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Overview

Introduction to Attleboro, Massachusetts

Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NE of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It's situated in the southeastern portion of the state. In the past, it was known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World" due to its numerous jewelry manufactures. The city is still home to jewelry related businesses.

Attleboro features numerous red brick mill buildings. The Ten Mile River flows through the center of the city. Attleboro includes industry and a large number of residential areas. A vast number of residents commute to Boston and Providence.

Attleboro History

It was incorporated as the town of Attleborough in 1694. in 1914 it was reincorporated as the city of Attleboro. The name was given in tribute to a British town. Beginning in 1913 jewelry manufacturing was thriving with L.G. Balfour Company having a major role.

Attleboro Attractions

  • Attleboro Arts Museum.
  • Capron Park includes a popular zoo.
  • Attleboro Area Industrial Museum.
  • LaSalette Shrine offers a light display during the Christmas season that attracts visitors from all over the area.
  • L.G. Balfour Riverwalk is located near the business district.
  • The Women at Work Museum.
  • Dodgeville Mill.
  • L.G. Balfour jewelry plant.
  • Museum at the Mill.
  • Triboro Youth Theatre/Triboro Musical Theatre.

Attleboro Activities

The Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife. Nearby Boston offers a wide assortment of activities, professional sports and entertainment. The Blue Hills offer picturesque views of the fall foliage. The region's Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain is a large scenic acreage and includes Peters Hill. The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located in the county.

Attleboro Higher Education

Attleboro is home to a branch of Bristol Community College.

Attleboro Transportation

The MBTA offers commuter rail transportation and connects with downtown Boston.

People

Total Population 43,774
Male Share of the Population 49.3%
Female Share of the Population 50.7%
Senior Citizens 13.2%
Employed Population 16+ 22,334
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 52.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.2%
Median Earnings25+ $42,416
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,788
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,254

Wealth

Median Family Income $77,403
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.3%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $273,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 16.4%
US/American 0.5%
English 15%
Irish 26.7%

Attleboro Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles NE of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02703
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.944
Longitude -71.286

Attleboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station TAUNTON
Distance 11.7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station WEST MEDWAY
Distance 15.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Attleboro, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Attleboro (02703)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Foxborough 5,013 $78,599
Mansfield 23,389 $114,326
North Attleborough 28,779 $98,775
Norton 19,280 $104,176
Plainville 8,581 $113,324
Rehoboth 11,742 $94,219

Attleboro Public Libraries

Library
Attleboro Public Library
74 NORTH MAIN STREET
Attleboro, Massachusetts
(508) 222-0157
Library Web Site

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Attleboro Hospitals

STURDY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
211 PARK STREET
(508) 222-5200
Emergency Service: Yes

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100 RATHBUN WILLARD DRIVE
508-222-5150
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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