According to allpubliclibraries, Mendon, Massachusetts is located in the Blackstone Valley area of Worcester County. It has a population of about 7,000 people, and the median age is 40. The town is made up of two villages: Mendon and Hopedale. The geography of Mendon consists of rolling hills and valleys with a few small ponds scattered throughout the area. The climate in Mendon is typical for New England with hot summers and cold winters.
The history of Mendon dates back to 1660 when it was first settled by Europeans. It was incorporated as a town in 1780. During the Revolutionary War, it was home to several military encampments and battles were fought nearby. In 1856, Hopedale became its own village within the town. During the Industrial Revolution, both villages grew rapidly due to its proximity to the Blackstone River which provided an important source of power for mills and factories in the area.
Politics in Mendon are currently dominated by Republican candidates at both local and state levels. On a national level, it leans toward Democratic candidates as well as on social issues such as gay marriage and abortion rights.
The economy in Mendon is largely driven by tourism due to its proximity to Boston, Worcester, Providence, Newport, and other popular destinations in New England. There are also many small businesses that provide services such as auto repair shops, restaurants, retail stores, etc., which help to keep the local economy afloat during difficult times
Mendon has two public schools: Nipmuc Regional High School (grades 9-12) and Memorial Elementary School (grades K-8). There are also several private schools in the area such as St Anne’s Academy (K-8) and St Sebastian’s Catholic School (K-6).
There are many landmarks located throughout Mendon including historic homes from colonial times such as Old Iron Works House on Main Street; historic churches like Union Church; parks such as Cutler Park; cemeteries like Old Burial Hill; trails like Old Colony Nature Pathway; lakes like Lake Nipmuc; conserved lands like Robinson Pond Wildlife Sanctuary; museums like Uxbridge Historical Society Museum; gardens like Crane Garden; art galleries like Art Complex Museum; theaters like Blackstone Valley Theatre Guild Playhouse; libraries such as Uxbridge Free Public Library; monuments such as Monument Square Memorial Park; sports fields such as Lions Field Baseball Complex; nature centers such as Mass Audubon’s Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary & Education Center ;and golf courses including Pine Ridge Country Club.
Population: 5,286. Estimated population in July 2020: 5,754 (+8.9% change)
Males: 2,623 (49.6%), Females: 2,663 (50.4%)
Median resident age: 37.1 years
Median household income: $71,164
Median house value: $240,300
Races in Mendon:
- White Non-Hispanic (97.3%)
- Hispanic (1.0%)
- Two or more races (0.9%)
Ancestries: Irish (27.5%), Italian (23.4%), English (19.7%), German (10.7%), French (9.5%), Polish (4.9%).
Elevation: 330 feet
Mendon, Massachusetts is a small town located in Worcester County. The population of Mendon is estimated to be around 7,000 people. It has a mix of rural and suburban neighborhoods, with many houses on large lots throughout the town. The median age of the population is around 40 years old and the median household income is above the state average. The town offers a variety of recreational activities for its residents, including walking trails, golf courses, and fishing spots. It also has several local businesses that serve the community, such as restaurants, grocery stores, and shops. Education is important in Mendon and there are several schools in the area such as elementary schools, middle schools, high schools and colleges. The town also has several churches that serve its diverse population. Additionally, Mendon is home to two state parks: Purgatory Chasm State Reservation and Wrentham State Forest which offer plenty of outdoor activities for visitors to enjoy year-round. Overall Mendon is a friendly community with plenty of amenities to enjoy by both locals and visitors alike.
For population 25 years and over in Mendon
- High school or higher: 93.2%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 35.9%
- Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
- Unemployed: 1.2%
- Mean travel time to work: 29.2 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Mendon town
- Never married: 17.9%
- Now married: 71.8%
- Separated: 1.7%
- Widowed: 4.5%
- Divorced: 4.0%
2.6% Foreign born (1.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia).
Hospitals/medical centers near Mendon:
- MILFORD WHITINSVILLE REG HOSPITAL (about 4 miles; MILFORD, MA)
- LANDMARK MEDICAL CENTER INC (about 8 miles; WOONSOCKET, RI)
- REHAB HOSP OF R I (about 9 miles; NORTH SMITHFIELD, RI)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Mendon:
- WORCESTER REGIONAL (about 25 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Abbreviation: ORH)
- THEODORE FRANCIS GREEN STATE (about 29 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Abbreviation: PVD)
- LAURENCE G HANSCOM FLD (about 32 miles; BEDFORD, MA; Abbreviation: BED)
Other public-use airports nearest to Mendon:
- HOPEDALE INDUSTRIAL PARK (about 4 miles; HOPEDALE, MA; Abbreviation: 1B6)
- NORFOLK (about 13 miles; NORFOLK, MA; Abbreviation: 32M)
- NORTH CENTRAL STATE (about 14 miles; PAWTUCKET, RI; Abbreviation: SFZ)
Amtrak stations near Mendon:
- 16 miles: FRAMINGHAM (443 WAVERLY ST.). Services: public payphones, snack bar, paid short-term parking, taxi stand, public transit connection.
- 20 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 and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Mendon:
- BRYANT COLLEGE (about 15 miles; SMITHFIELD, RI; Full-time enrollment: 2,926)
- FRAMINGHAM STATE COLLEGE (about 18 miles; FRAMINGHAM, MA; Full-time enrollment: 4,185)
- PROVIDENCE COLLEGE (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 4,456)
- RHODE ISLAND COLLEGE (about 20 miles; PROVIDENCE, RI; Full-time enrollment: 6,208)
- COLLEGE OF THE HOLY CROSS (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,808)
- CLARK UNIVERSITY (about 21 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 2,563)
- WORCESTER POLYTECHNIC INSTITUTE (about 22 miles; WORCESTER, MA; Full-time enrollment: 3,426)
Private high school in Mendon:
- BETHANY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 189; Location: 15 CAPE RD; Grades: PK – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Mendon:
- MISCOE HILL SCHOOL (Students: 636; Location: 148 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 06)
- HENRY P CLOUGH (Students: 413; Location: 148 NORTH AVENUE; Grades: KG – 03)
Private primary/middle school in Mendon:
- MENDON MENNONITE SCHOOL (Students: 17; Location: 70 CAPE ROAD; Grades: 1 – 10)
Library in Mendon:
- TAFT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $115,516; Location: MAIN ST.; 29,483 books; 234 audio materials; 732 video materials; 50 serial subscriptions)