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Overview

Introduction to Berkley, Massachusetts

Berkley, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 4 miles S of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Berkley History

Berkley was originally settled in 1638, and was incorporated in 1735. It was named in honor of George Berkeley, the philosopher and Bishop who lived in Newport, Rhode Island from 1728 to 1731. Prior to ncorporation, Berkley was part of Taunton and Dighton in Massachusetts. It is located in Bristol County, which was formed on June 2, 1685 out of Plymouth Colony.

Berkley and Nearby Attractions

  • Dighton Rock State Park
  • New Bedford Whaling Museum
  • Dighton Rock Museum
  • Capron Park Zoo
  • Bridge Village Heritage Park
  • Slater Mill Historic Site

Things To Do In Berkley

Berkley is home to Dighton Rock State Park. The Threemile River and Assonet River provides opportunities for swimming, boating, and fishing. The Dighton Rock Museum is another popular attraction. Other places often visited include the Bridge Village Heritage Park, Freetown Fall River State Forest, Slater Mill Historic Site, New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, and the Children's Museum in Easton. The John F. Parker Golf Course offers opportunities to play golf.

Berkley Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Berkley Higher Education

Bristol Community College, University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth, and Bridgewater State College are nearby colleges.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,589
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens9.8%
Employed Population 16+3,668
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married59.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.2%
Median Earnings25+$50,946
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$44,881

Wealth

Median Family Income$107,941
% Above Poverty Level95.4%
% Below Poverty Level4.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone16.7%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$339,800

Ancestry

Irish26.1%
Portuguese24.1%
French Except Basque18.6%
Italian14%
English10.5%
Canadian8.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.2%
Polish4.1%
Arab3%
German2.8%
Swedish2.4%
Scottish2.4%
Lebanese1.8%
Greek1.6%
Finnish1.1%
Russian1%
Lithuanian1%
Turkish0.8%
Norwegian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
US/American0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
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Berkley Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2779
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.85
Approximate Longitude-71.08

Berkley 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
Distance4 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
StationROCHESTER
Distance10.1 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
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance22.4 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dighton7,320$99,801
Freetown9,111$100,341
Lakeville11,193$109,338
Raynham13,699$100,833
Somerset18,279$82,176
Taunton56,504$70,858

Berkley Public Libraries

Berkley Public Library
3 NORTH MAIN STREET
Berkley, Massachusetts
(508) 822-3329

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Berkley Public Schools

Berkley Middle School
21 North Main Street
ZIP: 2779
(508) 884-9434
Middle
Total Enrollment 369
Berkley Community School
59 South Main Street
ZIP: 2779
(508) 822-9550
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
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