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Overview

Introduction to Medfield, Massachusetts

Medfield, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Medfield is part of the surrounding Boston metro area.

Medfield History

Medfield is the 43rd town which was incorporated in Massachusetts. Settlers came here during 1649. The boundaries of the city extended into Medway and Millis in the past. Later on, the city got its new boundary. Great damage occurred in the year 1675 when, during an uprising, the natives burnt down the mills and barns.

Medfield and nearby Attractions

  • United Church of Christ
  • Episcopal Church of the Advent
  • First Baptist Church of Medfield
  • Vine Lake Cemetery
  • Kingsbury Pond
  • Medfield Rhodendron Reservation

Things To Do In Medfield

At Medfield, you can go hiking or biking along the nature trails. Fishing opportunity is available in plenty. The remnants of the burnt Peak House is a great tourist spot. The art galleries and museums around Medfield speak of the rich heritage of the area.

Medfield Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Medfield Higher Education

Wellesley College offers education facilities.

People

Total Population 6,322
Male Share of the Population 50.6%
Female Share of the Population 49.4%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,958
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 61%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 63%
Median Earnings25+ $71,901
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $27,327

Wealth

Median Family Income $131,759
% Above Poverty Level 94.6%
% Below Poverty Level 5.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 35 minutes
% Working from Home 5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 8.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.2%
Median Gross Rent $971
Median House Value $505,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.1%
US/American 0.2%
English 11%
Irish 35%

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

Medfield Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02052
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.187
Longitude -71.306

Medfield 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 WALPOLE 2
Distance 3.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 18.4 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
Station HINGHAM
Distance 20.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dover 2,441 $186,250
Millis 8,051 $113,728
Norfolk 11,660 $150,096
Norwood 28,962 $104,301
Walpole 5,881 $107,136
Westwood 15,094 $157,556

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

Medfield Public Libraries

Library
Medfield Memorial Library
468 MAIN STREET
Medfield, Massachusetts
(508) 359-4544

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Medfield High Schools

MEDFIELD SENIOR HIGH
24 POUND STREET
508-359-8385
Serves 828 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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