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Overview

Introduction to Bellingham, Massachusetts

Bellingham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 13 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Bellingham History

There is not much historical evidence regarding any tribal communities in the land that became Bellingham. The region was very swampy in the past and was not considered worthy of settlement. However, things changed gradually and by 1718, the village petitioned for a separate identity. It was officially incorporated as a town on November 27, 1719. The region was originally named "Westham," but at the time of incorporation its name was changed to Bellingham. It was named in the honor of Richard Bellingham, the three time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Bellingham and nearby Attractions

  • Bellingham Parks Department
  • Southwick's Zoo
  • Franklin Recreation
  • Chilson Park
  • Draper Park
  • Blackstone Parks & Recreation

Bellingham Transportation

The nearest major airport to Bellingham is Boston Logan International.

Bellingham Higher Education

Bryant college serves the city.

People

Total Population 5,396
Male Share of the Population 45.3%
Female Share of the Population 54.7%
Senior Citizens 13.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,031
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 49.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,875
% Above Poverty Level 99.3%
% Below Poverty Level 0.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,434
Median House Value $245,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.7%
US/American 1%
English 15.4%
Irish 32.9%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellingham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02019
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.086
Longitude -71.475

Bellingham 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 3.9 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 12.8 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
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Blackstone 9,078 $90,378
Hopedale 3,875 $112,768
Medway 13,069 $137,644
Mendon 5,938 $120,773
Milford 25,729 $81,458

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Bellingham Public Libraries

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Bellingham Public Library
100 BLACKSTONE STREET
Bellingham, Massachusetts
(508) 966-1660

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Bellingham High Schools

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BELLINGHAM HIGH SCHOOL
80 BLACKSTONE STREET
508-966-3761
Serves 782 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.5

PRIMAVERA JR/SR H S
80 HARPIN STREET
508-883-5403
Serves 48 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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