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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 1,148
Male Share of the Population 43.6%
Female Share of the Population 56.4%
Senior Citizens 30.4%
Employed Population 16+ 548
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 58.1%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 45.5%
Median Earnings25+ $52,204
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $40,833

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,854
% Above Poverty Level 85.9%
% Below Poverty Level 14.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 23.2%
Median Gross Rent $947
Median House Value $396,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.5%
US/American 0%
English 9.3%
Irish 39.1%

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Carver 11,541 $87,569
Marion 4,935 $82,399
Mashpee 13,988 $80,250
Rochester 5,348 $105,731
Sandwich 2,847 $93,214
Wareham 22,247 $75,162

Bourne Public Libraries

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