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Overview

Introduction to Bourne, Massachusetts

Bourne, Massachusetts, in Barnstable county, is 15 miles S of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 48 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts . The town is included in the Barnstable - Yarmouth metropolitan area.

Bourne History

The city of Bourne was originally a part of Sandwich and was first settled in 1640. In 1884, the city was incorporated. In fact, it was the last city in Barnstable County to be incorporated. Bourne was named after Richard Bourne, who served the Massachusetts General Court during the time of settlement. The nation's oldest store, Aptucxet Trading Post, also lies within the city. Bourne is also considered as the "first" town on the Cape, as the gorgeous Bourne Bridge connects the cape with mainland Massachusetts.

Bourne and nearby Attractions

  • Aptucxet Trading Post Museum
  • Cape Cod National Seashore
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Spooky World
  • Franklin Park Zoo

Things To Do In Bourne

The city of Bourne, a medium-sized rural community, features several scenic parks and playgrounds. The Cape Cod Canal that bisects the community offers superb sport fishing, boating and bike trails along its sides. There are number of quiet harbors where you can enjoy shell fishing, boating and swimming. Each year, the city organizes the annual Bourne Scallop Festival in the early September.

Bourne Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.

Bourne Higher Education

University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth is close to the city.

Demographics

People

Total Population1,054
Male Share of the Population41.8%
Female Share of the Population58.2%
Senior Citizens35.2%
Employed Population 16+476
Age of the Population57

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher55.9%
Median Earnings25+$51,667
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$0

Wealth

Median Family Income$95,833
% Above Poverty Level91%
% Below Poverty Level9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home4%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.5%
Median Gross Rent$0
Median House Value$375,900

Ancestry

Irish33.5%
English16.9%
German14%
Canadian13%
Italian8.9%
Scottish7.6%
Russian5.2%
Greek4.6%
French Except Basque3.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)2.8%
Dutch1.8%
Austrian1.7%
Hungarian1.5%
Swiss1.3%
Danishn1.3%
Brazilian1.1%
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Bourne Almanac

CategoryValue
County Barnstable County
Standard Zip Codes2532
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.75
Approximate Longitude-70.61

Bourne Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationEAST WAREHAM
Distance3.9 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp64 to 80 F
Oct Temp43 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
StationHYANNIS
Distance16.3 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance16.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Carver11,557$91,399
Marion5,014$102,344
Mashpee14,080$86,719
Rochester5,439$109,583
Sandwich3,044$98,466
Wareham22,472$80,653

Bourne Public Libraries

Jonathan Bourne Public Library
19 SANDWICH ROAD
Bourne, Massachusetts
(508) 759-0644

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Bourne Public Schools

Bourne High School
75 Waterhouse Rd
ZIP: 2532
(508) 759-0670
High
Total Enrollment 462
Bourne Middle School
77 Waterhouse Road
ZIP: 2532
(508) 759-0690
Middle
Total Enrollment 725
Peebles Elementary School
70 Trowbridge Rd
ZIP: 2532
(508) 759-0680
Primary
Total Enrollment 391
Upper Cape Cod Vocational Technical
220 Sandwich Rd
ZIP: 2532
(508) 759-7711
High
Total Enrollment 699

Bourne Private Schools

The Childrens Workshop
536 Macarthur Blvd
ZIP: 2532
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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