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Overview

Introduction to Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles SW of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 52 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New Bedford metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 30,666 people lived in Dartmouth.

Dartmouth History

Dartmouth was initially settled in 1652. The name Dartmouth was based upon the town of the same name in Devon, England. This was the place from where the Puritans left for America. The town was incorporated in 1664. Though the region started out as an agricultural community, it later developed into a resort.

Dartmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Buttonswood Park Zoo
  • Horseneck Beach
  • Grinnell Congregate Home
  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park
  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Things To Do In Dartmouth

Dartmouth has a beach, as well as several parks. A number of rivers also flow through this town. These areas are excellent for recreational activities. People can visit the parks and the rivers of Dartmouth to relax and also participate in various activities. The are also some interesting museums are in and around Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Transportation

New Bedford Regional Airport is just minutes from Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts is nearby.

People

Total Population 34,384
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 17.4%
Employed Population 16+ 16,387
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 44.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.6%
Median Earnings25+ $42,194
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,682
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,509

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,269
% Above Poverty Level 93.5%
% Below Poverty Level 6.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $960
Median House Value $314,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.5%
US/American 0.1%
English 11%
Irish 15%

Dartmouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 3 miles SW of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 52 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 02747, 02748
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02714
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.6
Longitude -70.98

Dartmouth 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 NEW BEDFORD
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 13.1 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
Station EDGARTOWN
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Nonquitt (02748)

North Dartmouth (02747)

Padanaram The Packet (02748)

South Dartmouth (02748)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acushnet 10,329 $85,833
Fairhaven 15,971 $76,266
Marion 4,935 $82,399
Mattapoisett 6,138 $84,063
New Bedford 94,873 $45,506
Westport 15,647 $94,151

Dartmouth Public Libraries

Library
Dartmouth Public Libraries
732 DARTMOUTH ST.
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
(508) 999-0726

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Dartmouth High Schools

DARTMOUTH HIGH
555 BAKERVILLE ROAD
508-961-2700
Serves 1,289 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.3

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