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Medfield, Massachusetts


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Medfield, Massachusetts

Introduction to Medfield, Massachusetts

Medfield, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 8 miles SE of Framingham, Massachusetts and 17 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area, Medfield is home to some 12,273 residents.

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Medfield Low Rate of Poverty
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Medfield Low Property Crime
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 2% trophy Medfield People in Middle Class or Better
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Medfield College Educated Adults
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy Medfield Median Family Income
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Medfield Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Medfield Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Medfield Well-Paid Single Women
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Medfield Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Medfield, Massachusetts

Comparing Medfield 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
Compared
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 9
Well-Paid Single Women 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 10
Male Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 7 5
Female Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 3 6
Senior Citizens 2 2

Families

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

Wealth

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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Working at Home 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 5 7
Short Commute Times 1 1

Housing

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 2
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1
People Living Alone 1 2

Crime

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
Compared
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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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
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Medfield Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 12,273 100%
Male 6,031 49.1%
Female 6,242 50.9%
Under 18 4,122 33.6%
18+ 8,151 66.4%
65+ 1,137 9.3%
Median Age 38
Average Family Size 3.41
White 11,878 96.8%
African-American 62 0.5%
Asian 216 1.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0%
Other 28 0.2%
Mixed Race 83 0.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 110 0.9%

Estimated Medfield Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 12,343
Growth 70
Growth % 0.6%

Medfield 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 33%
Italian 15.3%
English 11.1%
US/American 5.9%
German 5.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4%
French (except Basque) 3.1%
French Canadian 2.3%
Scottish 2.3%
Russian 2.3%
Polish 1.9%
Swedish 1.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.3%
Greek 1.2%
Canadian 1.1%
European 1.1%
Armenian 1%
Lebanese 0.6%
Welsh 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Portuguese 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Hungarian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
Celtic 0.2%
Brazilian 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Medfield 12,273 $108,926
Dover 5,558 $157,168
Millis 7,902 $72,171
Norfolk 10,460 $92,001
Norwood 28,587 $70,164
Walpole 22,824 $84,458
Westwood 14,117 $103,242

Medfield Public Libraries

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

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Medfield High Schools (2004)

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Serves 828 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.7

