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Overview

Introduction to Wrentham, Massachusetts

Wrentham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 14 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island and 23 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Wrentham History

In 1660, Europeans settled in Wrentham for the first time. It was incorporated as a town in 1673. Originally, Plainville was a part of Wrentham, but was separated in 1906. Wrentham was the hometown of Horace Mann, the educational reformer of the 19th Century. Another notable resident of the town was Helen Keller.

Wrentham and nearby Attractions

  • Mirror Lake
  • Wrentham State Forest
  • Joe's Rock
  • Lake Pearl

Things To Do In Wrentham

The town of Wrentham includes two large lakes towards its center and another on the Wrentham/ Norfolk border. These lakes offer good facilities for boating and fishing. You can also go for a family picnic and enjoy the wonderful views of the meadows and woodlands. There are several restaurants and clubs within the town.

Wrentham Transportation

Providence International Airport is close to the town.

Wrentham Higher Education

Providence College is nearby.

People

Total Population 11,287
Male Share of the Population 50.5%
Female Share of the Population 49.5%
Senior Citizens 12.3%
Employed Population 16+ 5,559
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 57.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 49.5%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $124,539
% Above Poverty Level 94.7%
% Below Poverty Level 5.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 5.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1%
% Using Public Transportation 5.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.9%
Median Gross Rent $1,048
Median House Value $411,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.8%
US/American 0.3%
English 17.2%
Irish 33.9%

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

Wrentham Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles N of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02093
P.O. Box Zip Codes 02070
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.077
Longitude -71.328

Wrentham 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 WEST MEDWAY
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 59 F
Jul Temp 60 to 84 F
Oct Temp 37 to 64 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 7.4 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
Station BROCKTON
Distance 17 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sheldonville (02070)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Foxborough 5,326 $75,282
Mansfield 23,482 $110,338
Medway 13,069 $137,644
Norfolk 11,660 $150,096
Plainville 8,735 $113,618

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

Wrentham Public Libraries

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Fiske Public Library
110 RANDALL ROAD
Wrentham, Massachusetts
(508) 384-5440
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Wrentham High Schools

KING PHILIP REG HIGH
201 FRANKLIN STREET
508-384-1000
Serves 1,126 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

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