Introduction to Carver, Massachusetts

Carver, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles SW of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 36 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area.

Carver History

The town of Carver was incorporated in 1790. It was named after John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. Savery's Avenue, America’s first divided highway, is located in Carver. In 1861, the highway was opened to the public by William Savery. The cranberry harvest of the town became the largest in the world during the 1940, and is still one of the major businesses of Carver. In 1949, a narrow-gauge railroad called Edaville Railroad was opened.

Carver and nearby Attractions

  • Edaville Station
  • Myles Standish State Forest
  • Fuller Museum of Art
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

Things To Do In Carver

Carver is known as the "Cranberry Capital of the World". Carver is well known for its festival of lights during Christmas time. In addition, the town organizes King Richard's Renaissance Fair on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day. It is a re-creation of the 16th century English fair and is one of the largest Renaissance fairs in Massachusetts.

Carver Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport.

Carver Higher Education

Bridgewater State College serves the area.


Total Population 11,562
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 5,865
Age of the Population 45


% of people married 59.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21%
Median Earnings25+ $44,984
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,556
Median Earnings With High School Degree $37,143


Median Family Income $86,755
% Above Poverty Level 96.4%
% Below Poverty Level 3.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%


People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,387
Median House Value $265,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.6%
US/American 0%
English 15.9%
Irish 27.4%

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

Carver Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02330
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02355, 02366
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.883
Longitude -70.763

Carver Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Distance 10.5 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
Distance 25.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

East Carver (02355)

North Carver (02355)

South Carver (02366)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Halifax 7,684 $88,025
Kingston 6,211 $87,325
Middleborough 23,708 $90,913
Plymouth 7,532 $65,938
Plympton 2,868 $94,551
Wareham 22,360 $71,738

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

Carver Public Libraries

Carver Public Library
Carver, Massachusetts
(508) 866-3415

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Carver High Schools

Serves 556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11

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