Total housing units: 1,997
Total distressed units: 61
Distressed units per 1,000 housing units: 30.5
A neighbor directly to the east of Winchendon, Ashburnham has seen a much larger jump in the number of distressed properties per thousand: from 11.6 a year ago to 30.5 last month, which is a whopping 164 percent increase.
Pictured: The library inside Cushing Academy in Ashburnham.