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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.

People

Total Population 11,098
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 13.7%
Employed Population 16+ 6,036
Age of the Population 44

Families

% of people married 59.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 33.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $102,668
% Above Poverty Level 95.6%
% Below Poverty Level 4.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 34 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.1%
% Using Public Transportation 4.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21%
Median Gross Rent $1,159
Median House Value $353,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 7.2%
US/American 0.6%
English 14.7%
Irish 28.7%

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

Lakeville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 8 miles SE of Taunton, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City 35 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts
County Plymouth
Standard Zip Codes 02347
Phone Area Codes 508
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.845
Longitude -70.961

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)

Station ROCHESTER
Distance 4.9 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 62 to 83 F
Oct Temp 42 to 63 F
Annual Precip 49.8 inches
Station BROCKTON
Distance 14.3 miles
Jan Temp 18 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 58 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 40 to 63 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Station PLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance 16.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 38 F
Apr Temp 37 to 56 F
Jul Temp 63 to 82 F
Oct Temp 44 to 63 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Lakeville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Middleboro (02347)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berkley 6,547 $94,688
Dighton 7,221 $90,625
Freetown 9,031 $96,053
Middleborough 23,708 $90,913
Raynham 13,600 $98,700
Taunton 56,276 $69,318

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

Lakeville Public Libraries

Library
Lakeville Free Public Library
241 MAIN ST.
Lakeville, Massachusetts
(508) 947-9028
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Lakeville High Schools

APPONEQUET REGIONAL HIGH
100 HOWLAND RD
508-947-2660
Serves 857 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

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