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Overview

Introduction to Easton, Massachusetts

Easton, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 7 miles SW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Brockton metropolitan area.

Easton History

The first settler, Clement Briggs, arrived in Easton in the year 1694. The area used to be called the "East End" of the Taunton North Purchase and when the incorporation of the city took place in 1725, it came to be called "Easton." The Ames Shovel Company was established in 1803. This paved the way for the Union Pacific Railroad, which opened up the West to American Explorers. The city of Easton is governed by a town administrator and an elected committee of selectmen.

Easton and nearby Attractions

  • John F Kennedy Library and Museum
  • Moreau Hall
  • Easton Rod and Gun Club
  • Poquanticut Brook
  • Tisdale Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Church

Things To Do In Easton City

There are has a number of historical sites around the city of Easton like the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Ames Free Library and the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. One can visit the interesting and unusual war memorial created by Frederick Law Olmsted, called The Rockery or the Memorial Cairn. The various churches and cemeteries around Easton reflect the city’s historical and architectural background. One can also spend a fun time in the Borderland State Park that offers opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, ice skating and sledding. Enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the shops at Fellsway Plaza Shopping Center and the Glendale Square Shopping Center.

Easton Transportation

Boston Logan International is the local major airport.

Easton Higher Education

The city is served by Stonehill College.

People

Total Population 23,583
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 12.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,286
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $116,161
% Above Poverty Level 96.2%
% Below Poverty Level 3.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 5.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,273
Median House Value $359,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 0.7%
English 12.3%
Irish 30.5%

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

Easton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 7 miles SW of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 02356, 02375
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02334
Company Zip Codes 02357
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.024
Longitude -71.129

Easton 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 BROCKTON
Distance 6.9 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 11.6 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 17.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

North Easton (02356)

South Easton (02375)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Foxborough 5,326 $75,282
Mansfield 23,482 $110,338
Norton 19,362 $107,993
Raynham 13,600 $98,700
Stoughton 28,110 $97,587
West Bridgewater 7,008 $101,071

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

Easton Public Libraries

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Ames Free Library Of Easton, Inc.
53 MAIN ST.
Easton, Massachusetts
(508) 238-2000
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Easton High Schools

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SOUTHEASTERN REG VOC TECH
250 FOUNDRY STREET
508-238-4371
A Vocational School
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,180 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.1

OLIVER AMES HIGH
100 LOTHROP STREET
508-230-3210
Serves 764 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.9

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