About Sutton

Community Profile

The Town of Sutton is a rural community located in the heart of the Blackstone Valley, minutes from Worcester and the Mass Pike and just 15 minutes from the Rhode Island border. Our excellent schools, rural character, and safe surroundings make Sutton the ideal environment to live and to raise a family.


The Town of Sutton is located in central Massachusetts (Worcester County) in an area known as the Blackstone Valley. The Town is located along Route 146 and is 8 miles south of Worcester, 30 miles north of Providence and 46 miles southwest of Boston. Sutton is bordered by the towns of Millbury, Grafton, Northbridge, Uxbridge, Douglas and Oxford. The town consists of five villages - - Sutton Center, Manchaug, Wilkinsonville, West Sutton, and South Sutton.

Population & Income

According to the 2010 U.S. census, Sutton had a population of 8,875. The local census shows a population of 9,355 for 2012. The median household income in 2011 inflation adjusted dollars according to the 2010 U.S. census is $109,130.  

Local Economy

Manufacturing and Retail Sales and Service are the leading industries in Sutton and the Blackstone Valley. Sutton is home to such regionally and nationally known firms as Unified2 (formerly Atlas Box), Polyvinyl Films (maker of Stretchtite plastic wrap), Vaillancourt Folk Art and many others.


The Town of Sutton boasts a strong transportation network with Route 146, convenient access to I-290 and the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90).


Sutton is the home to an outstanding pre-k through grade 12 educational system. You can learn more here.


The Town of Sutton offers a wide array of recreational opportunities in a rural setting. Sutton is home to Purgatory Chasm State Park, Lakes Singletary and Manchaug as well as town owned recreational areas including Marion’s Camp with a lake beach and Shaw Farm that offers walking trails. There are also campgrounds, golf courses, and horseback riding facilities and other types of recreational facilities.