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Overview

Introduction to Acushnet, Massachusetts

Acushnet, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles NE of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 47 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New Bedford metropolitan area.

Acushnet History

Acushnet was first settled in the year 1659. Throughout its history, it has been included as a part of three separate towns. Formerly, it was the northeastern section of the town of Dartmouth, which included the towns of New Bedford, Westport and Fairhaven. Later, in the year 1787, New Bedford separated from Dartmouth and included the lands of Fairhaven and Acushnet. Fairhaven was incorporated as a separate town, again including the lands of Acushnet in the year 1812. The city was officially incorporated in the year 1860. The name "Acushnet" comes from the name of the river that runs through the town.

Acushnet and nearby Attractions

  • Chipaway Stables
  • The Candleworks
  • St Anthony of Padua Parish
  • New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • New Bedford City Hall

Things To Do In Acushnet

Acushnet has some lovely historic sites that are worth visiting. For food lovers, Acushnet offers an array of restaurants and cafés that serve a wide selection of mouthwatering foods. These are also many great places to relax with family members and friends.

Acushnet Transportation

Boston Logan International airport is the closest major destination for air travel.

Acushnet Higher Education

University Of Massachusetts-Dartmouth serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,414
Male Share of the Population49.5%
Female Share of the Population50.5%
Senior Citizens18.5%
Employed Population 16+5,482
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married51.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher20.1%
Median Earnings25+$42,320
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$48,638
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,476

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,432
% Above Poverty Level95.5%
% Below Poverty Level4.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home3.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone21.8%
Median Gross Rent$766
Median House Value$271,400

Ancestry

Portuguese40.4%
English14.8%
French Except Basque14.7%
Irish14.3%
Canadian10.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)5.2%
African4.4%
Cape Verdean4.4%
Polish3.8%
Scottish2.8%
Italian2.6%
German2.1%
Swedish1.5%
Brazilian1.3%
Greek0.5%
Lebanese0.2%
Arab0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Czech0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Acushnet Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2743, 2745
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.68
Approximate Longitude-70.9

Acushnet Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW BEDFORD
Distance3.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance7.1 miles
Jan Temp19 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp42 to 63 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches
StationNEWPORT ROSE
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp23 to 38 F
Apr Temp39 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 78 F
Oct Temp48 to 62 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dartmouth34,555$84,242
Fairhaven16,078$80,231
Marion5,014$102,344
Mattapoisett6,216$99,182
New Bedford94,988$47,727
Rochester5,439$109,583

Acushnet Public Libraries

Russell Memorial Library
88 MAIN ST.
Acushnet, Massachusetts
(508) 998-0270

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Acushnet Public Schools

Acushnet Elementary School
800 Middle Road
ZIP: 2743
(508) 998-0255
Primary
Total Enrollment 553
Albert F Ford Middle School
708 Middle Road
ZIP: 2743
(508) 998-0265
Middle
Total Enrollment 420

Acushnet Private Schools

Long Plain Christian Nursery School
1180 N Main St
ZIP: 2743
Elementary
Total Enrollment 8
St Francis Xavier Elementary School
223 Main St
ZIP: 2743
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
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