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Overview

Introduction to Seekonk, Massachusetts

Seekonk, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 4 miles E of Providence, Rhode Island and 40 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan statistical area. About 13,425 people live in Seekonk.

Seekonk History

The area that is now recognized as Seekonk was originally inhabited by the Native American tribe of Wampanoag. William Blackstone, Samuel Newman and Roger Williams were among the first English people to settle in this area. It was officially incorporated as a town in 1812.

Seekonk and nearby Attractions

  • Ledgemont Country Club
  • Seekonk Grand Prix
  • Seekonk Public Library
  • Seekonk Townhall
  • Slater Memorial Park

Things To Do In Seekonk

Seekonk is essentially a residential community. There are three golf courses and a playground and a retail area along Route 6 which offers plenty of opportunities for shopping and dining. It also has a movie multiplex. The Seekonk Speedway is a popular destination.

Seekonk Transportation

The closest majot airport is Providence International in Warwick, Ri.

Seekonk Higher Education

The Brown University is situated nearby.

People

Total Population 14,131
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 16.1%
Employed Population 16+ 7,505
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 56.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.5%
Median Earnings25+ $41,643
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $40,471
Median Earnings With High School Degree $35,114

Wealth

Median Family Income $88,042
% Above Poverty Level 94.9%
% Below Poverty Level 5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.3%
% Using Public Transportation 1.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 17.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,094
Median House Value $298,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.6%
US/American 0.8%
English 12.3%
Irish 24.6%

Seekonk Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles E of Providence, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Bristol
Metro Area Providence - Fall River - Warwick
Standard Zip Codes 02771
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.808
Longitude -71.337

Seekonk 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 PROVIDENCE GREEN AP
Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 39 to 58 F
Jul Temp 64 to 83 F
Oct Temp 43 to 63 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Station NORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 35 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 61 F
Annual Precip 53.1 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 21.8 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
Attleboro 43,774 $77,403
Dighton 7,173 $95,492
North Attleborough 28,779 $98,775
Rehoboth 11,742 $94,219
Somerset 18,262 $85,280
Swansea 16,005 $89,625

Seekonk Public Libraries

Library
Seekonk Public Library
410 NEWMAN AVE.
Seekonk, Massachusetts
(508) 336-8230
Library Web Site

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261 ARCADE AVENUE
508-336-7272
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Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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