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Overview

Introduction to Halifax, Massachusetts

Halifax, Massachusetts resides in Plymouth County, 10 miles W of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Halifax History

Halifax was settled in 1669 by the Bosworth family, who came from Bosworth Fields in England. Halifax was a part of Plympton until 1734, when it was incorporated as a separate town. The community, which was named for Halifax, West Yorkshire in England, first saw railroad in the nineteenth century. The town is ub Plymouth County, which was founded in 1685.

Halifax and Nearby Attractions

  • Marine Museum at Fall River
  • John Quincy Adams Birthplace
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Shawme - Crowell State Forest
  • Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Things To Do In Halifax

Halifax has several parks and playgrounds such as the Richmond Park, Lyon Park, and Camp Ousamequin. The Halifax Country Club provides an opportunity to golf. Local churches include Lady of the Lake Church and Saint Davids Episcopal Church. Some nearby museums are the Adams National Historic Site, the William Hickling Prescott House, the Old Bridgewater Historical Society Museum, the Children's Museum in Easton, and the Marine Museum at Fall River.

Halifax Transportation

Air transportation is available from General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport.

Halifax Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bridgewater State College, Stonehill College, and Massasoit Community College.

People

Total Population 7,684
Male Share of the Population 49.1%
Female Share of the Population 50.9%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,969
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 55.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 25.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,025
% Above Poverty Level 96.6%
% Below Poverty Level 3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 1.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.8%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 25.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,718
Median House Value $281,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 9.4%
US/American 0.3%
English 18.3%
Irish 30.9%

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

Halifax Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles W of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02338
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.991
Longitude -70.862

Halifax 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 8.2 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 PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 8.4 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
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 14.6 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
Bridgewater 8,516 $72,448
East Bridgewater 14,113 $102,569
Hanson 1,772 $101,141
Kingston 6,211 $87,325
Pembroke 18,081 $105,128
Plympton 2,868 $94,551

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

Halifax Public Libraries

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Holmes Public Library
470 PLYMOUTH ST.
Halifax, Massachusetts
(781) 293-2271
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