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Southbridge

The Town of Southbridge, Massachusetts was incorporated in 1816. Southbridge is one of fourteen Massachusetts municipalities that have applied for, and been granted, city forms of government but wish to retain “The town of” in their official names. The Town of Southbridge is located just north of the Connecticut border in the Quinebaug River Valley of south-central Massachusetts. Comprised of approximately 21 square miles, Southbridge is an eclectic blend of hilly and flat, farmland and developed land, industry and downtown, and suburban, urban, and rural neighborhoods. Southbridge has a long history of manufacturing optical products, earning it the unofficial title “Eye of the Commonwealth”, in reference to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

CMRPC Commissioners

Each of CMRPC’s member communities have designated Commissioners who are part of the governing body of CMRPC.

Planning Board Appointment(s)
Cassandra Acly (Delegate)
David Livengood (Delegate)

Select Board Appointment(s)
David Adams (Delegate)
Vacant (Alternate)

Resources

You can find these documents in CMRPC’s Resource Library, along with hundreds of other documents and reports from across the region.

Southbridge Open Space & Recreation Plan (2004)
Southbridge Hazard Mitigation Plan (2019)

Southbridge by the Numbers

The CMRPC Community Snapshots are a planning tool for member communities and the public which includes commonly requested information on the region and CMRPC member communities. The data is presented in the form of interactive tables, charts and dashboards. This page presents a mix of data in the areas of Population, Economy, Environmental Justice, Housing, Education, Transportation from a range of authoritative sources. For more information on the source of the data used to develop the CMRPC Community Snapshots View the Data Matrix. The Community Snapshots are under continues development if there are any additions you would like to see please let us know by taking the survey at the bottom on this page. If you are using a mobile device or a small format screen this page my not display correctly.


Population and Demographics

Population and demographic information available from the US Census Bureau provide the basic distribution of characteristics of the town population as well as total town population projections to the year 2050 from the most recent CMRPC Socio-Economic Projections effort.


Economy and Housing

Economy and housing information from the US Census Bureau as well as Massachusetts Agencies and department provides basic information on the availability and characteristics the towns housing stock as well as information on the occupation and income of its residents.


Transportation

Transportation information from the US Census Bureau as well as MassDOT and the CMRPC provide information on commute times and vehicle availability the observed conditions of the pedestrian network and traffic volumes.

CMRPC Pedestrian Network Inventory

CMRPC Traffic Counting Database


Open Space and Trails

Open Space and Trails information from MassGIS, MA EOEEA, and the CMRPC provide information on open space by public access, purpose and owner as well as trails data from MassDOT and the CMRPC


Find Your Community

Select a community on the map to learn more about how CMRPC is planning for the future for each municipality in the region.

Municipalities and governmental entities are allowed to contract directly with CMRPC in accordance with MGL Chapter 30B Sections 1 (b) (3) and (b) (9). Contract with CMRPC, contact CMRPC’s Executive Director, Janet Pierce at jpierce@cmrpc.org

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