radio stations in Southbridge:

  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WVNE (760 AM; daytime; 25 kW; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: BLOUNT MASSCOM, INC.)
  • WESO (970 AM; 1 kW; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA)
  • WALE (990 AM; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, RI; Owner: NORTH AMERICAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WKOX (1200 AM; 50 kW; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WEEI (850 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WBIX (1060 AM; 40 kW; NATICK, MA; Owner: LANGER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WAMG (890 AM; 25 kW; DEDHAM, MA; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF DEDHAM LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WARE (1250 AM; 5 kW; WARE, MA; Owner: SUCCESS SIGNAL BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WINY (1350 AM; 5 kW; PUTNAM, CT; Owner: OSBREY BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Southbridge:

  • WWFX (100.1 FM; SOUTHBRIDGE, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WORC-FM (98.9 FM; WEBSTER, MA; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYCM (90.1 FM; CHARLTON, MA; Owner: BAY PATH VOCATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL)
  • WAAF (107.3 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WSRS (96.1 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WFCR (88.5 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WBPR (91.9 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS)
  • WHYN-FM (93.1 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBVC (91.1 FM; POMFRET, CT; Owner: POMFRET SCHOOL)
  • WAMH (89.3 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: TRUSTEES OF AMHERST COLLEGE)
  • WRNX (100.9 FM; AMHERST, MA; Owner: WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RADIO COMPANY)
  • WHUS (91.7 FM; STORRS, CT; Owner: THE BD. OF TRUSTEES, THE UNIV. OF CT)
  • WBMX (98.5 FM; BOSTON, MA; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WICN (90.5 FM; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: WICN PUBLIC RADIO, 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.)
  • WBOS (92.9 FM; BROOKLINE, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WROR-FM (105.7 FM; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Owner: GREATER BOSTON RADIO, INC.)
  • WRCH (100.5 FM; NEW BRITAIN, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Southbridge:

  • WYDN (Channel 48; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC TV CORPORATION)
  • WUNI (Channel 27; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WPXQ (Channel 69; BLOCK ISLAND, RI; Owner: OCEAN STATE TELEVISION, L.L.C.)
  • 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)
  • WTIC-TV (Channel 61; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: TRIBUNE TELEVISION COMPANY)
  • WCRN-LP (Channel 34; LEICESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W11BJ (Channel 11; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: COMMUNICATIONS SITE MANAGEMENT LLC)
  • WHDH-TV (Channel 7; BOSTON, MA; Owner: WHDH-TV)
  • WMFP (Channel 62; LAWRENCE, MA; Owner: WSAH LICENSE, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WTXX (Channel 20; WATERBURY, CT; Owner: WTXX INC.)
  • WFXT (Channel 25; BOSTON, MA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS INC.)
  • WUVN (Channel 18; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WHPX (Channel 26; NEW LONDON, CT; Owner: PAXSON HARTFORD LICENSE, INC.)
  • WNAC-TV (Channel 64; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: WNAC, LLC)
  • WPRI-TV (Channel 12; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: TVL BROADCASTING OF RHODE ISLAND, LLC)
  • WJAR (Channel 10; PROVIDENCE, RI; Owner: OUTLET BROADCASTING, INC.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Southbridge: Winthrop D. Putnam.

Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Southbridge fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 59ft / 17.6mTotal length
  • $17,560,000Total costs
  • 64,014Total average daily traffic
  • 3,578Total average daily truck traffic
  • 101,707Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
New bridges in Southbridge, MA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11900-1909
  • 11910-1919
  • 11940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Southbridge, MA
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 4 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED40$147,01139$96,22290$153,56220$54,2134$776,69816$96,570
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$118,3152$96,0007$147,0500$00$01$92,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$125,37112$98,86845$161,31610$69,0250$013$96,721
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN11$163,2123$131,33325$175,2733$93,2670$04$111,950
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$199,5750$07$166,8160$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 7571.00 , 7572.00, 7573.00, 7574.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 3 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3$129,5131$195,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$168,0003$205,687
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$169,5401$227,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$168,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$143,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 7571.00 , 7572.00, 7573.00, 7574.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Southbridge, MA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Southbridge, MA - Value

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 fires per year is 82. The highest number of reported fires - 174 took place in 2002, and the least - 42 in 2017. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Southbridge, MA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (60.1%), and Outside Fires (24.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Southbridge, MA
    • 84260.1%Structure Fires
    • 34024.3%Outside Fires
    • 16111.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 584.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Southbridge, MA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Southbridge, Massachusetts:

  • Southbridge Hotel And Conference Center, 14 Mechanics St, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550 , Phone: (508) 765-8000, Fax: (508) 765-8201
  • Southbridge Hotel, 14 Mechanic St, Southbridge, Massachusetts 01550 , Phone: (508) 765-8000
All 2 fire-safe hotels and motels in Southbridge, Massachusetts
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Southbridge, MA
  • 61.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.5%Utility gas
  • 8.0%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood
  • 0.3%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Southbridge, MA
  • 44.6%Utility gas
  • 29.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 22.1%Electricity
  • 3.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel


Southbridge compared to Massachusetts state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Southbridge on our top lists:

  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: miscellaneous manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: assemblers and fabricators (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: other production occupations including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: nonmetallic mineral products (population 5,000+)"
  • #63 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: vending machine operators (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: publishing, and motion picture and sound recording industries (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: u. s. postal service (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: sewing, needlework, and piece goods stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 (01550) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of French Canadian first ancestries (pop 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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