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Overview

Introduction to Freetown, Massachusetts

Freetown, Massachusetts, in Bristol county, is 7 miles NE of Fall River, Massachusetts and 39 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Freetown History

One of the oldest communities in the United States, Freetown was first settled in 1659. Assonet and Fall River were purchased from the Wampanoag Indians in an exchange known as Ye Freemen's Purchase. The city of Fall River and a portion of Acushnet were once included in this area. Freetown was officially incorporated in 1683. In the second half of the 17th century, this area was inhabited by Pilgrims and their descendants.

Freetown and nearby Attractions

  • Town Beach
  • Freetown State Forest
  • Freetown Historical Society Museum
  • Buttonwood Park Zoo
  • Fall River Carousel

Things To Do In Freetown

The Freetown Historical Society Museum displays historic remnants relating to the history of the town. Children may enjoy a trip to the Buttonwood Park Zoo. Freetown has two public beaches, Porter Pastures and Town Beach. Freetown also has a number of parks, including Central Park, Bandstand Park, Hathaway Park and Memorial Park. Freetown State Forest offers trails for horseback riding and hiking. The state forest has a famous rock known as Profile Rock, which resembles Massasoit, leader of the Wampanoags.

Freetown Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Freetown Higher Education

The University of Massachusetts, Bristol Community College and Bridgewater State College are all accessible from Freetown.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,111
Male Share of the Population49.8%
Female Share of the Population50.2%
Senior Citizens14.5%
Employed Population 16+4,832
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married57.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
Median Earnings25+$45,808
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$43,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$36,090

Wealth

Median Family Income$100,341
% Above Poverty Level95.9%
% Below Poverty Level4.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home2.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,298
Median House Value$320,900

Ancestry

Portuguese33.7%
English16.8%
French Except Basque16.3%
Irish15.1%
Polish7.7%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)6.7%
Canadian5.9%
German4.7%
Italian4.5%
Cape Verdean1.9%
African1.9%
Scottish1.4%
Arab1.3%
Lebanese1.2%
Swedish1.1%
Norwegian1%
Brazilian0.6%
Russian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Lithuanian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
US/American0.1%
Moroccan0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Australian0.1%
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Freetown Almanac

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Freetown Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCHESTER
Distance7.4 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
StationNEW BEDFORD
Distance12.7 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
StationBROCKTON
Distance18.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley6,589$107,941
Dighton7,320$99,801
Lakeville11,193$109,338
Middleborough24,042$93,018
Somerset18,279$82,176
Swansea16,249$91,344
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