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Overview

Introduction to Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Dartmouth, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 3 miles SW of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center) and 52 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is included in the New Bedford metropolitan area.

Dartmouth History

Dartmouth was initially settled in 1652. The name Dartmouth was based upon the town of the same name in Devon, England. This was the place from where the Puritans left for America. The town was incorporated in 1664. Though the region started out as an agricultural community, it later developed into a resort.

Dartmouth and nearby Attractions

  • Buttonswood Park Zoo
  • Horseneck Beach
  • Grinnell Congregate Home
  • Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum
  • Demarest Lloyd State Park
  • Allens Pond Wildlife Sanctuary

Things To Do In Dartmouth

Dartmouth has a beach, as well as several parks. A number of rivers also flow through this town. These areas are excellent for recreational activities. People can visit the parks and the rivers of Dartmouth to relax and also participate in various activities. The are also some interesting museums are in and around Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Transportation

New Bedford Regional Airport is just minutes from Dartmouth.

Dartmouth Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts is nearby.

Demographics

People

Total Population34,555
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens19.3%
Employed Population 16+15,827
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married44.3%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.8%
Median Earnings25+$42,274
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,934
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,944

Wealth

Median Family Income$84,242
% Above Poverty Level92.1%
% Below Poverty Level7.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.9%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone26.1%
Median Gross Rent$914
Median House Value$318,800

Ancestry

Portuguese36.9%
Irish14.2%
French Except Basque10.3%
English10.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)9.4%
Italian7.4%
Polish4.8%
Canadian4.2%
German3.8%
African2.4%
Cape Verdean1.9%
Arab1.4%
Lebanese1.2%
Norwegian1%
Swedish0.9%
Scottish0.9%
Greek0.8%
Russian0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Ukrainian0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Albanian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Finnish0.2%
Welsh0.1%
US/American0.1%
Australian0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Ghanaian0.1%
Maltese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Dartmouth Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
Standard Zip Codes2747, 2748
P.O. Box Zip Codes2714
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.56
Approximate Longitude-71

Dartmouth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNEW BEDFORD
Distance3.3 miles
Jan Temp20 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 56 F
Jul Temp65 to 83 F
Oct Temp46 to 63 F
Annual Precip50.7 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance13.1 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
StationEDGARTOWN
Distance28.3 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acushnet10,414$84,432
Fairhaven16,078$80,231
Marion5,014$102,344
Mattapoisett6,216$99,182
New Bedford94,988$47,727
Westport15,753$89,432

Dartmouth Public Libraries

Dartmouth Public Libraries
732 DARTMOUTH STREET
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
(508) 999-0726

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Dartmouth Public Schools

James M. Quinn School
529 Hawthorn Street
ZIP: 2747
(508) 997-3178
Primary
Total Enrollment 662
Andrew B. Cushman School
746 Dartmouth Street
ZIP: 2748
(508) 996-3926
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Dartmouth High
555 Bakerville Road
ZIP: 2748
(508) 961-2700
High
Total Enrollment 1078
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