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Overview

Introduction to Attleboro, Massachusetts

Attleboro, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 6 miles NE of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 30 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. It's situated in the southeastern portion of the state. In the past, it was known as "The Jewelry Capital of the World" due to its numerous jewelry manufactures. The city is still home to jewelry related businesses.

Attleboro features numerous red brick mill buildings. The Ten Mile River flows through the center of the city. Attleboro includes industry and a large number of residential areas. A vast number of residents commute to Boston and Providence.

Attleboro History

It was incorporated as the town of Attleborough in 1694. in 1914 it was reincorporated as the city of Attleboro. The name was given in tribute to a British town. Beginning in 1913 jewelry manufacturing was thriving with L.G. Balfour Company having a major role.

Attleboro Attractions

  • Attleboro Arts Museum
  • Capron Park includes a popular zoo
  • Attleboro Area Industrial Museum
  • LaSalette Shrine offers a light display during the Christmas season that attracts visitors from all over the area
  • L.G. Balfour Riverwalk is located near the business district
  • The Women at Work Museum
  • Dodgeville Mill
  • L.G. Balfour jewelry plant
  • Museum at the Mill
  • Triboro Youth Theatre/Triboro Musical Theatre

Attleboro Activities

The Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary is home to a variety of wildlife. Nearby Boston offers a wide assortment of activities, professional sports and entertainment. The Blue Hills offer picturesque views of the fall foliage. The region's Arnold Arboretum and Jamaica Plain is a large scenic acreage and includes Peters Hill. The New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park is located in the county.

Attleboro Higher Education

Attleboro is home to a branch of Bristol Community College.

Attleboro Transportation

The MBTA offers commuter rail transportation and connects with downtown Boston.

Demographics

People

Total Population44,121
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+22,233
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married49.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,178
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$27,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,751

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,361
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation4.7%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$991
Median House Value$271,000

Ancestry

Irish26.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.8%
Italian14.6%
English12.6%
French Except Basque12%
Portuguese8.4%
Canadian7%
German6.6%
Polish5.4%
Scottish2.2%
Swedish2.1%
African1.7%
West Indian1.3%
Arab1%
Haitian1%
Russian0.9%
US/American0.7%
Cape Verdean0.6%
Greek0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Dutch0.4%
Kenyan0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Belgian0.2%
Brazilian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jordanian0.2%
Syrian0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Estonian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Attleboro Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2703
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.93
Approximate Longitude-71.29

Attleboro Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTAUNTON
Distance11.7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 37 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.3 inches
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp18 to 36 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 83 F
Oct Temp41 to 62 F
Annual Precip46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Mansfield23,615$118,220
North Attleborough28,945$104,210
Norton19,409$109,437
Plainville8,892$108,835
Rehoboth11,914$99,776

Attleboro Public Libraries

Attleboro Public Library
74 NORTH MAIN STREET
Attleboro, Massachusetts
(508) 222-0157

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Attleboro Hospitals

Sturdy Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
211 Park Street

Attleboro Public Schools

Cyril K. Brennan Middle School
320 Rathbun Willard Drive
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-6260
Middle
Total Enrollment 568
A. Irvin Studley Elementary School
299 Rathbun Willard Drive
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-2621
Primary
Total Enrollment 439
Hill-roberts Elementary School
80 Roy Avenue
ZIP: 2703
(508) 399-7560
Primary
Total Enrollment 483
Hyman Fine Elementary School
790 Oak Hill Avenue
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-1419
Primary
Total Enrollment 458
Thomas Willett Elementary School
32 Watson Avenue
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-0286
Primary
Total Enrollment 397
Early Learning Center
7 James St
ZIP: 2703
(508) 223-1563
Primary
Total Enrollment 194
Wamsutta Middle School
300 Locust Street
ZIP: 2703
(508) 223-1540
Middle
Total Enrollment 550
Peter Thacher Elementary School
160 James Street
ZIP: 2703
(508) 226-4162
Primary
Total Enrollment 421
Attleboro High
100 Rathbun Willard Drive
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-5150
High
Total Enrollment 1694
Attleboro Community Academy
100 Rathbun Willard Drive
ZIP: 2703
(508) 222-5150
High
Total Enrollment 48
Robert J. Coelho Middle School
99 Brown Street
ZIP: 2703
(508) 761-7551
Middle
Total Enrollment 675

Attleboro Private Schools

Amego
33 Perry Ave
ZIP: 2703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 19
St John The Evangelist School
13 Hodges St
ZIP: 2703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 271
Grace Baptist Christian Academy
1000 Oakhill Ave
ZIP: 2703
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 75
Little Blessings Preschool
841 N Main St
ZIP: 2703
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
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