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Overview

Introduction to Carver, Massachusetts

Carver, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 7 miles SW of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 36 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Boston metropolitan area.

Carver History

The town of Carver was incorporated in 1790. It was named after John Carver, the first governor of Plymouth Colony. Savery's Avenue, America’s first divided highway, is located in Carver. In 1861, the highway was opened to the public by William Savery. The cranberry harvest of the town became the largest in the world during the 1940, and is still one of the major businesses of Carver. In 1949, a narrow-gauge railroad called Edaville Railroad was opened.

Carver and nearby Attractions

  • Edaville Station
  • Myles Standish State Forest
  • Fuller Museum of Art
  • Pilgrim Hall Museum

Things To Do In Carver

Carver is known as the "Cranberry Capital of the World". Carver is well known for its festival of lights during Christmas time. In addition, the town organizes King Richard's Renaissance Fair on weekends from Labor Day to Columbus Day. It is a re-creation of the 16th century English fair and is one of the largest Renaissance fairs in Massachusetts.

Carver Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International Airport.

Carver Higher Education

Bridgewater State College serves the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,557
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens19.7%
Employed Population 16+6,118
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married55.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher22.6%
Median Earnings25+$43,019
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$35,810
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,684

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,399
% Above Poverty Level96.6%
% Below Poverty Level3.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home4.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.1%
Median Gross Rent$1,005
Median House Value$267,600

Ancestry

Irish30.5%
Italian16.9%
English15.9%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.3%
German8.6%
Portuguese7.1%
French Except Basque6.9%
Canadian5.1%
Polish5.1%
Scottish3.6%
Swedish3.6%
Arab1.8%
Lithuanian1.8%
Finnish1.1%
Lebanese1.1%
Russian0.8%
Welsh0.7%
Norwegian0.7%
Egyptian0.6%
African0.5%
Cape Verdean0.5%
Belgian0.4%
Danishn0.3%
Ukrainian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Greek0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Carver Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2330
Phone Area Codes508,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.88
Approximate Longitude-70.76

Carver Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance7.6 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance10.5 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
StationHINGHAM
Distance25.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 57 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Halifax7,753$89,131
Kingston6,276$100,074
Middleborough24,042$93,018
Plymouth7,399$70,560
Plympton2,913$96,290
Wareham22,472$80,653

Carver Public Libraries

Carver Public Library
2 MEADOWBROOK WAY
Carver, Massachusetts
(508) 866-3415

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Carver Public Schools

Carver Elementary School
85 Main Street
ZIP: 2330
(508) 866-6211
Primary
Total Enrollment 784
Carver Middle/high School
60 South Meadow Road
ZIP: 2330
(508) 866-6140
Other
Total Enrollment 857
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