Millville, Massachusetts

Millville, Massachusetts
Millville, Massachusetts
—  Town  —
Udor Tower, Millville
Location in Worcester County in Massachusetts
Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 71°34′53″W / 42.02778°N 71.58139°W / 42.02778; -71.58139Coordinates: 42°01′40″N 71°34′53″W / 42.02778°N 71.58139°W / 42.02778; -71.58139
Country United States
State Massachusetts
County Worcester
Settled 1662
Incorporated 1916
 – Type Open town meeting
 – Total 5.0 sq mi (12.9 km2)
 – Land 4.9 sq mi (12.8 km2)
 – Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 230 ft (70 m)
Population (2010)
 – Total 3,190
 – Density 640.5/sq mi (247.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 – Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 01529
Area code(s) 508 / 774
FIPS code 25-41585
GNIS feature ID 0618374

Millville is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 3,190 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Providence metropolitan area.[1]



Millville Lock, Blackstone Canal

Millville was first settled in 1662, and officially incorporated in 1916 by division from Blackstone, Massachusetts (which had itself originally been part of Mendon). This region was originally inhabited by the Nipmuck people.

Millville is in the Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor and has a well-preserved lock which was used on the Blackstone Canal in the early 19th century. It also has a historic Friends Meetinghouse. In the first two decades of the 20th century, baseball great Gabby Hartnett, born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island, grew up in Millville, played youth baseball in the Blackstone Valley League, and played for the Chicago Cubs, beginning in 1922.[2] It has recently been discovered that the town's population in the early 1900s until around 1980 was almost 98% Irish Catholic.[citation needed] A Swedish population evidently settled here, and a local cemetery in Uxbridge was their burial site, Norden cemetery, near the Millville line.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.0 square miles (13 km2), of which 4.9 square miles (13 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), or 1.40%, is water.


As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 2,724 people, 923 households, and 719 families residing in the town. The population density was 552.1 people per square mile (213.3/km²). There were 958 housing units at an average density of 194.2 per square mile (75.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.72% White, 0.77% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.26% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.

There were 923 households out of which 44.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.8% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 15.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.95 and the average family size was 3.33.

In the town the population was spread out with 31.2% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 37.1% from 25 to 44, 17.5% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $57,000, and the median income for a family was $61,513. Males had a median income of $42,407 versus $29,758 for females. The per capita income for the town was $20,497. About 4.6% of families and 5.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

Adjacent Towns


County government: Worcester County
Clerk of Courts: Dennis P. McManus (D)
District Attorney: Joseph D. Early, Jr. (D)
Register of Deeds: Anthony J. Vigliotti (D)
Register of Probate: Stephen Abraham (D)
County Sheriff: Lew Evangelidis (R)
State government
State Representative(s): Ryan Fattman (R)
State Senator(s): Richard T. Moore (D)
Governor's Councilor(s): Jen Caissie (R)
Federal government
U.S. Representative(s): Richard E. Neal (D-2nd District),
U.S. Senators: John Kerry (D), Scott Brown (R)


The Millville public library was established in 1919. [10][11] In fiscal year 2008, the town of Millville spent 0.78% ($36,100) of its budget on its public library—some $12 per person.[12]


  1. ^ "Update of Statistical area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF). pp. 52,108,150. Archived from the original on 2007-06-04. Retrieved 2007-06-11. 
  2. ^ Murphy, James A (1983 and?). From a Mill Town to Cooperstown, the story of Gabby Harnett. Smithtown, NY and Florida: Exposition Press. ISBN 13:9780682499910. 
  3. ^ "TOTAL POPULATION (P1), 2010 Census Summary File 1, All County Subdivisions within Massachusetts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 13, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Massachusetts by Place and County Subdivision - GCT-T1. Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  5. ^ "1990 Census of Population, General Population Characteristics: Massachusetts". US Census Bureau. December 1990. Table 76: General Characteristics of Persons, Households, and Families: 1990. 1990 CP-1-23. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  6. ^ "1980 Census of the Population, Number of Inhabitants: Massachusetts". US Census Bureau. December 1981. Table 4. Populations of County Subdivisions: 1960 to 1980. PC80-1-A23. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  7. ^ "1950 Census of Population". Bureau of the Census. 1952. Section 6, Pages 21-10 and 21-11, Massachusetts Table 6. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1930 to 1950. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  8. ^ "1920 Census of Population". Bureau of the Census. Number of Inhabitants, by Counties and Minor Civil Divisions. Pages 21-5 through 21-7. Massachusetts Table 2. Population of Counties by Minor Civil Divisions: 1920, 1910, and 1920. Retrieved July 12, 2011. 
  9. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  10. ^ 30th Report of the Free Public Library Commission of Massachusetts. Boston: Wright & Potter, 1920.
  11. ^ Millville Library. Retrieved 2010-11-10
  12. ^ July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008; cf. The FY2008 Municipal Pie: What’s Your Share? Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Board of Library Commissioners. Boston: 2009. Available: Municipal Pie Reports. Retrieved 2010-08-04

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