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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 28,779
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 15,537
Age of the Population 39

Families

% of people married 52.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 43%
Median Earnings25+ $50,287
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $42,232
Median Earnings With High School Degree $39,057

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,775
% Above Poverty Level 95.8%
% Below Poverty Level 4.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 29 minutes
% Working from Home 3.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation 4.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 22.9%
Median Gross Rent $958
Median House Value $323,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 11.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 16%
Irish 29.2%

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

North Attleborough Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Attleboro 43,774 $77,403
Foxborough 5,013 $78,599
Mansfield 23,389 $114,326
Norton 19,280 $104,176
Plainville 8,581 $113,324
Wrentham 11,169 $120,714
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Student/teacher ratio: 13.5

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