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Overview

Introduction to Randolph, Massachusetts

Randolph, Massachusetts is 4 miles N of Brockton, Massachusetts and 13 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Norfolk county. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Randolph History

This area was originally inhabited by the Cochato and Ponkapoag tribes, who called the land Cochaticquom. It was incorporated in 1793. The town is said to be named after the first president of the Continental Congress, Peyton Randolph. During the 19th century, this town was widely regarded as one of the country’s leading boot producers. However, this industry declined in the early years of the 20th century and was replaced by the service and light manufacturing industries.

Randolph and nearby Attractions

  • Ponkapoag Camp of Appalachian Mountain Club
  • Jonathan Belcher House
  • Gills Farm Archeological District
  • Randolph Country Club
  • Belcher Park
  • Randolph Skate Park & Supplies

Things To Do In Randolph

The recreation center of Randolph regularly arranges interesting events and activities for its residents. There are some excellent golf courses, huge parks with facilities for different activities and monuments of historical importance.

Randolph Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport provides air transportation to the people of Randolph.

Randolph Higher Education

Babson College is nearby.

People

Total Population 33,409
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 15.4%
Employed Population 16+ 16,582
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 42.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 30.5%
Median Earnings25+ $40,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $23,885
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,293

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,275
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 37 minutes
% Working from Home 2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.1%
% Using Public Transportation 10.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,324
Median House Value $266,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 36.8%
US/American 0%
English 5.8%
Irish 10.6%

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

Randolph Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 13 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02368
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.162
Longitude -71.041

Randolph 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 BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 5.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 8.1 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
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 10.7 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 4,453 $88,750
Brockton 94,532 $56,679
Canton 22,276 $122,002
Holbrook 10,975 $79,710
Stoughton 28,110 $97,587

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

Randolph Public Libraries

Library
Turner Free Library
CRAWFORD SQUARE
Randolph, Massachusetts
(781) 961-0932

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Randolph High Schools

RANDOLPH HIGH
70 MEMORIAL PKWY
781-961-6220
Serves 988 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.4

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