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Overview

Introduction to Lakeville, Massachusetts

Lakeville, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 8 miles SE of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center) and 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.

Lakeville History

First settled in 1717, Lakeville was originally part of Middleborough. Incorporated on May 13, 1853, it was named after the system of "lakes" in the area that include the Assawompset Pond, Long Pond, Great Quittacas Pond and Little Quittacas Pond, and Pocksha Pond. Lakeville is located in Plymouth County, which was founded in 1685.

Lakeville and Nearby Attractions

  • Long Pond
  • Massasoit State Park
  • Robbins Museum of Archaeology
  • Freetown Fall River State Forest
  • Children's Museum in Easton
  • Myles Standish Monument State Reservation

Things To Do In Lakeville

The Poquoy Brook Country Club, Heritage Hill Country Club, and Reservoir Heights Golf Club provide opportunities to play golf. The Lakeville Church of the Nazarene, Saint Martha and Saint Mary Church, and Mullein Hill Chapel are some of the local churches. The Freetown Fall River State Forest provides opportunities for horseback riding, fishing, mountain biking, and hiking. The Fort Phoenix State Reservation, Bridge Village Heritage Park, and Myles Standish State Forest also close to Lakeville.

Lakeville Transportation

General Edward Lawrence Logan International Airport is in close proximity.

Lakeville Higher Education

The closest colleges to Lakeville include Bridgewater State College, Bristol Community College, and University of Massachusetts - Dartmouth.

Demographics

People

Total Population11,193
Male Share of the Population49.6%
Female Share of the Population50.4%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+5,929
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married59.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.4%
Median Earnings25+$49,776
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,234
Median Earnings With High School Degree$42,252

Wealth

Median Family Income$109,338
% Above Poverty Level95.6%
% Below Poverty Level4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time33 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.3%
% Using Public Transportation3.4%

Housing

People Living Alone21%
Median Gross Rent$1,180
Median House Value$352,600

Ancestry

Irish28.6%
Portuguese14%
English13.7%
Italian12%
French Except Basque9.5%
German8.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)8.1%
Canadian7.2%
Scottish3.2%
Polish2.6%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1.4%
Lithuanian1.2%
Russian0.9%
Cape Verdean0.8%
African0.8%
Greek0.7%
Finnish0.7%
Arab0.6%
Lebanese0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Brazilian0.3%
Albanian0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
US/American0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
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Lakeville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes2347
Company Zip Codes2348
Phone Area Codes774, 508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.85
Approximate Longitude-70.95

Lakeville 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
Distance4.9 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
StationBROCKTON
Distance14.3 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
Distance16.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Berkley6,589$107,941
Dighton7,320$99,801
Freetown9,111$100,341
Middleborough24,042$93,018
Raynham13,699$100,833
Taunton56,504$70,858

Lakeville Public Libraries

Lakeville Free Public Library
4 PRECINCT ST.
Lakeville, Massachusetts
(508) 947-9028

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Lakeville Public Schools

Assawompset
232 Main St
(508) 947-1403
Freetown-lakeville Middle School
96 Howland Rd
(508) 923-3518
Middle
Total Enrollment 817
George R Austin Intermediate School
112 Howland Rd
(508) 923-3506
Middle
Total Enrollment 245
Apponequet Regional High
100 Howland Rd
(508) 947-2660
High
Total Enrollment 832
Assawompset Elementary School
232 Main St
(508) 947-1403
Primary
Total Enrollment 653

Lakeville Private Schools

Bishop Ruocco House
22 Highland Rd
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Kalia Kids Learning Center
104 Charles Eldridge Dr
Elementary
Total Enrollment 4
Kindercare Learning Centers
4 Lakeville Business Park
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Mullein Hill Christian Academy
111 Highland Rd
Elementary
Total Enrollment 62
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