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Overview

Introduction to Weymouth, Massachusetts

Weymouth, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town includes four distinct districts known as Bicknell Square, Weymouth Landing, Jackson Square and Columbian Square. Tang and the popular Bell's Seasoning are manufactured in the city. Weymouth has a large Irish population. Most of the land has been developed. It's included in the south shore region of the Boston Metropolitan area. The city took its name from a town in England.

Weymouth History

The original settlers created a plantation known as "Old Spain." The settlers were forced to leave the area due to stealing from the Indians and making threats to the Plymouth Colony. The town was established in 1635. A prominent shoe making industry began in the early years of the 1700's and was producing shoes until 1973.

Weymouth Attractions

  • Abigail Adams House was the birthplace of Abigail Smith Adams, the wife of President John Adams. She was also the mother of President John Quincy Adams
  • Canterbury-Libbey House is a notable historic home
  • East Weymouth features attractive Victorian Homes
  • The Fogg Library is an impressive old structure
  • The Whittmore House is an historic home
  • Washington School, located in Jackson Square is an historic building featuring Queen Anne architecture
  • Tireell House is a noteworthy old structure
  • Fogg Opera House is a notable historic building that has been converted to apartment units and retail shops
  • Town Hall is a recreation of the old Massachusetts State House

There are numerous nearby attractions including the US Naval Ship Building Museum, Old Ship Meeting House, Quincy Historical Society Museum, Richard J. Koch Park, Josiah Quincy House, South Shore Natural Science Center, EXPO Centre, historic Plymouth and the historic Quincy.

Weymouth Activities

Webb Memorial Park is located on a peninsula and offers scenic views of Boston and the Harbor Islands. It includes walking trails and areas for fishing. The Pilgrim Skating Arena is nearby. Residents enjoy the activities and entertainment located in Boston. There are numerous golf courses in the area including the Granite Links Golf Club and the Cohasset Golf Club. The nearby Natasket Beach is popular with residents. Hiking enthusiasts enjoy the close by Borderland State Park and Ames Nowell State Park.

Weymouth Transportation

Logan International Airport in Boston is the closest major airport. The MBTA provides bus services and the city is served by the MBTA Commuter Rail.

People

Total Population
Male Share of the Population
Female Share of the Population
Senior Citizens
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population

Families

% of people married
Average household size

Education and Earnings

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

Wealth

Median Family Income
% Above Poverty Level
% Below Poverty Level

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time
% Working from Home
% Walking and Biking to Work
% Using Public Transportation

Housing

People Living Alone
Median Gross Rent
Median House Value

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)
US/American
English
Irish

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

Weymouth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 11 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02188, 02189, 02190, 02191
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.22
Longitude -70.94

Weymouth 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 HINGHAM
Distance 1.5 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 BROCKTON
Distance 12.2 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 WALPOLE 2
Distance 16.3 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Weymouth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

East Weymouth (02189)

North Weymouth (02191)

South Weymouth (02190)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Hingham 5,416 $161,715
Holbrook 10,975 $79,710
Hull 10,403 $91,315
Quincy 93,177 $79,585
Rockland 17,663 $78,243

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

Weymouth Public Libraries

Library
Tufts Library
46 BROAD ST.
Weymouth, Massachusetts
(781) 337-1402
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Weymouth Hospitals

SOUTH SHORE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
55 FOGG ROAD
(781) 340-8000
Emergency Service: Yes

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