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Overview

Introduction to Mashpee, Massachusetts

Mashpee, Massachusetts is 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts and 57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts. It is in Barnstable county. The town is part of the Barnstable - Yarmouth metro area.

Mashpee History

Mashpee, which was once an independent land, was turned into a plantation in 1763, against the will of the native Wampanoags. The King of England was responsible. The natives were, however, given the right to select their own officials. Due to the harsh treatments received by the Native Americans from the white settlers, the population of the plantation declined steadily. There were a number of revolts for self government by the natives, but all without success. A small success by the Indians in 1834 increased their confidence and they finally set up their own local government.

Mashpee and nearby Attractions

  • 4-H Club Camp
  • New Seabury Golf Club
  • Old Indian Church
  • Ashumet Pond
  • Mashpee River

Things To Do In Mashpee

There are many tourist places in Mashpee. One can visit the Old Indian Meeting House, a very popular historic attraction. The nature parks are ideal places for family trips. Mashpee is also home to a very popular movie theater among area Cape Cod residents.

Mashpee Transportation

Boston Logan International is the nearest major airport.

Mashpee Higher Education

Cape Cod Community College is lecated in nearby Hyannis.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,080
Male Share of the Population47%
Female Share of the Population53%
Senior Citizens29.7%
Employed Population 16+6,433
Age of the Population53

Families

% of people married55.3%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher36.6%
Median Earnings25+$45,591
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$52,532
Median Earnings With High School Degree$32,625

Wealth

Median Family Income$86,719
% Above Poverty Level93.2%
% Below Poverty Level6.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home5.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$1,343
Median House Value$332,400

Ancestry

Irish23.3%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)17.6%
English15.6%
Italian12%
French Except Basque7.9%
German7.6%
Portuguese5.8%
Polish5.2%
Canadian4%
Scottish2.6%
Swedish2.6%
Cape Verdean1.9%
African1.9%
Russian1.7%
Greek1.5%
Finnish1.3%
Norwegian0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Brazilian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Danishn0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Albanian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Serbian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Australian0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Egyptian0.1%
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Mashpee Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of New Bedford, Massachusetts (center to center)
Nearest Large City57 miles SE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Barnstable County
Metro AreaBarnstable - Yarmouth
Standard Zip Codes2649
Phone Area Codes508
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude41.648
Longitude-70.481

Mashpee Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHYANNIS
Distance9.5 miles
Jan Temp21 to 37 F
Apr Temp38 to 52 F
Jul Temp63 to 78 F
Oct Temp44 to 61 F
Annual Precip43 inches
StationEDGARTOWN
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp22 to 39 F
Apr Temp38 to 54 F
Jul Temp62 to 79 F
Oct Temp45 to 63 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationROCHESTER
Distance24.3 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
Bourne1,054$95,833
Falmouth3,730$86,098
Oak Bluffs4,647$96,714
Sandwich3,044$98,466
Yarmouth23,548$70,594

Mashpee Public Libraries

Mashpee Public Library
64 STEEPLE ST.
Mashpee, Massachusetts
(508) 539-1435

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Mashpee Public Schools

Quashnet School
150 Old Barnstable Rd
(508) 539-1550
Primary
Total Enrollment 558
Mashpee Middle School
500 Old Barnstable Rd
(508) 539-3601
Middle
Total Enrollment 255
Mashpee High
500 Old Barnstable Rd
(508) 539-3600
High
Total Enrollment 453
Kenneth Coombs School
152 Old Barnstable Rd
(508) 539-1520
Primary
Total Enrollment 471
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