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Overview

Introduction to Wareham, Massachusetts

Wareham, Massachusetts is 13 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 44 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Plymouth County. The town is part of the Boston metro area.

Wareham History

In 1678, Wareham was settled for the first time. At that time it was a part of the towns of Rochester and Plymouth. The town of Wareham was incorporated in 1739. It was named after the town of Wareham, England. The early industry included shipbuilding and the related businesses.

Wareham and nearby Attractions

  • Lopes Park
  • Town Greens
  • Myles Standish State Forest
  • Porter Thermometer Museum
  • Captain John Boats Whale Watching
  • Sparrow House

Things To Do In Wareham

Wareham provides golf courses, tennis courts and boating facilities for both its residents and visitors. You can also enjoy whale watching, kayaking and fishing at the town pier. In addition, you can go for a day trip in the beautiful white sandy beaches. Each October, the town of Wareham organizes the Cranberry Harvest Celebration.

Wareham Transportation

Air transportation is available from Martha's Vineyard Airport.

Wareham Higher Education

The nearest university is University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

People

Total Population 22,360
Male Share of the Population 49.4%
Female Share of the Population 50.6%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 10,766
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 43.3%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,738
% Above Poverty Level 88.2%
% Below Poverty Level 11.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 28 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,078
Median House Value $254,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 6.9%
US/American 0.1%
English 15.7%
Irish 27.6%

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

Wareham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 44 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02571
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.762
Longitude -70.722

Wareham 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 EAST WAREHAM
Distance 2.9 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 54 F
Jul Temp 64 to 80 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station ROCHESTER
Distance 10.1 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
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 15.3 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acushnet 10,374 $85,895
Bourne 1,202 $74,688
Carver 11,562 $86,755
Marion 4,979 $94,412
Mattapoisett 6,176 $99,044
Rochester 5,385 $107,625

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

Wareham Public Libraries

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Wareham Free Library
59 MARION ROAD
Wareham, Massachusetts
(508) 295-2343

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Wareham High Schools

WAREHAM SENIOR HIGH
7 VIKING DRIVE
508-291-3510
Serves 954 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.1

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