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Overview

Introduction to Foxborough, Massachusetts

Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area. There are an estimated 16,246 people in Foxborough.

Foxborough History

The town of Foxborough is named after Charles James Fox, a Whig Member of the British Parliament. Foxborough was first settled in 1704. It was the birthplace of the world's largest straw hat factory, Union Straw Works. This factory was founded by local businessman E.P. Carpenter. The town of Foxborough was incorporated in 1778.

Foxborough and nearby Attractions

  • Foxborough State Forest
  • F. Gilbert Hills State Forest
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Patriot Place
  • Ace Archers
  • Funway USA

Things To Do In Foxborough

There are a number of historic sites within the town of Foxborough. The town also offers golf courses, a shopping and entertainment complex, bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, a public shooting area, hiking and biking, horseback riding, a rock wall and a cross country skiing course. The home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, is also in Foxborough. In addition, Foxborough organizes the Three Stooges film festival every year.

Foxborough Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.

Foxborough Higher Education

The nearby college is Stonehill College.

People

Total Population 5,013
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 2,596
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 49.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 32.1%
Median Earnings25+ $41,869
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $41,161
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,115

Wealth

Median Family Income $78,599
% Above Poverty Level 93.6%
% Below Poverty Level 6.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 2.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 37.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,105
Median House Value $335,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.3%
US/American 0%
English 12.5%
Irish 36.8%

Foxborough Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02035
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.065
Longitude -71.248

Foxborough 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 WALPOLE 2
Distance 7 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 BROCKTON
Distance 12.8 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 HINGHAM
Distance 20.6 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, Foxborough, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Foxboro (02035)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Mansfield 23,389 $114,326
Norfolk 11,529 $154,375
Plainville 8,581 $113,324
Sharon 6,010 $132,174
Walpole 5,910 $99,024
Wrentham 11,169 $120,714

Foxborough Public Libraries

Library
Boyden Library
10 BIRD ST.
Foxborough, Massachusetts
(508) 543-1245

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Foxborough High Schools

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FOXBORO REGIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL
131 CENTRAL STREET
508-543-2508
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 875 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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120 SOUTH STREET
508-543-1616
Serves 816 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.4

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