Southbridge, Massachusetts

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Southbridge, Massachusetts
Town
Town of Southbridge[*]
Southbridge Town Hall
Flag of Southbridge, Massachusetts
Flag
Official seal of Southbridge, Massachusetts
Seal
Nickname(s): 
The Eye of the Commonwealth[1]
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Location in Worcester County and the state of Massachusetts.
Southbridge, Massachusetts is located in the United States
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Southbridge, Massachusetts
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 42°04′30″N 72°02′02″W / 42.07500°N 72.03389°W / 42.07500; -72.03389
CountryUnited States
StateMassachusetts
CountyWorcester
Settled1730
Incorporated1816
Government
 • TypeCouncil-manager
 • Town ManagerMichael McCall
 • Town CouncilDavid Adams
Joseph Cotrona
John Daniel
(Vice-Chairman)
John Jovan, Jr.
(Chairman)

Scott Lazo
Michael Marketti
Joseph Daou
Richard Nash
George Steeves
Area
 • Total20.86 sq mi (54.03 km2)
 • Land20.24 sq mi (52.42 km2)
 • Water0.62 sq mi (1.61 km2)
Elevation
489 ft (149 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total16,719
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
16,878
 • Density833.98/sq mi (322.00/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern)
ZIP code
01550
Area code(s)508 / 774
FIPS code25-63270
GNIS feature ID0618383
Websiteci.southbridge.ma.us

Southbridge is a city in the American state of Massachusetts. The city's nickname is "The Eye of the Commonwealth". It has a population of about 18,000.

Southbridge has a lot of history and tradition. The city was once home to the largest optical manufacturer in the world: American Optical. American Optical moved somewhere in Mexico where workers would be paid smaller wages. It is now called the Mexican Optical. Southbridge has a great economy. It is often called a mixing pot of cultures. There are many different ethnic groups in Southbridge.

Population[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. Seen in the official town seal.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 25, 2020.
  3. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.