Overview

Introduction to Foxborough, Massachusetts

Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 12 miles W of Brockton, Massachusetts and 22 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the Boston metropolitan area.

Foxborough History

The town of Foxborough is named after Charles James Fox, a Whig Member of the British Parliament. Foxborough was first settled in 1704. It was the birthplace of the world's largest straw hat factory, Union Straw Works. This factory was founded by local businessman E.P. Carpenter. The town of Foxborough was incorporated in 1778.

Foxborough and nearby Attractions

  • Foxborough State Forest
  • F. Gilbert Hills State Forest
  • Orpheum Theater
  • Gillette Stadium
  • Patriot Place
  • Ace Archers
  • Funway USA

Things To Do In Foxborough

There are a number of historic sites within the town of Foxborough. The town also offers golf courses, a shopping and entertainment complex, bumper boats, go-karts, batting cages, a public shooting area, hiking and biking, horseback riding, a rock wall and a cross country skiing course. The home of the New England Patriots, Gillette Stadium, is also in Foxborough. In addition, Foxborough organizes the Three Stooges film festival every year.

Foxborough Transportation

Boston Logan International Airport serves the area.

Foxborough Higher Education

The nearby college is Stonehill College.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,912
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens27.6%
Employed Population 16+2,727
Age of the Population46

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.6%
Median Earnings25+$50,810
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,125
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,389

Wealth

Median Family Income$81,648
% Above Poverty Level89.6%
% Below Poverty Level10.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone41.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,287
Median House Value$364,700

Ancestry

Irish27.5%
Italian16.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.6%
English10%
West Indian6.4%
French Except Basque6.1%
German5.7%
Polish4.8%
Scottish4.3%
Haitian4.3%
Swedish3.7%
Canadian3.1%
Portuguese2.8%
Lithuanian2.7%
Jamaican2.1%
Greek1.5%
Russian1.3%
Czech0.6%
Arab0.6%
Slovak0.5%
Austrian0.5%
African0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Romanian0.3%
Lebanese0.3%
Brazilian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
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Foxborough Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes02035
Phone Area Codes78,15,08,774
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.06
Approximate Longitude-71.24

Foxborough Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWALPOLE 2
Distance7 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
StationBROCKTON
Distance12.8 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
StationHINGHAM
Distance20.6 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
Sharon5,655$146,741
Walpole6,401$126,563

Foxborough Public Libraries

Boyden Library
10 BIRD ST.
Foxborough, Massachusetts
(508) 543-1245

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Foxborough Public Schools

Charles Taylor Elementary
196 South Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-1607
Primary
Total Enrollment 268
Foxborough High
120 South Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-1616
High
Total Enrollment 855
Foxborough Regional Charter School
131 Central Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-2508
Other
Total Enrollment 1262
John J Ahern
111 Mechanic Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-1610
Middle
Total Enrollment 850
Mabelle M Burrell
16 Morse Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-1605
Primary
Total Enrollment 339
Vincent M Igo Elementary
70 Carpenter Street
ZIP: 2035
(508) 543-1680
Primary
Total Enrollment 400

Foxborough Private Schools

Academy At Foxborough
115 Mechanic St
ZIP: 2035
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
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