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Overview

Introduction to Bellingham, Massachusetts

Bellingham, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 13 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts and 28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the Boston metropolitan statistical area.

Bellingham History

There is not much historical evidence regarding any tribal communities in the land that became Bellingham. The region was very swampy in the past and was not considered worthy of settlement. However, things changed gradually and by 1718, the village petitioned for a separate identity. It was officially incorporated as a town on November 27, 1719. The region was originally named "Westham," but at the time of incorporation its name was changed to Bellingham. It was named in the honor of Richard Bellingham, the three time governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

Bellingham and nearby Attractions

  • Bellingham Parks Department
  • Southwick's Zoo
  • Franklin Recreation
  • Chilson Park
  • Draper Park
  • Blackstone Parks & Recreation

Bellingham Transportation

The nearest major airport to Bellingham is Boston Logan International.

Bellingham Higher Education

Bryant college serves the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,376
Male Share of the Population46.9%
Female Share of the Population53.1%
Senior Citizens13.9%
Employed Population 16+2,987
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married48.2%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,318
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,955

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,679
% Above Poverty Level98.9%
% Below Poverty Level1.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation2.3%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,461
Median House Value$246,300

Ancestry

Irish30.6%
Italian20.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14%
English13.9%
German6.9%
French Except Basque4.9%
Canadian4.1%
Brazilian3.9%
Scottish3.8%
Polish3.3%
Portuguese3%
Arab2.5%
Swedish1.6%
US/American1.2%
Lebanese1.1%
Russian1%
Dutch0.8%
Albanian0.8%
Austrian0.8%
Danishn0.4%
African0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Bellingham Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 13 miles S of Framingham, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City28 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2019
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude42.086
Longitude-71.475

Bellingham Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance3.9 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
Distance12.8 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
StationNORTH FOSTER 1 E
Distance21.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blackstone9,068$93,500
Hopedale3,812$113,304
Medway13,135$141,824
Mendon5,963$131,473
Milford25,701$86,944

Bellingham Public Libraries

Bellingham Public Library
100 BLACKSTONE STREET
Bellingham, Massachusetts
(508) 966-1660

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Bellingham Public Schools

Bellingham High School
80 Blackstone St
(508) 966-3761
High
Total Enrollment 685
Stall Brook
342 Hartford Ave
(508) 966-0451
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
South Elementary
70 Harpin St
(508) 883-8001
Primary
Total Enrollment 443
Bellingham Memorial Middle School
130 Blackstone St
(508) 883-2330
Middle
Total Enrollment 734
Primavera Junior/senior High School
80 Harpin St
(508) 883-5403
High
Total Enrollment 22
Bellingham Early Childhood Center
338 Hartford Ave
(508) 966-2512
Primary
Total Enrollment 91
Clara Macy Elementary
60 Monique Dr
(508) 966-0244
Primary
Total Enrollment 261

Bellingham Private Schools

The Goddard School
6 S Maple St
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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