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Bourne, Massachusetts


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Bourne, Massachusetts

Introduction to Bourne, Massachusetts

Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 15 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 48 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts . The town is included in the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 18,721 people lived in Bourne.

Bourne History

The city of Bourne was originally a part of Sandwich and was first settled in 1640. In 1884, the city was incorporated. In fact, it was the last city in Barnstable County to be incorporated. Bourne was named after Richard Bourne, who served the Massachusetts General Court during the time of settlement. The nation's oldest store, Aptucxet Trading Post, also lies within the city. Bourne is also considered as the "first" town on the Cape, as the gorgeous Bourne Bridge connects the cape with mainland Massachusetts.

Bourne and nearby Attractions

  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Spooky World
  • Franklin Park Zoo

Things To Do In Bourne

The city of Bourne, a medium-sized rural community, features several scenic parks and playgrounds. The Cape Cod Canal that bisects the community offers superb sport fishing, boating and bike trails along its sides. There are number of quiet harbors where you can enjoy shell fishing, boating and swimming. Each year, the city organizes the annual Bourne Scallop Festival in the early September.

Bourne Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.

Bourne Higher Education

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is close to the city.

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Comparative Profile of Bourne, Massachusetts

Comparing Bourne to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).


The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Senior Citizens 8 9
Age of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 6
Racial Diversity 3 6
Female Share of the Population 3 4

Families

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Portion of People Married 6 4
Average Household Size 4 2

Wealth

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
College Educated Adults 7 4
People in Middle Class or Better 7 3
People Above Poverty 6 3
Median Family Income 6 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Walking and Biking to Work 7 8
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Short Commute Times 3 6

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
Housing Recently Built 7 8
People Living Alone 5 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 8
Affordability of Rents 4 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 5

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 5 1

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Bourne Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 15 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 48 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Metro Area Barnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes 02532, 02559
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.741
Longitude -70.599

Bourne 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 EAST WAREHAM
Distance 3.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station HYANNIS
Distance 16.3 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 16.6 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
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Bourne Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 18,721 100%
Male 9,223 49.3%
Female 9,498 50.7%
Under 18 4,091 21.9%
18+ 14,630 78.1%
65+ 3,299 17.6%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.9
White 17,732 94.7%
African-American 261 1.4%
Asian 132 0.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 100 0.5%
Other 185 1%
Mixed Race 309 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 273 1.5%

Estimated Bourne Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 19,356
Growth 635
Growth % 3.4%

Bourne Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 27%
English 14.3%
Italian 12.2%
German 5.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.5%
US/American 5.3%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
French Canadian 3.6%
Swedish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 2.5%
Scottish 2.5%
Portuguese 2.4%
Polish 2.3%
Greek 1.2%
Cape Verdean 1.1%
Lithuanian 0.8%
British 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Dutch 0.6%
Finnish 0.6%
European 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Danish 0.4%
Canadian 0.4%
Russian 0.3%
Celtic 0.2%
Armenian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
Jamaican 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Bourne 18,721 $51,603
Carver 11,163 $61,738
Marion 5,123 $74,265
Mashpee 12,946 $56,702
Rochester 4,581 $67,031
Sandwich 20,136 $66,553
Wareham 20,335 $45,750

Bourne Public Libraries

Library
Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 SANDWICH ROAD
Bourne, Massachusetts
(508) 759-0644
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Bourne High Schools (2004)


(Sorted by Number of Students)

BOURNE HIGH
75 WATERHOUSE RD
508-759-0670
Serves 633 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

UPPER CAPE COD VOC TECH
220 SANDWICH RD
508-759-7711
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 616 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.8

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1. Barnstable, Massachusetts 90.2   27.7% 20.1% 32.2% 24 $54,026 5.2% 8.1% 47,821 8.8% 27 19% 6
2. Atlantic Beach, Florida 86   25.4% 15.4% 38.7% 29 $53,854 6.2% 17.8% 13,368 8.8% 35 1.9% 5.2
3. Tarpon Springs, Florida 85.9   29.9% 24.8% 20.5% 30 $46,316 5.2% 9.9% 21,003 9.8% 38 8.4% 7.3
4. Jupiter, Florida 85.5   25.8% 18.9% 34.7% 24 $64,873 5.2% 5.1% 39,328 4.8% 36.1 14.4% 4.7
5. Greenacres, Florida 83.5   30% 23.6% 17.4% 28 $41,250 6.1% 16.8% 27,569 7.2% 47.6 8.4% 10.2
6. Titusville, Florida 82.6   29.9% 20.8% 19.2% 25 $42,453 5.7% 16.2% 40,670 12.4% 40.2 3.4% 9.9
7. Webster, Massachusetts 82.6   31.7% 16.7% 15.9% 26 $48,898 6.6% 5.2% 16,415 11% 22.8 2.8% 7.4
8. Casselberry, Florida 81.8   31.1% 14.5% 18.5% 28 $45,354 5.5% 14.4% 22,629 8.8% 40.6 1.1% 6.7
9. Palm Bay, Florida 79.2   21.7% 14.7% 16.7% 26 $41,636 6.1% 18.5% 79,413 9.5% 29.4 2% 6.4
10. Orange, Massachusetts 78.7   28.5% 14.4% 15.9% 26 $44,128 5.5% 3.7% 7,518 7.8% 23.5 2% 5.5
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