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Overview

Introduction to Medway, Massachusetts

Medway, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 9 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the Boston metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 12,448 people lived in Medway.

Medway History

In Medway, the first settlement bagan taking root in 1657. The city was officially incorporated in 1713. In the western region of Medway, you can locate the historically famous Rabbit Hill, a notable stony pasture still inhabited by many rabbits. Even today, native inhabitants constitute a large percentage of the population.

Medway and nearby Attractions

  • Rabbit Hill
  • Milk Pond
  • Saint Joseph's Cemetery
  • Oakland Cemetery
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Breezy Meadow Camp

Things To Do In Medway

The sea beaches located near the city offer a number of relaxing entertainment options to the tourists. There are lush golf clubs and numerous restaurants at Medway. Here, you can also visit the famous Rabbit Hill where you can see a huge number of rabbits.

Medway Transportation

Boston Logan International is the closest major airport.

Medway Higher Education

Framingham State College offers higher education.

People

Total Population 12,965
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 11.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,143
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 61.4%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 52.4%
Median Earnings25+ $61,679
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $37,143
Median Earnings With High School Degree $36,656

Wealth

Median Family Income $133,311
% Above Poverty Level 96.9%
% Below Poverty Level 3.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 36 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 3.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.1%
Median Gross Rent $827
Median House Value $368,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13.3%
US/American 0.4%
English 17.2%
Irish 31.9%

Medway Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 9 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02053
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.141
Longitude -71.397

Medway 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 1.9 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 7.7 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 BEDFORD
Distance 24.3 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 60 to 83 F
Oct Temp 39 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Bellingham 5,055 $89,845
Holliston 14,008 $130,699
Medfield 5,964 $131,471
Millis 8,007 $106,895
Norfolk 11,529 $154,375

Medway Public Libraries

Library
Medway Public Library
26 HIGH ST.
Medway, Massachusetts
(508) 533-3217

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88 SUMMER STREET
508-533-3227
Serves 773 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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