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Overview

Introduction to Mashpee, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts is 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area. The population of Mashpee is 12,946.

Mashpee History

Mashpee, which was once an independent land, was turned into a plantation in 1763, against the will of the native Wampanoags. The King of England was responsible. The natives were, however, given the right to select their own officials. Due to the harsh treatments received by the Native Americans from the white settlers, the population of the plantation declined steadily. There were a number of revolts for self government by the natives, but all without success. A small success by the Indians in 1834 increased their confidence and they finally set up their own local government.

Mashpee and nearby Attractions

  • 4-H Club Camp
  • New Seabury Golf Club
  • Old Indian Church
  • Ashumet Pond
  • Mashpee River

Things To Do In Mashpee

There are many tourist places in Mashpee. One can visit the Old Indian Meeting House, a very popular historic attraction. The nature parks are ideal places for family trips. Mashpee is also home to a very popular movie theater among area Cape Cod residents.

Mashpee Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Mashpee Higher Education

Cape Cod Community College is lecated in nearby Hyannis.

People

Total Population 13,988
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 26.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,232
Age of the Population 51

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $40,270
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $43,047
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,089

Wealth

Median Family Income $80,250
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,331
Median House Value $321,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.6%
US/American 0.2%
English 15.5%
Irish 25.7%

Mashpee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable
Metro Area Barnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes 02649
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.648
Longitude -70.481

Mashpee 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 HYANNIS
Distance 9.5 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 52 F
Jul Temp 63 to 78 F
Oct Temp 44 to 61 F
Annual Precip 43 inches
Station EDGARTOWN
Distance 18.4 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 39 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 62 to 79 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 24.3 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, Mashpee, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

South Mashpee (02649)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bourne 1,148 $63,854
Falmouth 3,785 $83,185
Oak Bluffs 4,599 $95,254
Sandwich 2,847 $93,214
Yarmouth 23,680 $68,395

Mashpee Public Libraries

Library
Mashpee Public Library
100 NATHAN ELLIS HGHWY.
Mashpee, Massachusetts
(508) 539-1435

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Mashpee High Schools

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500 OLD BARNSTABLE ROAD
508-539-3600
Serves 1,001 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.2

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