Introduction to Halifax, Massachusetts

Halifax, Massachusetts is 10 miles W of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. Situated in Plymouth County, the population of the town is 7,500.

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.


Total Population 7,629
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.7%
Employed Population 16+ 4,041
Age of the Population 44


% of people married 50.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.2%
Median Earnings25+ $40,517
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $17,105
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,436


Median Family Income $89,042
% Above Poverty Level 98.1%
% Below Poverty Level 1.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 3.6%


People Living Alone 27.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,582
Median House Value $296,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.9%
US/American 0%
English 16.8%
Irish 30.2%

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


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

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
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
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 8,374 $72,714
East Bridgewater 13,996 $106,601
Hanson 1,718 $101,813
Kingston 6,103 $84,653
Pembroke 18,006 $104,977
Plympton 2,840 $102,708

Halifax Public Libraries

Holmes Public Library
Halifax, Massachusetts
(781) 293-2271
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