Overview

Introduction to Marshfield, Massachusetts

Marshfield, Massachusetts, in Plymouth county, is 9 miles N of Plymouth, Massachusetts and 25 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is considered part of the Boston metropolitan area.

Marshfield History

Marshfield was originally inhabited by Native Americans, primarily comprising the Wampanoag Tribe. After the introduction of Christianity, it became a renowned pilgrim spot. Early explorers visited the city and left major footprints. The heritage buildings and plantations along the shoreline and old worshipping places speak volumes about those footprints. The shoreline of the city was reshaped by rising sea water.

Marshfield and nearby Attractions

  • Marshfield Country Club
  • Marshfield Plaza
  • Massachusetts State Fish Hatchery
  • First Congregational Church
  • Chandler's Pond
  • Furnace Brook

Things To Do In Marshfield

Marshfield is an ideal place for fishing and the marsh waters are enjoyable picnic spots. One can visit one of the many plantation areas within the city as well as in its outskirts. Small woodlands and reserved forests are also abundant and are good places to enjoy a vacation.

Marshfield Transportation

The nearest major airport is Boston Logan International.

Marshfield Higher Education

Higher education is offered by Bridgewater State College.

Demographics

People

Total Population4,976
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens14.6%
Employed Population 16+2,572
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married51.9%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher70.9%
Median Earnings25+$60,430
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$53,605

Wealth

Median Family Income$131,038
% Above Poverty Level91.4%
% Below Poverty Level8.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time35 minutes
% Working from Home4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$1,022
Median House Value$391,600

Ancestry

Irish33.1%
English21.8%
Italian18.1%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)7.8%
Brazilian7.5%
Scottish5.4%
French Except Basque5%
Portuguese3.3%
German3.2%
Cape Verdean2.2%
African2.2%
Polish2.1%
Canadian1.9%
Arab1.8%
Swedish1.7%
Russian1.7%
Lebanese1.7%
Norwegian1.2%
Dutch1.1%
Greek1%
Hungarian1%
Belgian0.9%
Serbian0.8%
Czech0.6%
Ukrainian0.4%
Bulgarian0.4%
Slovak0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Lithuanian0.3%
Latvian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Marshfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Plymouth County
Standard Zip Codes02050
P.O. Box Zip Codes2065
Phone Area Codes3,39,781
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude42.09
Approximate Longitude-70.7

Marshfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationPLYMOUTH-KINGSTON
Distance7.5 miles
Jan Temp20 to 38 F
Apr Temp37 to 56 F
Jul Temp63 to 82 F
Oct Temp44 to 63 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationHINGHAM
Distance14.6 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
StationROCHESTER
Distance23.9 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Duxbury1,668$168,000
Kingston6,205$115,343
Scituate5,482$142,750

Marshfield Public Libraries

Ventress Memorial Library
15 LIBRARY PLAZA
Marshfield, Massachusetts
(781) 834-5535

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Marshfield Public Schools

Daniel Webster
1456 Ocean Street
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5045
Primary
Total Enrollment 406
Eames Way School
165 Eames Way
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5090
Primary
Total Enrollment 238
Furnace Brook Middle
500 Furnace Street
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5020
Middle
Total Enrollment 1022
Gov Edward Winslow
60 Regis Rd
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 423
Marshfield High
167 Forest Street
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5050
High
Total Enrollment 1323
Martinson Elementary
275 Forest Street
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5025
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
South River
59 Hatch Street
ZIP: 2050
(781) 834-5030
Primary
Total Enrollment 369
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