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Overview

Introduction to Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 9 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 25 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Marshfield History

Marshfield was originally inhabited by Native Americans, primarily comprising the Wampanoag Tribe. After the introduction of Christianity, it became a renowned pilgrim spot. Early explorers visited the city and left major footprints. The heritage buildings and plantations along the shoreline and old worshipping places speak volumes about those footprints. The shoreline of the city was reshaped by rising sea water.

Marshfield and nearby Attractions

  • Marshfield Country Club
  • Marshfield Plaza
  • Massachusetts State Fish Hatchery
  • First Congregational Church
  • Chandler's Pond
  • Furnace Brook

Things To Do In Marshfield

Marshfield is an ideal place for fishing and the marsh waters are enjoyable picnic spots. One can visit one of the many plantation areas within the city as well as in its outskirts. Small woodlands and reserved forests are also abundant and are good places to enjoy a vacation.

Marshfield Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Marshfield Higher Education

Higher education is offered by Bridgewater State College.

People

Total Population 4,362
Male Share of the Population 47%
Female Share of the Population 53%
Senior Citizens 16.2%
Employed Population 16+ 2,287
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 54.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $109,718
% Above Poverty Level 92.1%
% Below Poverty Level 7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 3.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.9%
Median Gross Rent $914
Median House Value $370,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.9%
US/American 0%
English 23.2%
Irish 37%

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

Marshfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 25 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02050
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02020, 02041, 02047, 02051, 02059, 02065
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.091
Longitude -70.706

Marshfield 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 PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 7.5 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
Station HINGHAM
Distance 14.6 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
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 23.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Brant Rock (02020)

Green Harbor (02041)

Humarock (02047)

North Marshfield (02059)

Ocean Bluff (02065)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Duxbury 1,375 $168,068
Hanover 14,226 $123,026
Kingston 6,211 $87,325
Norwell 10,740 $121,081
Pembroke 18,081 $105,128
Scituate 5,355 $131,597

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

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Serves 1,278 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.9

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