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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,008
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens15.2%
Employed Population 16+5,596
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married51.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher25.3%
Median Earnings25+$41,359
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,867
Median Earnings With High School Degree$38,250

Wealth

Median Family Income$83,696
% Above Poverty Level92.3%
% Below Poverty Level7.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.7%
% Using Public Transportation11.2%

Housing

People Living Alone29.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,055
Median House Value$281,700

Ancestry

Irish33.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21.4%
Italian19.2%
English11.2%
African4.8%
German4.5%
Portuguese3.7%
Cape Verdean3.6%
French Except Basque3.5%
Polish3.1%
Scottish2.8%
Canadian2.6%
West Indian1.8%
Lithuanian1.4%
Swedish1.1%
Greek1.1%
Nigerian1%
Russian0.6%
Brazilian0.4%
Barbadian0.3%
Haitian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Belgian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Holbrook Almanac

CategoryValue
County Norfolk County
Standard Zip Codes2343
Phone Area Codes
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.14
Approximate Longitude-71

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)

StationBLUE HILL OBS MILTON
Distance7 miles
Jan Temp18 to 34 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp62 to 81 F
Oct Temp43 to 60 F
Annual Precip51.1 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance7.2 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
StationWALPOLE 2
Distance12.4 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Avon4,476$89,423
Brockton94,813$60,696
Randolph33,526$79,949
Rockland17,725$84,090
Stoughton28,260$93,357

Holbrook Public Libraries

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

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Holbrook Public Schools

Holbrook Jr Sr High
245 So. Franklin Street
ZIP: 2343
(781) 767-4616
High
Total Enrollment 472
John F Kennedy
339 Plymouth Street
ZIP: 2343
(781) 767-4600
Primary
Total Enrollment 426
South
719 So. Franklin Street
ZIP: 2343
(781) 767-0211
Middle
Total Enrollment 300

Holbrook Private Schools

Lighthouse Baptist Christian Academy
217 Centre St
ZIP: 2343
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
St Joseph Elementary School
143 S Franklin St
ZIP: 2343
Elementary
Total Enrollment 217
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