Lakeville, Massachusetts

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Lakeville, Massachusetts

Introduction to Lakeville, Massachusetts

Lakeville, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 8 miles SE of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. About 9,821 people live in Lakeville.

Lakeville History

First settled in 1717, Lakeville was originally part of Middleborough. Incorporated on May 13, 1853, it was named after the system of "lakes" in the area that include the Assawompset Pond, Long Pond, Great Quittacas Pond and Little Quittacas Pond, and Pocksha Pond. Lakeville is located in Plymouth County, which was founded in 1685.

Lakeville and Nearby Attractions

  • Long Pond
  • Massasoit State Park
  • Robbins Museum of Archaeology
  • Freetown Fall River State Forest
  • Children's Museum in Easton
  • Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Things To Do In Lakeville

The Poquoy Brook Country Club, Heritage Hill Country Club, and Reservoir Heights Golf Club provide opportunities to play golf. The Lakeville Church of the Nazarene, Saint Martha and Saint Mary Church, and Mullein Hill Chapel are some of the local churches. The Freetown Fall River State Forest provides opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking. The Fort Phoenix State Reservation, Bridge Village Heritage Park, and Myles Standish State Forest also close to Lakeville.

Lakeville Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is in close proximity.

Lakeville Higher Education

The closest colleges to Lakeville include Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, and University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

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High Points

Lakeville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Massachusetts):

Category Trophy
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Lakeville People in Middle Class or Better
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Lakeville Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Lakeville Median Family Income

Comparative Profile of Lakeville, Massachusetts

Comparing Lakeville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Massachusetts (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 7 4
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Age of the Population 7 4
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 10 9
Average Household Size 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 10 9
People Above Poverty 9 9
Median Family Income 9 8
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Working at Home 6 4
Short Commute Times 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 8
Housing Recently Built 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 7
Affordability of Rents 2 2
People Living Alone 1 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Lakeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02347
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.845
Longitude -70.961

Lakeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.9 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
Distance 14.3 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 16.5 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
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Lakeville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 9,821 100%
Male 4,756 48.4%
Female 5,065 51.6%
Under 18 2,695 27.4%
18+ 7,126 72.6%
65+ 1,110 11.3%
Median Age 37.8
Average Family Size 3.24
White 9,555 97.3%
African-American 30 0.3%
Asian 58 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 14 0.1%
Other 49 0.5%
Mixed Race 114 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 104 1.1%

Estimated Lakeville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,639
Growth 818
Growth % 8.3%

Lakeville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Irish 17.1%
English 14.2%
French Canadian 10%
Italian 9.8%
Portuguese 8.7%
French (except Basque) 7.9%
US/American 5.5%
German 4.2%
Scottish 3.6%
Polish 3.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.7%
Greek 2.3%
Swedish 1.5%
Dutch 1.1%
Russian 1.1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Finnish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.5%
Eastern European 0.5%
Canadian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Lebanese 0.4%
British 0.4%
European 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
Albanian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Norwegian 0.2%
Syrian 0.2%
Cape Verdean 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Middleboro (02347)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Lakeville 9,821 $75,838
Berkley 5,749 $69,222
Dighton 6,175 $64,792
Freetown 8,472 $69,368
Middleborough 19,941 $59,173
Raynham 11,739 $68,354
Taunton 55,976 $52,433

Lakeville Public Libraries

Lakeville Free Public Library
241 MAIN ST.
Lakeville, Massachusetts
(508) 947-9028
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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