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Overview

Introduction to Easton, Massachusetts

Easton, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 7 miles SW of Brockton, Massachusetts and 23 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Brockton metropolitan area.

Easton History

The first settler, Clement Briggs, arrived in Easton in the year 1694. The area used to be called the "East End" of the Taunton North Purchase and when the incorporation of the city took place in 1725, it came to be called "Easton." The Ames Shovel Company was established in 1803. This paved the way for the Union Pacific Railroad, which opened up the West to American Explorers. The city of Easton is governed by a town administrator and an elected committee of selectmen.

Easton and nearby Attractions

  • John F Kennedy Library and Museum
  • Moreau Hall
  • Easton Rod and Gun Club
  • Poquanticut Brook
  • Tisdale Cemetery
  • Holy Cross Church

Things To Do In Easton City

There are has a number of historical sites around the city of Easton like the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum, the Ames Free Library and the Oakes Ames Memorial Hall. One can visit the interesting and unusual war memorial created by Frederick Law Olmsted, called The Rockery or the Memorial Cairn. The various churches and cemeteries around Easton reflect the city’s historical and architectural background. One can also spend a fun time in the Borderland State Park that offers opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, canoeing, ice skating and sledding. Enthusiastic shoppers can browse through the shops at Fellsway Plaza Shopping Center and the Glendale Square Shopping Center.

Easton Transportation

Boston Logan International is the local major airport.

Easton Higher Education

The city is served by Stonehill College.

Demographics

People

Total Population23,770
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens13.7%
Employed Population 16+12,352
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married51.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher48%
Median Earnings25+$53,788
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,284
Median Earnings With High School Degree$35,380

Wealth

Median Family Income$115,691
% Above Poverty Level96.1%
% Below Poverty Level3.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation5.1%

Housing

People Living Alone19.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,323
Median House Value$365,800

Ancestry

Irish31.6%
Italian15.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)12.8%
English12.2%
German5.6%
Polish5%
French Except Basque4.8%
Portuguese4.8%
Swedish3.4%
Canadian3.1%
Scottish3%
Russian2.6%
Arab2%
Lebanese1.8%
Greek1.8%
African1.6%
West Indian1.4%
Lithuanian1.3%
Cape Verdean1.1%
Haitian1%
Dutch0.7%
Finnish0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Slovak0.3%
Albanian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Trinidad Tobago0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Austrian0.2%
US/American0.2%
Czech0.2%
Syrian0.1%
Jamaican0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Romanian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Easton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Bristol County
P.O. Box Zip Codes2334
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.03
Approximate Longitude-71.1

Easton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROCKTON
Distance6.9 miles
Jan Temp18 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp40 to 63 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance11.6 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
StationWEST MEDWAY
Distance17.3 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Foxborough5,491$76,369
Mansfield23,615$118,220
Norton19,409$109,437
Raynham13,699$100,833
Stoughton28,260$93,357
West Bridgewater7,044$103,295
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