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Overview

Introduction to Raynham, Massachusetts

Raynham, Massachusetts is 2 miles N of Taunton, Massachusetts and 28 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Bristol county. The town is part of the Brockton metro area.

Raynham History

The earliest settlers came to Raynham in 1639. At that time it was a part of Taunton. It was one of the earliest sites that had ironworks in America. The area was incorporated as Raynham in 1731; its name was based on the name of an English town, Rainham.

Raynham and nearby Attractions

  • Raynham Racetrack
  • Raynham Townhall
  • Saint Anns Church
  • Forge River Reservoir
  • Brockton Country Club

Things To Do In Raynham

The town’s recreation department plans and arranges a number of recreational and educational activities for adults as well as children. The Borden Colony complex, which is spread over an area of 300 acres, has baseball, soccer and softball fields. It also has huge areas of farmlands and forests. People go for fishing, boating, picnicking and ice skating at Johnson’s Pond, depending on the time of year.

Raynham Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport provides facilities for air-transportation.

Raynham Higher Education

The local college is Bridgewater State College.

People

Total Population 13,600
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 15.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,695
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 57.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $98,700
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 4.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,337
Median House Value $309,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 14%
US/American 0.7%
English 13.4%
Irish 27.5%

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

Raynham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 2 miles N of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 28 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 02767
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.948
Longitude -71.073

Raynham 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 TAUNTON
Distance 3.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 37 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.3 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 8 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 ROCHESTER
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkley 6,547 $94,688
Bridgewater 8,516 $72,448
Easton 23,583 $116,161
Norton 19,362 $107,993
Taunton 56,276 $69,318
West Bridgewater 7,008 $101,071

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

Raynham Public Libraries

Library
Raynham Public Library
760 SOUTH MAIN ST.
Raynham, Massachusetts
(508) 823-1344

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