Seekonk, Massachusetts

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Seekonk, Massachusetts

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.

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Seekonk Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 15% Seekonk People in Middle Class or Better
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 17% Seekonk Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Seekonk, Massachusetts

Comparing Seekonk 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
Age of the Population 8 7
Male Share of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 3
Well-Paid Single Men 6 2
Senior Citizens 5 6
Female Share of the Population 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 4
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 8 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 9 8
Median Family Income 8 5
College Educated Adults 7 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 7 5
Short Commute Times 5 9
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 4
Affordability of Rents 5 8
Housing Recently Built 4 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 4 6
People Living Alone 2 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 4 1
Low Violent Crime 3 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Seekonk Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 13,425 100%
Male 6,517 48.5%
Female 6,908 51.5%
Under 18 3,392 25.3%
18+ 10,033 74.7%
65+ 1,810 13.5%
Median Age 39.7
Average Family Size 3.12
White 12,964 96.6%
African-American 70 0.5%
Asian 127 0.9%
American Indian & Alaskan 38 0.3%
Other 68 0.5%
Mixed Race 158 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 99 0.7%

Estimated Seekonk Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 13,668
Growth 243
Growth % 1.8%

Seekonk 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
Portuguese 22.3%
Irish 15.5%
English 12%
Italian 9.9%
French (except Basque) 9.2%
French Canadian 6%
US/American 4.3%
Polish 3.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
German 2.6%
Swedish 2%
Scottish 1.3%
Lebanese 1.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Cape Verdean 0.7%
Greek 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Armenian 0.6%
European 0.4%
Czechoslovakian 0.4%
Syrian 0.4%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.3%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Seekonk 13,425 $62,361
Attleboro 42,068 $59,112
Dighton 6,175 $64,792
North Attleborough 27,143 $69,461
Rehoboth 10,172 $71,992
Somerset 18,234 $60,067
Swansea 15,901 $60,567

Seekonk Public Libraries

Seekonk Public Library
Seekonk, Massachusetts
(508) 336-8230
Library Web Site

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Starbucks in Seekonk

(As of 2005)
2 Commerce Way

Wal-mart in Seekonk

(As of 2006)
1180 Fall River Avenue
(508) 336-0290
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Seekonk High Schools (2004)

Serves 715 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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