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1. Medway, Massachusetts 95   17.2% 9.1% 43.5% 34 $85,627 8.6% 2.5% 12,448 2.3% 2.1 0.1% 0.2
2. Holliston, Massachusetts 93.8   16.3% 8.9% 50.8% 34 $84,878 7.4% 3.3% 13,801 3.4% 3.3 0.1% 1.4
3. Sudbury, Massachusetts 93.4   11.1% 9.8% 71.9% 35 $130,399 8.8% 5.8% 16,841 2.8% 7.2 0.1% 0.6
4. Franklin, Massachusetts 93   18.3% 8.2% 42.7% 34 $81,826 9.4% 4% 29,560 2.8% 5.5 0.3% 0.6
5. Sherborn, Massachusetts 91.6   12.3% 11.3% 75.6% 37 $136,211 7.5% 3.5% 4,200 2.3% 5.2 0.1% 0.7
6. Hanover, Massachusetts 91.3   15.2% 10.5% 38.3% 33 $86,835 7.7% 2.3% 13,164 2.3% 19.1 0.1% 0.8
7. Readington, New Jersey 91.1   18.2% 9.8% 48.2% 35 $106,343 7.4% 4.9% 15,803 1.6% 10.6 0.3% 0.6
8. Sharon, Massachusetts 90.8   14.6% 10.9% 63.1% 37 $99,015 7% 10% 17,408 3% 5.5 0.3% 1
9. Fair Haven, New Jersey 90.4   15.5% 10.3% 61.8% 36 $109,760 9% 6.1% 5,937 2.3% 7.9 0.4% 0.7
10. High Bridge, New Jersey 90.2   20.9% 6.5% 39.1% 35 $75,357 8.6% 3.8% 3,776 3.2% 7.9 0.1% 0.3
11. Woodcliff Lake, New Jersey 90.1   10.6% 13.4% 58.3% 34 $133,925 7.1% 6.2% 5,745 1.5% 7.7 0.2% 0.5
12. Northborough, Massachusetts 89.9   17% 9.8% 51% 27 $90,480 7.3% 7% 14,013 2.8% 10.9 0.4% 0.4
13. Carlisle, Massachusetts 89.8   11.5% 8.4% 83.4% 34 $142,350 7.2% 6.5% 4,717 2.4% 4 0.5% 0.2
14. Norton, Massachusetts 89.7   19.3% 7.8% 30.8% 32 $71,848 8% 7.8% 18,036 4% 10 0.3% 0.4
15. Ashland, Massachusetts 89.5   22.6% 9.8% 45.6% 34 $77,611 7.9% 8.1% 14,674 2% 3.9 0.2% 1.6
16. Long Hill, New Jersey 89.5   18.2% 12.6% 49.3% 31 $103,037 7.7% 7.2% 8,777 3.3% 12 0.4% 0.6
17. Ramsey, New Jersey 89.4   22.6% 11.2% 54.5% 30 $104,036 7.6% 8.4% 14,351 1.9% 13 0.3% 1.1
18. Oakland, New Jersey 89.3   12.8% 12.7% 41.4% 32 $93,695 7.8% 5.2% 12,466 1.7% 8.8 0.4% 0.6
19. Londonderry, New Hampshire 89.2   12.8% 5.3% 35.9% 32 $73,513 7.4% 3.1% 23,236 2.1% 11.7 0.2% 0.8
20. Reading, Massachusetts 89.1   22.4% 14.2% 47.8% 28 $89,076 7.2% 3.5% 23,708 2.6% 6.6 0.1% 0.7
21. Montvale, New Jersey 89   17.2% 12.6% 55.3% 29 $104,047 7% 7.2% 7,034 0.9% 7.3 0.5% 1
22. Bolton, Massachusetts 88.7   11% 6.2% 67.3% 32 $108,967 8% 2.2% 4,148 1.8% 12.5 0.3% 1
23. Franklin Park, Pennsylvania 88.7   13.3% 9.4% 60% 27 $94,521 6.9% 5% 11,364 3.1% 7.5 0.5% 0.3
24. Pepperell, Massachusetts 88.5   17.6% 7.5% 32.8% 36 $73,967 7.8% 2.8% 11,142 3.7% 9.4 0.3% 1.2
25. River Vale, New Jersey 88.5   15.3% 13.4% 48.5% 35 $105,919 6.9% 7.7% 9,449 2.8% 2.9 0.4% 1.3
26. Bernardsville, New Jersey 88.4   21.1% 12.7% 59.6% 33 $126,601 7.6% 6.1% 7,345 2.8% 11.3 0.5% 0.3
27. Glen Rock, New Jersey 88.2   14.8% 13.7% 61.1% 34 $111,280 8.3% 9.9% 11,546 2.4% 8.5 0.1% 0.2
28. Roxbury, New Jersey 88   18.1% 9.9% 33.9% 35 $83,409 7.1% 7.4% 23,883 2.7% 14.2 0.4% 1.1
