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Overview

Introduction to Holbrook, Massachusetts

Holbrook, Massachusetts, in Norfolk county, is 4 miles N of Brockton, Massachusetts and 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding Boston metro area,

Holbrook History

Originally, Holbrook was inhabited by the Algonquian-speaking peoples. In 1710, the town was first settled by Europeans. Originally, the town of Holbrook was a part of Old Braintree. During the 18th and 19th centuries, the industries of Holbrook mainly involved cottage trades and farming. It was incorporated on February 29, 1872. Prior to its incorporation, the town was known as East Randolph. The town was named after Elisha N. Holbrook who, upon its incorporation, provided funds for the library and town hall. During the American Civil War, many residents of Holbrook served the for the Union Army.

Holbrook and nearby Attractions

  • Fuller Craft Museum - Brockton
  • Museum of Science - Boston
  • Boston Children's Museum
  • Blue Hills Trailside Museum
  • Zoo New England
  • The Mall at Chestnut Hill

Things To Do In Holbrook

You can enjoy a number of recreational activities in Holbrook. There are many parks, playgrounds, shopping centers and restaurants here. There are many museums and historial sites in and around the city. The town also includes a number of churches and houses of worship.

Holbrook Transportation

International and domestic air transportation is available from Boston Logan International Airport.

Holbrook Higher Education

Massasoit Community College serves the area.

People

Total Population 10,975
Male Share of the Population 50.7%
Female Share of the Population 49.3%
Senior Citizens 16%
Employed Population 16+ 5,579
Age of the Population 46

Families

% of people married 50.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $79,710
% Above Poverty Level 90.8%
% Below Poverty Level 9.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 10.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.2%
Median Gross Rent $974
Median House Value $274,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 0.4%
English 11.6%
Irish 36.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Holbrook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles N of Brockton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Norfolk
Standard Zip Codes 02343
Phone Area Codes 781
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.155
Longitude -71.009

Holbrook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station BLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 34 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 43 to 60 F
Annual Precip 51.1 inches
Station HINGHAM
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 37 F
Apr Temp 38 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 81 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station WALPOLE 2
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 62 F
Annual Precip 46.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Avon 4,453 $88,750
Brockton 94,532 $56,679
Randolph 33,409 $74,275
Rockland 17,663 $78,243
Stoughton 28,110 $97,587

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Holbrook Public Libraries

Library
Holbrook Public Library
2 PLYMOUTH ST.
Holbrook, Massachusetts
(781) 767-3644

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Holbrook High Schools

HOLBROOK JR SR HIGH
245 SO. FRANKLIN STREET
781-767-4616
Serves 613 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.7

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