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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. About 15,314 people live in Bellingham.

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

Things To Do In Bellingham

The city has numerous well-maintained parks. These are great places to hang out with family members and friends. Food lovers can have a great time enjoying the popular dishes in the various restaurants dotting the city. There are also many historic sites worth visiting in and around the area.

Bellingham Transportation

The nearest major airport to Bellingham is Boston Logan International.

Bellingham Higher Education

Bryant college serves the city.

People

Total Population 5,055
Male Share of the Population 44.7%
Female Share of the Population 55.3%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,860
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 26.4%
Median Earnings25+ $45,651
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $14,671
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,940

Wealth

Median Family Income $89,845
% Above Poverty Level 99.6%
% Below Poverty Level 0.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 31%
Median Gross Rent $1,332
Median House Value $247,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.9%
US/American 1.2%
English 17.6%
Irish 33.6%

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 9,055 $88,708
Hopedale 3,858 $111,875
Medway 12,965 $133,311
Mendon 5,895 $120,905
Milford 25,422 $74,775

Bellingham Public Libraries

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

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

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Student/teacher ratio: 6

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