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Overview

Introduction to Halifax, Massachusetts

Halifax, Massachusetts resides in Plymouth County, 10 miles W of Plymouth, Massachusetts (center to center) and 27 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts.

Halifax History

Halifax was settled in 1669 by the Bosworth family, who came from Bosworth Fields in England. Halifax was a part of Plympton until 1734, when it was incorporated as a separate town. The community, which was named for Halifax, West Yorkshire in England, first saw railroad in the nineteenth century. The town is ub Plymouth County, which was founded in 1685.

Halifax and Nearby Attractions

  • Marine Museum at Fall River
  • John Quincy Adams Birthplace
  • Sandwich Glass Museum
  • Shawme - Crowell State Forest
  • Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Things To Do In Halifax

Halifax has several parks and playgrounds such as the Richmond Park, Lyon Park, and Camp Ousamequin. The Halifax Country Club provides an opportunity to golf. Local churches include Lady of the Lake Church and Saint Davids Episcopal Church. Some nearby museums are the Adams National Historic Site, the William Hickling Prescott House, the Old Bridgewater Historical Society Museum, the Children's Museum in Easton, and the Marine Museum at Fall River.

Halifax Transportation

Air transportation is available from General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport.

Halifax Higher Education

Nearby colleges include Bridgewater State College, Stonehill College, and Massasoit Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,753
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens14.9%
Employed Population 16+4,138
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married58.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.5%
Median Earnings25+$45,208
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$30,357
Median Earnings With High School Degree$41,431

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,131
% Above Poverty Level96.5%
% Below Poverty Level3.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation3.5%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$1,720
Median House Value$281,300

Ancestry

Irish36.2%
English18.5%
Italian18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)11.2%
Finnish7%
German6.6%
Scottish5.2%
Swedish4.8%
Canadian4.8%
French Except Basque4.4%
Polish4.3%
Portuguese4.1%
Danishn1.1%
Austrian0.8%
Arab0.7%
Swiss0.7%
Welsh0.7%
Brazilian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Russian0.5%
Lithuanian0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Cape Verdean0.4%
Syrian0.4%
Albanian0.4%
African0.4%
Greek0.4%
Lebanese0.3%
US/American0.3%
Czech0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Iranian0.1%
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Halifax Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2338
Phone Area Codes339,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.98
Approximate Longitude-70.86

Halifax 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
Distance8.2 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
StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance8.4 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
Distance14.6 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bridgewater8,544$78,306
East Bridgewater14,222$104,622
Hanson1,757$118,750
Kingston6,276$100,074
Pembroke18,166$106,763
Plympton2,913$96,290

Halifax Public Libraries

Holmes Public Library
470 PLYMOUTH ST.
Halifax, Massachusetts
(781) 293-2271

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Halifax Public Schools

Halifax Elementary
464 Plymouth Street
ZIP: 2338
(781) 293-2581
Primary
Total Enrollment 566
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