29. Westfield, New Jersey 88   19.3% 13.5% 62.5% 35 $112,145 8% 10% 29,644 2.7% 11.7 0.4% 0.1
30. Avon Lake, Ohio 87.6   20.2% 11.6% 43% 26 $76,603 7% 2.7% 18,145 2.3% 8.5 0.4% 0.6
31. Tewksbury, Massachusetts 87.4   18.6% 11.5% 25.2% 31 $76,443 7% 3.6% 28,851 3.8% 14.1 0.3% 1.2
32. North Andover, Massachusetts 87.3   24.9% 13.4% 50.3% 30 $91,105 7% 6.3% 27,202 2.9% 7.2 0.5% 0.4
33. Howell, New Jersey 87.1   15.3% 8.8% 29% 39 $74,623 8% 10% 48,903 4.2% 12.7 0.3% 1
34. Upton, Massachusetts 86.3   18.7% 9.5% 44.9% 33 $89,251 9.9% 2.7% 5,642 3.5% 9.6 0% 1.6
35. Billerica, Massachusetts 86.2   16.5% 8.4% 23.4% 28 $72,102 6.9% 5.3% 38,981 3.8% 12 0.1% 0.8
36. Evesham, New Jersey 86   22.9% 8.9% 39.7% 31 $77,245 7.3% 8.7% 42,275 2.8% 16.7 0.2% 1.2
37. Stanhope, New Jersey 85.7   24.3% 7.5% 32.3% 34 $73,203 6.9% 6.4% 3,584 2.2% 7 0.4% 1.1
38. Corcoran, Minnesota 85.5   10.4% 4.5% 25.3% 28 $81,322 7.3% 3.3% 5,630 0.9% 6.6 0.4% 0.2
39. Ballwin, Missouri 85.4   21.3% 12.1% 46.7% 28 $77,021 7.3% 6.6% 31,283 3.2% 7.8 0.2% 0.6
40. Jackson, New Jersey 85.4   16.1% 9.4% 23.1% 37 $71,045 8.2% 8.7% 42,816 3.7% 13.4 0.5% 1.5
41. Powell, Ohio 85.3   7.6% 3.8% 68.6% 27 $117,801 11.8% 5.7% 6,247 0.4% 12.3 0.3% 0.2
42. Uxbridge, Massachusetts 85.2   19.2% 9.9% 26.9% 32 $70,068 8% 2% 11,156 4.7% 11.6 0.2% 1.6
43. Hudson, New Hampshire 85.1   16.3% 7.9% 25.9% 30 $71,313 7.4% 3.7% 22,928 2.3% 15.2 0.4% 1
44. Litchfield, New Hampshire 85   9.4% 3.5% 33.3% 33 $76,931 9.3% 2.3% 7,360 2.1% 14.4 0.3% 1.6
45. Merrimack, New Hampshire 84.8   15.8% 6.4% 35% 27 $72,011 6.9% 3.4% 25,119 1.9% 11.9 0.5% 0.3
46. Trophy Club, Texas 84.8   11.6% 6% 46.1% 32 $93,990 8.1% 6.6% 6,350 1.8% 9.3 0.1% 0.8
47. Lino Lakes, Minnesota 84.6   10% 3.3% 33.5% 28 $79,183 8.5% 6.3% 16,791 3% 17.8 0% 1
48. Sykesville, Maryland 84.3   20.7% 9.3% 35% 36 $75,758 9.8% 7.9% 4,197 3.5% 6.4 0.2% 1.2
49. Hampstead, Maryland 84   23.3% 5.9% 26.1% 37 $62,460 10.5% 2.2% 5,060 2.4% 17.2 0.2% 1.4
50. Flower Mound, Texas 83.7   8.9% 2.7% 53.1% 33 $98,055 10.7% 9.8% 50,702 2.5% 13.9 0.1% 0.9
51. Pompton Lakes, New Jersey 82.2   24.1% 13.4% 28.4% 27 $74,701 6.9% 7% 10,640 3.2% 13 0.2% 1.1
52. Medina, Ohio 81.9   25.1% 10.2% 32.5% 26 $57,435 9.2% 5.4% 25,139 5.7% 4.6 0.2% 0.2
53. Helena, Alabama 80.8   17.5% 5.1% 45.2% 32 $66,250 10.1% 6.8% 10,296 2.2% 4.2 0.1% 0.1
54. Mine Hill, New Jersey 80.8   19.1% 13.2% 28.2% 32 $67,467 8.5% 9.6% 3,679 5.6% 9.2 0.1% 1.1
55. Perkasie, Pennsylvania 80.5   24.4% 10.6% 22.8% 28 $59,413 7.3% 2.2% 8,828 4.7% 20.6 0.2% 1.3
56. Greenwood, Missouri 80.4   12.8% 4.9% 27.1% 33 $65,313 12% 4.9% 3,952 3.9% 4.6 0.1% 0.5
57. Piedmont, Oklahoma 77.4   7.6% 6.4% 29.9% 28 $57,121 7.2% 6.7% 3,650 3.9% 13.7 0.3% 1.1
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