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Overview

Introduction to Mattapoisett, Massachusetts

Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 5 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 49 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts . The town’s population is approximately 6,268.

Mattapoisett History

The city derived its name from an American Indian term meaning "place of rest." Indians who resided nearby used the land for fishing and rested at the shelter, a nearby spring. Mattapoisett was once a spiritual parish in Rochester. The early economy of this area originally centered upon ship building and whaling.

Mattapoisett and nearby Attractions

  • Cape Cod Children's Museum
  • Mattapoisett Museum and Carriage House
  • Nasketucket Bay State Reservation
  • Neds Point Beach
  • Bridge Village Heritage Park

Things To Do In Mattapoisett

Nearby museums include the New Bedford Art Museum, the New Bedford Whaling Museum and the Fall River Historical Society. The Buttonwood Park Zoological Society and the Woods Hole Aquarium are accessible from Mattapoisett as well. Swimming and other water sports can be enjoyed at Neds Point Beach and Long Beach. Nearby parks include Cushman Park and Fort Taber Park.

Mattapoisett Transportation

Air transportation is available from Logan International Airport.

Mattapoisett Higher Education

Nearby colleges and universities include the University of Massachusetts, Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College and Roger Williams University, among others. There are also online schools that may serve students in Mattapoisett. These institutions may offer degree programs in psychology, communications, public health, criminal justice, and business. Some online schools may even have course that can give people training in how to become a travel agent.

People

Total Population 6,138
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 18.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,939
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 61.5%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 48.3%
Median Earnings25+ $51,036
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $7,375
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,021

Wealth

Median Family Income $84,063
% Above Poverty Level 95.2%
% Below Poverty Level 4.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 26 minutes
% Working from Home 7.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,082
Median House Value $394,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.1%
US/American 0%
English 22.4%
Irish 25%

Mattapoisett Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 49 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02739
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.658
Longitude -70.827

Mattapoisett 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 NEW BEDFORD
Distance 5.7 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 56 F
Jul Temp 65 to 83 F
Oct Temp 46 to 63 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 9.8 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
Station BROCKTON
Distance 28.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acushnet 10,329 $85,833
Dartmouth 34,384 $85,269
Fairhaven 15,971 $76,266
Marion 4,935 $82,399
New Bedford 94,873 $45,506
Rochester 5,348 $105,731

Mattapoisett Public Libraries

Library
Mattapoisett Public Library
7 BARSTOW ST.
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
(508) 758-4171

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Mattapoisett High Schools

OLD ROCHESTER REG HIGH
135 MARION RD
508-758-3745
Serves 749 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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