Shrewsbury Statistics

Shrewsbury is located in Eastern Massachusetts ideally located between Worcester, the 2nd-largest city in New England, and the Route 495 Corridor.

It is bordered on the west by the City of Worcester with recreational Lake Quinsigamond in between and bordered on the east by towns Northborough and Westborough.
State of Massachusetts
The Town of Shrewsbury's top priorities are:
  • Diversifying the tax base by welcoming businesses
  • Maintaining municipal services
  • Preserving an excellent school system
The Town of Shrewsbury is committed to providing the highest level of services while remaining an affordable place to live.

  • Population: 33,000
  • 12,000 households
  • Single tax rate: $10.67* per $1,000
  • Municipal water and sewer
  • Municipally operated electric, CATV, telephone, and internet
  • Utility rates ranging 20-30% below industry averages
  • Committed to developing and expanding commercial and industrial tax base
  • Establishment of popular Lakeway Business District
* Fiscal Year 2011 tax rate

About the Town
Shrewsbury is a proud New England town, incorporated in 1727 and today provides recreation, restaurants, and a myriad of businesses to the city of Worcester and neighboring towns.

Shrewsbury is governed by traditional New England town government with:
  • An appointed Finance Committee
  • An appointed Town Manager
  • An elected 5-member Board of Selectmen
  • An elected representative Town Meeting
It is proud to be served by its own police and fire departments and has its own senior center, public library, and recreational parks. Shrewsbury has a history of commitment to infrastructure and has a newly built high school, middle school, and fire stations.