North Attleborough, Massachusetts

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North Attleborough, Massachusetts

Introduction to North Attleborough, Massachusetts

North Attleborough is part of the Boston metro area. The population of the town is 27,143.

North Attleborough History

North Attleborough, an industrial town in Massachusetts, was established in 1669 by John Woodcock and his family. This small settlement, on the border of the Rhode Island, was occupied by nearly 2,200 people by 1776. During the 19th century, sawmills were built, and nail factories were replaced by the cotton spinning mills. Jewelry and textile manufacturing industries were the two main industries that dominated the town in 1832.

North Attleborough and nearby Attractions

  • Camp Shady Pines
  • Emerald Square
  • Kings Shopping Center
  • Greenwood Lake
  • Brunswick Walnut Hill Lanes
  • Woodcock Garrison House

Things To Do In North Attleborough

North Attleborough is a flourishing center of commerce and business with numerous amusement parks and shops located close by. It has plenty of retail stores and restaurants. You can also visit many educational and cultural venues such as museums, art galleries, zoos and aquariums. North Attleborough also has famous churches, rivers and streams that can certainly excite you during your visit.

North Attleborough Transportation

Air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

North Attleborough Higher Education

Brown University is the nearest college that offers higher education facilities.

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High Points

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

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Low Rate of Poverty
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Top 14% North Attleborough Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Men
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Top 18% North Attleborough Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
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Top 18% North Attleborough Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of North Attleborough, Massachusetts

Comparing North Attleborough 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
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 9 8
Well-Paid Single Men 9 8
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 8
Age of the Population 6 2
Male Share of the Population 6 5
Female Share of the Population 5 6
Senior Citizens 3 3
Racial Diversity 1 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 8 5
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 7
People in Middle Class or Better 9 6
Median Family Income 8 7
College Educated Adults 8 6

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 7
Working at Home 5 3
Short Commute Times 3 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 8
Affordability of Rents 6 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 3
Housing Recently Built 5 7
People Living Alone 5 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 5

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North Attleborough Almanac

Category Value
County Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 02760, 02762, 02763
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02761
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.98
Longitude -71.32
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North Attleborough Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 27,143 100%
Male 13,192 48.6%
Female 13,951 51.4%
Under 18 7,291 26.9%
18+ 19,852 73.1%
65+ 2,622 9.7%
Median Age 35.6
Average Family Size 3.15
White 26,048 96%
African-American 251 0.9%
Asian 463 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 33 0.1%
Other 122 0.4%
Mixed Race 221 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 358 1.3%

Estimated North Attleborough Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 28,133
Growth 990
Growth % 3.6%

North Attleborough 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 21.3%
Italian 14.2%
French (except Basque) 10.5%
English 9.2%
French Canadian 8.9%
US/American 6.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
German 4.7%
Polish 3.4%
Portuguese 2.8%
Scottish 2.7%
Swedish 1.7%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Lebanese 0.9%
Lithuanian 0.7%
Canadian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.7%
Russian 0.6%
British 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Cape Verdean 0.4%
Haitian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Armenian 0.2%
Northern European 0.2%
South African 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
North Attleborough 27,143 $69,461
Attleboro 42,068 $59,112
Foxborough 16,246 $78,811
Mansfield 22,414 $78,058
Norton 18,036 $71,848
Plainville 7,683 $68,640
Wrentham 10,554 $89,058
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North Attleborough High Schools (2004)

Serves 1,154 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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